Better pastors. Healthier churches. Less bureaucracy.
An article from USA Today looks at the lack of effective leadership that is leading to the Methodist's church decline. Shouldn't the MGB Commission have no less a goal.
Other key quotes:
"(The denomination) is growingly irrelevant to the culture."
"...healthy local congregations are crucial."
"The congregation is the central focus. Everything we do as a church, it is all in support in creating vital congregations."
"We can't operate under the model of, 'We'll create great programs and have a great facility and people will come to us.'"