June 24, 2022: A Word from the Pastor

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Dr. Sheron C. Patterson

What is a District Superintendent?

Church Family, we are very excited to host our District Superintendent Rev. Edlen Cowley on Sunday as our preacher. Rev. Cowley has been watching our successes here at The Park, and now is our opportunity to hear him.

Some of you may not be familiar with the term “district superintendent.” According to the United Methodist Discipline, a District Superintendent is an elder in full connection appointed by the bishop to the cabinet as an extension of the superintending role of the bishop within the annual conference through the same disciplines and in accordance with their responsibilities designated in the Book of Discipline under the supervision of the resident bishop.

The District Superintendent carries a wide range of responsibilities for the local churches in the district and throughout the Conference as a whole. Primary responsibilities relate to overseeing the work of the local churches, including presiding at Charge Conferences and supervising the work of the pastors, including participating with the bishop in the making of appointments.

Rev. Cowley oversees the Metro District which comprises most of Dallas County. The 80 churches and fellowships in the Metro District share a mission field that is the most economically, ethnically, and culturally diverse part of the North Texas Conference.

The mission field of the Metro District is one of the richest in the North Texas Conference. Its diversity of spirituality and special outreach is emblematic of the body of Christ – many parts, one mission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Let’s show up in large numbers to welcome Rev. Cowley!

Your Pastor,
Dr. Sheron C Patterson