The Bishops have just finished their meeting. They are focusing on making disciples. Sounds good to me. Even better, they say:
The bishops will develop a teaching plan for the church, and measurable goals will be provided for encouraging local congregations in making disciples, Ough said. The plan will cover a common language for the focus, helping people understand what is meant by terms such as â€œChristian discipleâ€ and â€œtransformation,â€ and what it means â€œwhen we say thereâ€™s a uniquely Wesleyan process for forming disciples,â€ he explained.
They’re finally paying attention to developing a shared vision, and (apparently) no longer assuming using a common phrase – like “Christian Disciple” – is univocal. This is HUGE progress. I just hope it’s not too late.