Reflections from Annual Conference


Dear friends in Jesus Christ:

Annual Conference 2010 has adjourned. It was a meaningful time of being together, of begin church, of Christian conferencing.

Though the session is over, the robust energy and spiritual blessing abide. I pray the time on the proverbial mountain top will translate into continued fruitful ministry in all the congregations, ministries and communities of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference.

We started Annual Conference with many signs of faithfulness and fruitfulness. I am persuaded that the opportunity to celebrate and reflect together June 2-5 further positions us to have sharpened focus about the strengths we bring to address the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Please watch our new and improved website and the future issues of The Current for information on and progress on several initiatives presented at Annual Conference. You will want to stay posted and engaged with:

  • Emphasis on prayer and fasting
  • Refocused assessment process
  • Imagine No Malaria
  • The Conference Dashboard
  • Conflict transformation and reconciliation
  • Revival
We have some great days of faithfulness and fruitfulness ahead of us. I can't wait for each new day of ministry with you. I am,
Your servant in Christ,
Gregory V. Palmer