Wesleyan General Conference 2012 | Sixth Legislative Session

6.5.2012 — Leave a comment

1-4:30PM

photo courtesy of @GenCon2012

Inspirational Moments: Rev. Mark O. Wilson – “Rural Church Impact”
“no place is too small for God to do something BIG.” – Mark Wilson
“sometimes we label people and then we discount them.” (this shouldn’t be)
“You can touch the world from the end of it. Farmers feed the city & rural churches can help reach them.”


photo courtesy of @GenCon2012

Recognition of our Military Chaplains – “our other missionary force” (Don Bray’s phrase)


MEMORIAL 168 – Governance Philosophy
Memorial link here.

Discussion:

Motion to amend language slightly.

Vote to amend.
1. Yes
2. No
Results:
2. 291
1. 27
FAILED.

Original motion is now before the conference.
Vote for Memorial 168.
1. YES
2. NO
RESULTS:
1. 298
2. 22
Memorial passes.


MEMORIAL 170 – LOCAL AND DISTRICT BOARDS OF ADMINISTRATION DUTIES AND POWERS
Memorial link here.

Discussion:

Vote on Amendment to add a paragraph.
1. YES
2. NO
RESULTS:
1. 227
2. 95
Amendment passes.

Vote on amended MEMORIAL 170
1. YES
2. NO
RESULTS:
1. 315
2. 16
Memorial 170 PASSES.


VOTE to make motion to require that these two (Global Partners and Multiplication/Discipleship) of the EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS be ordained ministers (motion from the floor by Craig Dunn) [only dept NOT required to have Exec Director is Communication/Administration]

1. YES
2. NO
RESULTS:
1. 278
2. 38
This motion is adopted.


MOTION from the floor to put MEMORIALS 350-360 before the conference immediately
MOTION has support and was audibly voted.


MEMORIAL 350 – UNITED STEWARDSHIP FUND – To Be Assessed on Current Income
Memorial link here.

Discussion:

Amendment to change language. (giving option to district to approve this memorial)
Supported.
Discussion on the amendment.
Voting on the amendment.
1. YES
2. NO
RESULTS:
1. 164
2. 165
Amendment FAILED. (closest vote yet, and notably there was some vocal opposition to the way the vote was displayed on-screen)

NON amended memorial is before the conference…


RECESS for ‘health break’


Back to discussing MEMORIAL 350.

Motion to call for the question.
Plenty of support.
Needs a 2/3rds vote to move to question.
VOTE TO MOVE TO QUESTION:
1. YES
2. NO
RESULTS:
1. 264
2. 17
MOVE TO QUESTION PASSES.

VOTE ON MEMORIAL 350 (unamended)
1. YES
2. NO
RESULTS:
1. 44
2. 239
MEMORIAL 350 FAILS.


MEMORIAL 397 – REALIGN THE REPRESENTATIVE AREAS
Memorial link here.

Discussion:
None.

VOTE on MEMORIAL 397:
1. YES
2. NO
RESULTS:
Passed by audible vote.

Motion to make this effective immediately.
Passed by audible vote.
Motion goes into effect immediately.


MEMORIAL 351 – UNITED STEWARDSHIP FUND – Exemption for Funds Raised for Missions
Memorial link here.
Not recommended.

Motion from the floor to hear the memorial read.
Supported.
Motion denied by audible vote.


MEMORIAL 352 – UNITED STEWARDSHIP FUND – Exemption for Funds Raised for Missions
Memorial link here.
Not recommended.

Motion from floor to have memorial read.
Supported.
Motion failed by audible vote.


MEMORIAL 353 – UNITED STEWARDSHIP FUND – Total Not to Exceed 5%
Memorial link here.
Not recommended.

Motion from floor to hear memorial read.
Supported.
Motion failed.


MEMORIAL 354 – UNITED STEWARDSHIP FUND – Reduction of EIF Assessment
Memorial link here.
Not recommended.


MEMORIAL 360 – UNITED STEWARDSHIP FUND – Income Level Adjustment for United Stewardship Fund
Memorial link here.
Not recommended.


MEMORIAL 180 – LOCAL church government – Elections of Local Church Personnel
Memorial link here.

Discussion:

Motion to amend the language of memorial 180.

(PERSONAL NOTE FROM STEVAN: this is getting ridiculous)

Motion and support to postpone this memorial.
Postponed. (audible vote)


MEMORIAL 195 – MISSIONS AND EVANGELISM – Redefining Missions and Evangelism in the Local Church
Memorial link here.
Not recommended.


MEMORIAL 220 – DIVERSIFICATION OF MEMBERSHIP ON THE DISTRICT BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION
Memorial Link here.

Discussion:


Breaking to area caucus meetings – to vote to elect GBA members


At 7PM we will reconvene with the 7th Legislative session, hear discussion on Memorial 220 and hear nominations for GBA members.