Wesleyan General Conference 2012 | Fifth Legislative Session

6.5.2012 — Leave a comment

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Rich Avery – director of Wesleyan Native Ministries introducing Mr. Stephen & Dr. Jerry Yellowhawk and Rev. Larry Salway – “Celebration of Native Revival”

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Devotional from Rev. Larry Salway

I love that he calls Jesus his Chief – “Chief Cornerstone”.

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Recognition of Dr. Jerry Yellowhawk, Lakota/Sioux, former District Superintendent of the Wesleyan Native American Ministries. Receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Wesleyan Church.

Address from Dr. Yellowhawk after a HUGE standing ovation.

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Traditional Celebration Dance to music –
“There’s a river of life flowing from His thrown. Won’t you come on in and see this river will set you free.”

Audio Track from the Celebration dance: (WOW!)


MEMORIAL 160 – Local Board of Administration Organizational Options
Memorial link here.

Discussion.

Vote to amend language slightly. Passes.
Another vote to amend language slightly. Passes.
Another vote to amend language slightly. Failed.

Vote to approve Memorial 160 with approved amendments.
1. Yes
2. No
Results:
1. 205
2. 126
Memorial Approved as amended.


MEMORIAL 162 – Removal of Term Limits
Memorial link here.

Discussion.

Vote to approve memorial.
1. Yes
2. No
Results:
1. 232
2. 78

Memorial passes.


Recognition of Dr. Charles Joiner (General Board Member)

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Longest serving member of the GBA. (40-years of service on the GBA since June, 1972)

Dr. Charles Joiner delivers an acceptance speech.


Dr. Lyon explains the Global Wesleyan Alliance

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“first you date… then you can talk about possible merger…”
Welcomes our “Fraternal Delegates”
Dr. Lyon introduces each of them.


MEMORIAL 165 – Nomination of Local Church Vice-Chairperson
Not recommended. Is being read.

Discussion:

Voting to amend the memorial as presented.
Amendment passes. “the pastor ‘may’ nominate the vice chair.”

Vote to “call the question”.
1. Yes
2. No
Result:
1. 300
2. 27

Call passes to vote on this memorial #165 with amendments
Voting on memorial:
1. Yes
2. No.
Results:
1. 252
2. 81
Memorial Passes.


RECESS FOR LUNCH