NYAC 2019: State of the Church Episcopal Address

NYAC 2019: State of the Church Episcopal Address

6/7/2019


Thomas J. Bickerton
Resident Bishop of the New York Area


As most of you know, for the past fifteen years I have taken the Elder/Deacon candidates that I have ordained to England each year.This trip is designed, in large part, to build relationships with those that I ordain AND to explore a series of events around the life and work of our founder, John Wesley.

Each year that trip has been filled with good conversation and somewhat light-hearted reflections on the life of John Wesley from birth to death. 
 
But this year, the trip took on added meaning and significance.  Given the current state of affairs within our church, it became very clear that at this point in our history, perhaps we need John Wesley more than we ever have. To read the entire address, click here.