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Discernment Workbook for Christian Ministries and Churches

posted on August 22


The Kentucky Annual Conference has produced a workbook for churches to help discern major decisions, and in-person training sessions at various locations will be conducted over the next several weeks to help churches get the most out of the discernment tool.

The workbook, “Discernment Workbook for Christian Ministries and Churches,” was produced by a special team made up of clergy and laity and headed by Rev. William Moore, Director of Connectional Ministries. Moore was the principal writer.

While many churches might want to use the book to help determine their future in the shifting denominational landscape, the workbook is designed to be used for any major decision-making process.

The workbook has the blessing of Bishop Leonard Fairley’s Operational Team, whose members were instrumental in providing feedback during the creation of the workbook. In addition, several churches around the Conference helped test early versions of the workbook and provided additional feedback to help improve it.

A special page on the Conference’s website has all the details, including a downloadable copy of the workbook and a schedule of trainings, which are free to participants. Several online training sessions also are planned. Registration is required both for the in-person and online training sessions.