Charge Conference Celebration 2018: “Go For It!”
Joshua 6:1-7 New International Version (NIV)
6 Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.
2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”
6 So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.” 7 And he ordered the army, “Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.”
What will the celebration look like?
Charge Conferences will be held by DZone.
Time: 2:00-4:30 pm Sunday
DZone 1: Oct. 21 at Pigeon: First UMC
DZone 2: Sept. 30 at Vassar UMC
DZone 3: Oct. 7 at Frankenmuth UMC
DZone 4: Sept. 16 at Freeland UMC
DZone 5: Sept. 23 at Mt. Pleasant: First UMC
DZone 6: Oct. 14 at Farwell UMC
DZone 7: Nov. 4 at Bay City: Grace UMC
DZone 8: Oct. 28 at West Branch: First UMC
This is the program for the celebration. Please share with your people beforehand.
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All sessions run from 2:00-4:30 pm
2:00-3:00 Training for all folks (leaders, potential leaders, pastors, oldies, newbies, know-it-alls, and don’t know nothin’s)
3:00-4:30 Ministry Celebration*
*This is a ministry celebration! The focus should be to come together and celebrate what your church is doing.
Your church/charge family will sit together for voting purposes.
INVITE your church to participate in the conference. This is a celebration of the ministry being done by your church…they should be included! It is also an excellent time to connect with the neighboring UM churches and see what they are up to. There will be a time in which it will be open to anyone to share the moments God is working in their church community…this is a powerful testimony and everyone will benefit from having been there.
Emailing the Forms:
You don’t have to wait until you have them all done. Send them in as completed. BUT please make sure the name of your church is in the subject line. “First Church” or “FUMC” is not helpful. We have almost 100 churches, please spell it out for me, people. I also really appreciate a signature/tag line in each email. Many (many, many, many) churches have the same type of email address, so unless you identify yourself, I have to try and figure out who is emailing me. Also, it is professional and should be standard.
Teamwork is Crucial!
All forms should be emailed to the district office. Download and save the pdf files on your hard drive. Open the file, type in your information and save your changes. Signatures are not required for the emailed forms.
Hard copies of the forms that require signatures should be included in the folder for the DS at your conference.
- Annual Report of the Trustees
- Annual Accessibility Audit Form
- Insurance Worksheet
- Parsonage Information Sheet
(Every 5 years…starting this year)
- Parsonage Inspection Form
(Put a picture of the parsonage in the DS folder at CC)
The inspection form is meant to be printed and used with a clip board when doing the annual parsonage inspection! It does not have to be emailed to the district office, please include in signed forms to DS folder.
All forms should be emailed to the district office. Signed hard copies should be placed in the folder for the DS.
- Profile of the Church
This should be a year long process. Ask committees to answer the form questions and use the info to create a complete profile of your church. This form lets Bishop know what your church is about.
This form should be emailed to the district office and a signed hard copy should be included in the folder for the DS.
- Business of the Church Conference
In conjunction with the pastor
Pray over the agenda at Council. Focus on celebration of ministry. This is a place to share what’s happening!
- SPRC Evaluation of Clergy
Signed by SPRC & Pastor
- SPRC & Clergy Joint Dialogue & Goal Setting
Signed by SPRC & Pastor
- 2019 Pastoral Compensation Recommendation (pdf)
- 2019 Pastoral Compensation Recommendation (Excel)
- DSA Compensation Recommendaton (pdf)
- DSA Compensation Recommendation (Excel)
- 2019 Healthcare Insurance Premium Chart
- Clergy Retirement Security Program (CRSP)
- Minimum Salary Amounts for 2019 (Years of service 1-40)
- Clergy Self-Evaluaton
Typed. Email 10 days prior to one on one interviews. Bring with you a SIGNED copy.
- Housing Allowance Form
- Furnishings Allowance Form
- Wespath UMPIP Contribution Election Instructions
- Wespath UMPIP Billing Change Form
- Business of the Church Conference
In conjunction with Church Council
- Annual Report of Full and Preparatory Members *Attending Colleges and Universities 2018-19
In conjunction with membership team
- Deacon Annual Report 2017-2020
- Extension Ministry Annual Report
- Pastor’s Year End Annual Report
- Mission Insite
- Membership Report
Include names of persons received/removed and how
First & Second year lists
- Recording Secretary Guidelines for Church Conference Minutes
- GCFA Fund Balance Report (Annual Audit)
This report should not be included with your forms. It s a total look at 2018. Email in Jan/Feb 2019
- Report of the Finance Committee
This is a snapshot loo at the finances/procedures to keep you improving!
Include in 10 day prior email and DS folder signed
- GCFA Local Church Audit Guide
Procedure guide. USE IT!!
- GCFA Financial & Statistical Forms Library
- Statistician website for Table 1.2.3 info
Lay Servant Ministries
What else do you need to know?
Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org