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Decade of Evangelism (81484-DI-NonDis)

The 2008 General Conference shall set aside the decade of 2010-2020 as  THE DECADE OF EVANGELISM requiring the United Methodist Church to intensify its work of evangelism and to center its energy on the Christian witness of God’s love and calling all to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The Council of Bishops shall define, lead, guide, monitor and report the progress of the Decade of Evangelism to the succeeding General Conferences.
These efforts shall focus on building relationships between the United Methodist Church and children, youth and young adults.