All clergy and laity from the East District are invited to join Bishop Scott Jones for a conversation on The Way Forward. The session will last approximately one and a half hours. Bishop Jones will take the time to carefully describe each of the three models in The Way Forward before attendees break into small groups led by trained facilitators. Each group will also have the opportunity to present questions which he will answer. It is important that everyone remember that this is not a forum for debate, argument, or attempting to convince others of a particular point of view. It is an educational opportunity to go deeper and understand more fully what the special session will be talking about so that we may pray more intelligently about the future of the church. We invite you to read further about The Way Forward before this event. Please take a moment to watch this video explaining the three models from Rev. Tom Berlin from the Virginia Annual Conference and Commission on The Way Forward Member.