Convening Conversations

Large Church Leaders "Big Tent" Meeting

On March 7-8, 2017, TMF held a gathering of large church leaders who face the challenges of managing the health and vitality of the congregation during a time of denominational uncertainty.  The two-day “Big Tent” event in Dallas created space for leaders to discern and share best practices for leading congregations that engage a diverse audience of parishioners.

View or download notes from the meeting.

Listen to these participants' reflections on the value of this conversation in their interviews with Bishop Janice Riggle Huie.

Dr. Clayton Oliphint, Senior Pastor, First UMC, Richardson, Texas

Rev. Romonica Malone-Wardley, Senior Pastor, Blueridge UMC, Houston, Texas

Dr. John Stephens, Senior Pastor, Chapelwood UMC, Houston, Texas

Rev. Juliet Spencer, Senior Pastor, Trinity UMC, Ruston, Louisiana