I am posting updates on the balloting process as soon as the ballot results are in. However, I wanted to take a minute to remind us that Annual Conference is about much more than just electing delegates to General Conference. We have heard many, many powerful testimonies to how God is using our Conference to transform lives. It is perhaps helpful to stop for a minute and remember that above all the mission of the United Methodist Church, and therefore of this Annual Conference, is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

From my perspective, the highlight and the most important purpose of Annual Conference is the gathering together of clergy and laity from all across the denomination to worship the Lord. The worship services have been filled with the tangible presence of the Holy Spirit. We have also bathed all that we have done especially our balloting with prayer and worship. For me, it was the sermon at the Commissioning service Monday night by Bishop Greg Palmer that spoke most powerfully to me.

What has been the best part of this Annual Conference from your perspective?