The Association of Grace Brethren Ministers (AGBM) has been circulating a document with significant changes to the bylaws which will be discussed and acted upon at the upcoming AGBM meetings during Celebrate06 in California. The proposed documents are available on www.agbm.org under “document archive.”
The Mid-Atlantic District (MAD) ministerium, chaired by Doug Courter and Jay Fretz (vice chair) have crafted a thoughtful response which they would like all AGBM members to read and consider as the discussions approach.
Here is a bit of their text and a link to the MAD document. All AGBM members are encouraged to read and thoughtfully consider these and any other forthcoming documents that will help inform discussions at conference.
“You have invited responses to the proposed AGBM Bylaws changes. So in the spirit of that invitation, we (Mid-Atlantic District Ministerium) are responding to your invitation. Our desire is enhance the ministry of the AGBM and to see it even more effective. We would respectfully request that our proposal might also receive exposure among the AGBM for discussion.
”As mentioned in the attached document, we are appreciative of those who have invested significant time and effort in thinking through the future of the AGBM. We also consider the future of AGBM to be important, so we have invested time as well.
”Our discussion document in a PDF file may be linked to at this address: