Authorizing Ministry in the 21st Century

Seven persons from Southeast Conference went to San Antonio for the Authorizing Ministry in the 21st Century (AM21), the biennial gathering of the UCC related to the work of the Commission on Ministry.

Attending were Valerie Coe Lowder, chair of the Commission; Michelle Holtmann, vice chair of the Commission; Carrole Moss, chair of the Preparation for Authorized Ministry team; Bert Knupp, chair of the Support and Nurture team; Heather Bardole, SEC registrar; Jess Chancey, a member of the Support and Nurture team; and June Boutwell, Designated Conference Minister.

A draft of the new local church profile and a draft of the newly re-visioned Manual on Ministry were the main topics of discussion. The work of the Habakkuk Group, who has been working on the revisions to many materials used in authorizing ministry and search and call, will continue in discussion for another year through mini-AM21 events.