The United Methodist Council of Bishops working with the Connectional Table and leaders of UM general agencies created this communication tool to help all UM pastors, leaders, and volunteers spread the word about the ministry focus of The United Methodist Church.
This handy pocket card is printed on scored card stock for easy folding to the size of a business card. It is available in packages of 100 cards. Table Tents for placing on tables at church meetings and events are available in the Related Products Section below.
PURPOSE: People ask, “What are the 4-Areas of Focus talked about at the 2008 General Conference of The United Methodist Church and by groups such as the Council of Bishops?”
These table tents and pocket cards provide a succinct way to interpret these crucial aspirations of our ministry together.
“We’ve heard about the 4-Areas of Focus, 3 Simple Rules, and 1 mission of the UMC. It is hard to keep all the numbers straight! How do they fit together?” The table tents and pocket cards provide an easy reference tool and summarize these complementary descriptions of important UMC emphases.
If you meet someone at work, at the airport, or your child’s soccer practice and they ask: “What do United Methodist’s teach and do?” these cards provide a simple and attractive way to summarize some important ideas and affirmations and provide talking points about our church and its mission
The cards and table tents read:
We are the people of the United Methodist Church 1 We believe in –
making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 2 We live by two kinds of holiness.
· Social 3 We follow three simple rules.
· Do no harm.
· Do good.
· Stay in love with God. 4 We work in four areas of focus.
· Developing leaders
· Creating places for new people
· Eliminating poverty
· Improving health globally
- We the are the people of The United Methodist Church -