Dear fellow minister,
 
As you are aware, we adopted a resolution at the 2015 Potomac Network Conference empowering the Executive Presbytery to oversee the development of a transition plan, and that a revision of the bylaws and constitution be presented to the 2016 Network Conference. The transition plan includes significant changes to the Potomac Ministry Network Constitution, and we are required to provide the proposed changes to our constituents two months prior to the conference.
 
The proposed amendments to the constitution are available at this link: http://potomacag.org/Network-Structure-Updates. Any of our members may request a hard copy of the documents by contacting our office at 703-753-0300. Inform the receptionist that you would like the printed copy of the Network Structure Update documents, and your mailing address.
 
Also, below is the schedule for the Regional Forums, which begin next week. Please review the schedule, and make plans to attend your Regional Forum.  Each region will elect their Executive Presbyter, to be ratified at the Network Conference in May.  Time will be given to answer any questions regarding the proposed Constitution & Bylaws.
 
The work that has gone on since last year's Conference is substantial. We have met in every region to allow time for discussion, feedback, and to answer questions. The process has been beneficial in helping craft the structural changes that are being proposed.   However, when and if these changes are adopted, I want to encourage all of us to remain flexible and generous as we engage in the actual implementation.
 
I appreciate all the effort that many people have contributed in these last few months; however, we are not presenting a perfect document. It is going to take all of us working together, esteeming each other, and taking to heart our theme ONE - Pray it Forward to effectively make this transition. To that end, I ask that you join me in prayer for our Network. This structure update is not an attempt to change simply for the sake of change. I am convinced that it is vital to form our Network structure in a way that best serves our mission of making disciples by building healthy ministers and ministries.
 
Sincerely in Christ,
 
Ken Burtram
Superintendent

REGIONAL FORUMS
As has been shared in the informational meetings, the proposed PMN structure includes six regions (compared to the previous four regions). 

Regional Forums are scheduled in advance of the 2016 Potomac Network Conference as listed below. All sessions begin at 10:00 am, followed by lunch.

Click here for a list of PMN churches, sorted by city, indicating the region for each church. Locate the church you are connected to in order to determine which regional forum you should attend. If you have any questions, please contact my executive assistant, Debbie Shank, at dshank@potomacag.org, or by phone at 703-753-0300.

SCHEDULE:  All Forums begin at 10:00 am 
 
Central - 3/7/16
Victory Church,
2870 Middle Road
Winchester, VA  22601
 
Washington - 3/14/16  
Christ Chapel
13909 Smoketown Rd.
Woodbridge, VA  22192
 
Baltimore - 3/8/16 
Trinity Life
2122 W. Joppa Road
Lutherville, MD  21093

Coastal - 3/15/16 
Coastal Virginia Church
301 S. Newtown Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23502

Western - 3/10/16  
Central AG
2020 Bedford St.
Cumberland, MD  21502
 
Southern - 3/17/16  
Celebration Outreach Ministry
5501 Midlothian Tpke
Richmond, VA  23225
 
   The agenda for each forum is: 
  • Elect Executive Presbyter - to be ratified at Network Conference
  • Review proposed bylaws
  • Lunch

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