Archive | January, 2011
GC prayer post 1

Uniting in Prayer

GC prayer post 1 The Lord’s high priestly prayer in John 17 was a prayer for unity — one He is still praying for us today. As we pray together toward General Conference let’s honor our Lord and His desire for the church to …

praying hands

Fasting for What

by Bishop Matt Thomas

praying handsA number of books have been written to explain why we should fast. They may only be exceeded by the number of books telling us how to fast (explaining the numerous Biblical fasting options). There is …

Resolution 10 – Roles and Responsibilities of Bishops

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BOA ACTION: Forwarded to General Conference 2011 for consideration.

GCRCC Status: Forwarded for July 2011 General Conference action

GC11 ACTION: Amended and adopted

Introduced by: Board of Bishops

Written by: Matt Thomas

As amended:

Related to Paragraph(s) #: 4100-4200…

Resolution 4 – Nomination and Election of the Board of Administration

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BOA ACTION: Motion to strike sentence “A maximum of one lay member and one elder may be elected from a given annual conference.” from item C4 was approved unanimously. Motion to amend the wording of B4 and the third …

Resolution 5 – Superintendent Nomination Process

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BOA ACTION: Forwarded to General Conference 2011 for consideration.

GCRCC Status: Forwarded for July 2011 General Conference action

GC11 ACTION: Rejected

Introduced by: Board of Bishops

Written by: Matt Thomas

Related to Paragraph(s) #: 5110

Whereas:

the 2007 General …

Resolution 7 – Free Methodist World Missions

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BOA ACTION: Motion to approve the resolution, except as recommended by the resolution committee to send ¶4530 to the GC Ministry Group with recommendation to adopt.

GCRCC Status: Forwarded for April 2011 BOA action

GC11 ACTION: Amended and adopted…

Resolution 38 – Cultivating Vibrant Conferences

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BOA ACTION: Motion to adopt the resolution.

GCRCC Status: forwarded for April 2011 BOA action

Introduced by: Board of Bishops

Written by: David Kendall

Related to Paragraph(s) #: 5070

Whereas:

the Free Methodist Church understands its history and tradition …

Resolution 39 – Orienting for Pastoral Preparation

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BOA ACTION: Motion to adopt.

GCRCC Status: forwarded for April 2011 BOA action

Introduced by: Board of Bishops

Written by: David Kendall

Related to Paragraph(s) #: 5330-5430

Whereas:

all true disciples of Jesus and members of the church are …

Resolution 50 – Marital Wholeness, Brokenness and Healing

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BOA ACTION: Motion to amend to reinstate the sentence “This provision shall also apply to a minister whose spouse has been divorced from a mate who still lives.” From being stricken passed unanimously. Motion to approve the resolution as …

Resolution 53 – Number of Bishops

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BOA ACTION: Forwarded to General Conference 2011 for consideration.

GCRCC Status: Forwarded for July 2011 General Conference action

GC11 ACTION: Approved

Introduced by: Board of Bishops

Written by: Matt Thomas

Related to Paragraph(s) #: 4110

Whereas:

gift based leadership …