Friday, November 02, 2007

Cluster Charge Conferences

A couple of weeks ago, my church had its charge conference with its cluster of four other churches. We hosted, which was a lot of work, but well worth it. The best part was when we sang a hymn together and the entire sanctuary was filled with song.

As a student local pastor, my membership resides with my home church, so I drove into Jacksonville later that night for their cluster charge conference. It was a very busy day.

Allan Bevere is more skeptical of cluster charge conferences than I am, and lists five reasons why they are (in his opinion) ineffective.


Tom Jackson said...

If it goes really well, is it a class-A cluster conference?

Allan R. Bevere said...


Ha! In the Midwest it could also be an oak-leaf cluster conference. If it is a terrible meeting, it could be a cluster-bomb conference.

bob said...

Personally I agree with Allan's assessment. I would add too the list calling cluster meetings completely rude on the part of the D.S..We recently restructered the districts in N.E. Ohio conference, we are in a new grouping, new D.S. and He can't bother to visit our church. It seems to me a way to make the congregation lose respect for the greater church body, respect is a two way street.