Increased Costs to the Church in 2004 : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread

With the increase in retired Bishops by 7 in 2004. Will the Church suffer further increases to support these expenses? Should this be a variable in the consideration of potential candidates? Looking for feedback.

Bod Bless You

-- Anonymous, September 09, 2001


A minor oversight - our two located bishops also retire, leaving an additional 9 joining our retirement ranks.

-- Anonymous, September 10, 2001

Thank you Jerryl

This only increases the question. What do you think?

-- Anonymous, September 10, 2001

Dear Bro. Brangman,

I was under the impression there was a pension and retirement plan to sustain Bishops without burden and strain on the Connection. I am aware other mainline denominations make these provisions for their retired servants. If a program is not in place one should be implemented ASAP.

-- Anonymous, September 10, 2001

There will be only 7 new, not 9. New bishops were elected in 2000 to replace the located ones. That's why we ended up with 4 new bishops rather than the expected 2. Anything (almost) can happen at GenCon - that's why it's so important.

-- Anonymous, September 14, 2001

Let me clarify a few numbers.

I apologize for any confusion my earlier reference to 9 retiring may have caused.

-- Anonymous, September 14, 2001

Thank you Jerryl. This is valuable information. I believe our next question should be around more effective and efficient management of our Church. God Bless You

-- Anonymous, September 15, 2001

Rev. Alexander

Thank you for your comments. I agree something should already be in place. We should look at our economic development and operational structures next. Again Thank you God Bless You

-- Anonymous, September 15, 2001

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