Original Posting At http://lenguadelaz.blogspot.com/2012/11/imagining-whats-next.html
We were not there to talk about a plan for restructuring. There was no mention of the Connectional Table, IOT, Plan B, or Plan UMC. We did not talk about pension, security of appointment, or the death tsunami. Instead we talked about creating space for intergenerational, interdenominational, intercultural, and interreligious dialogue. We talked about speaking out against sex trafficking, racism, sexism, and heterosexism. We talked about church buildings looking like coffee shops, art galleries, and mom and pop corner stores. We talked about the church being not about buildings or institutions but about the people. We talked about the importance of our lives merging with the lives of others and merging with God.