CONGRATULATIONS TO SOUTHWEST DISTRICT CHURCHES OF THE YEAR FOR 2015!

The following churches were honored by the Conference Parish & Community Development Committee as church of the year.

Criteria for the selection:  Only churches that paid district and conference apportionments in full, that did not receive conference or district financial support, that showed an increase in worship attendance, at least one profession of faith, and gave something to missions were considered.  The selections were based on statistical data from the year-end reports.

 

Category II, Churches 51-150:

Bismarck UMC

Rev. Lynn McClure

Category III, Churches 151-300:

El Dorado First UMC

Rev. Keith Dodson

Category IV, Churches above 300:

Christ of the Hills UMC

Rev. Bubba Smith

Certificates will be presented at the 2015 Southwest District Conference.