Mandatory Director of Communications (81294-IC-¶608)
It is recommended that There shall be in each annual conference or episcopal area have a director of communications to focus and guide the communications ministry of The United Methodist Church within the annual conference or episcopal area.
By mandating this position, communications ministry will be enhanced, thereby increasing our witness to both the church and the world. In addition, ¶645 mandates a Commission on Communications. Providing a conference staff person for that commission would empower its ministry and increase its effectiveness.