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BOA Secretary’s Report

BOA Secretary Byron Forbes compiled this report of all the actions taken by the board during the four years between GC07 and GC11. Click here to view

Denominational Executives

Study Commission on Doctrine (SCOD)

Between GC07 and GC11, SCOD committee members considered 13 topics and prepared four documents with official responses and resources. Click here to download a PDF of the official SCOD report.

Resolutions

A total of 53 resolutions were submitted from 13 conferences, along with the Board of Bishops and the Study Commission on Doctrine. All chapters below refer to the Free Methodist Book of Discipline. Resolutions preceeded by ** will go on for a vote from the GC assembly. The rest were reviewed by the Free Methodist Board of Administration in April. The Board’s actions are summarized in red below. Click into each resolution’s post for more details.

CHAPTER 3:

Resolution 42 – ¶3213 – Alcohol – (Oregon Conference) – Referred to the BOB

Resolution 49 – ¶3221 – Immigration – (Mid-America Conference) – Referred to Ministry Group 4C

Resolution 52 – ¶3222 B – Sanctity of Life/Abortion – (Genesis Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 29 – ¶3250 – Diversity Awareness – (Great Plains Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 50 – ¶3311 – Marital Wholeness, Brokenness and Healing – (Study Commission on Doctrine) – Adopted with amendments

Resolution 24 – ¶3311 F, 5340 C – Divorce Clearance – (North Central Conference) – Rejected

CHAPTER 4:

Resolution 46 – ¶4030 – Ministerial Delegates – (Mid-America Conference) – Adopted with amendments

Resolution 47 – ¶4040 – Lay Delegates – (Mid-America Conference) – Adopted with amendments

Resolution 41 – ¶4030-40 – Conference Superintendent as Delegates to GC – (Pittsburgh Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 25 – ¶4070 D, 5020, 6250 B – Electronic Voting – (North Central Conference) – Reviewing legal issues, will be considered soon

Resolution 28 – ¶4010, 4130-40, 4200 – Free Methodist Oversight – (Wabash Conference) – Rejected

** Resolution 6 – ¶4110 – Resolution for a Single Bishop – (Ohio Conference) – Forwarded to GC11 for consideration

** Resolution 10 – ¶4100-4200 – Roles and Responsibilities of Bishops – (Board of Bishops) – Forwarded to GC11 for consideration

** Resolution 27 – ¶4100-50, 4200 – One Bishop Implementation – (Wabash Conference) – Forwarded to GC11 for consideration

Resolution 14 – ¶4110 – When You Plant 10 Churches, A Bishop You Will Be – (Acts 12:24 Churches) – Motion to reject, continuing discussion

** Resolution 53 – ¶4110 – Number of Bishops – (Board of Bishops) – Forwarded to GC11 for consideration

Resolution 26 – ¶4130 – Strategic Ministry Priorities: Becoming a Missional Church – (Southern California Conference) – Adopted with adjustments

Resolution 48 – ¶4150 A – Retirement of Bishops – (Mid-America Conference) – Adopted

** Resolution 37 – ¶4200 – Plurality of Bishops – (North Central Conference) – Forwarded to GC11 for consideration

Resolution 4 – ¶4300 – Nomination and Election of BOA – (Board of Bishops) – Adopted with amendments

** Resolution 30 – ¶4300 – Composition of FMCNA Board of Administration – (North Central Conference) – Forwarded to GC11 for consideration

Resolution 2 – ¶4380 – Pension Rules – (Northern Michigan) – Referred to benefits committee of the BOA for consideration

Resolution 16 – ¶4400-4410 – Preparing to Thrive through Infrastructure Building, #2: Our People – (Acts 12:24 Churches) – Referred to BOB

Resolution 7 – ¶4500-4580 – Free Methodist World Missions – (Board of Bishops) – Voted in with amendments

Resolution 51 – ¶4750 – Association of Human Services Ministries – (Genesis Conference) – Referred to the GC Ministry Teams facilitator

CHAPTER 5:

Resolution 38 – ¶5070 – Cultivating Vibrant Conferences – (Board of Bishops) – Adopted

** Resolution 5 – ¶5110 – Superintendent Nomination Process – (Board of Bishops) – Forwarded to GC11 for consideration

Resolution 13 – ¶ 5110 D, 5220 – What You Create, You Oversee – (Acts 12:24 Churches) – Rejected

Resolution 19 – ¶5150, 4380 – Pension Agent – (North Central Conference) – Referred to the benefits committee of the BOA

Resolution 20 – ¶5220 D, 5300, MEG Manual – Appointment to Communities – (North Central Conference) – Adopted with amendments

Resolution 39 – ¶5330-5430 – Orienting for Pastoral Preparation – (Board of Bishops) – Adopted

Resolution 15 – ¶5440 – Preparing to Thrive through Infrastructure Building, #1: Our Pastors – (Acts 12:24 Churches) – Referred to the BOB

Resolution 8 – ¶5650, 3311, 5340 C, 5510 D, 6600 – Cohabitation Clearance – (Ohio Conference) – Referred to the BOB

CHAPTER 6:

Resolution 45 – ¶151 D, 6120 C, 8800 – Membership – (Mid-America Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 9 – ¶6250 C – Society Meeting – (Ohio Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 32 – ¶6300 – Flexible Church Boards – (North Central Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 3 – ¶6400 – Fiscal Responsibility – (Southern Michigan) – Rejected

Resolution 22 – ¶6420 – Closure of Unhealthy Churches – (North Central Conference) – Adopted with amendments

Resolution 36 – ¶6440 – Marketplace Partnerships – (North Central Conference) – Adopted as amended by the Budget & Finance Committee

Resolution 23 – ¶6600 – Deacon’s Handbook – (North Central Conference) – Rejected, referred to the Ministerial Credentialing Task Force

Resolution 11 – ¶6700 – Pastoral Staff Assistants – (Ohio Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 12 – ¶6800-50 – Jesus said, “Go into all the world …”; So do we. – (Acts 12:24 Churches) – Adopted, referred to the BOB

Resolution 17 – ¶6800-50 – Preparing to Thrive through Infrastructure Building, #3: Our Churches – (Acts 12:24 Churches) – Referred to the BOB

CHAPTER 7:

Resolution 21 – ¶7110 I, 6330 D – Care for Victims – (North Central Conference) – Adopted with amendments

CHAPTER 8:

Resolution 18 – ¶8100 – Open Communion – (North Central Conference) – Rejected

MISCELLANEOUS:

Resolution 1 – On General Conference Process – (Board of Bishops) – Voted in

Resolution 31 – Expanded Fruitfulness Metrics – (North Central Conference) – Forwarded to the BOB

Resolution 33 – Leadership and Innovation – (North Central Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 34 – Resist Legalism – (North Central Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 35 – Encouraging Entrepreneurial Leadership – (North Central Conference) – Rejected

Resolution 40 – Churches Connected in the Community – (North Central Conference) – Forwarded to the 2011 GC Ministry Group C-5

** Resolution 43 – General Conference Outcomes – (Pacific Northwest Conference) – Forwarded to GC11 for consideration

Resolution 44 – Name Changes – (Pacific Northwest Conference) – Adopted with amendments

Resolution 54 – Support of Ecumenical Councils – (Wabash Conference) – Submitted after deadline

** = resolutions forwarded for GC11 consideration

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