2017 District Connection Days - Charge Conference
District Connection Days
Sunday, November 5, 3 p.m. ET at Epworth Forest Discipleship Center
Sunday, November 12, 3 p.m. ET at South Bend Grace UMC
Sunday, November 19, 4 p.m. CT at Crown Point First UMC
Laity and pastors will not want to miss DS Larry's relevant message focusing on the Missional Church, and the passionate worship at the District Connection Day events. A small portion of the District Connection Day events will be dedicated to conducting the business of the Charge Conference. Choose 1 of these events and attend to celebrate our connection. Together we are more.
Charge Conference season is here. Because your committee work needs to be completed, voted upon and approved prior to the report submission date (reports are to be submitted no later than October 1), here are some steps to take now to prepare.
The Annual Parsonage Inspection is addressed in the Book of Discipline, ¶252.4e, ¶258.2g.16, and ¶2533.4.
You may complete the annual inspection and bi-annual air quality test at any time of the year. Your charge conference reports require the date of your annual parsonage inspection and air quality test.
Send your Parsonage Condition Agreement form and air quality test results to the district resource center at the time of the inspection and test. (firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 219-575-6184)
If your local church is not incorporated, please complete the Certification of Trustee Election form and send a copy to your county recorder.
Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committees should begin the process of setting the 2018 pastoral compensation in time for the church/administrative council to approve the compensation by mid-September.
The 2018 minimum annual compensations are below:
Full-Time Elder $42,121 Half-Time $21,061
Full-Time Provisional Elder $40,717 Half-Time $20,359
Full-Time Local Pastor $38,611 Half-Time $19,306
Suggested amounts for cost of living and merit increases will be forth coming.
Lay Leadership and Development (Nominations)
The Lay Leadership and Development team should begin meeting now to establish the 2018 Local Church Leadership. Leadership is to be approved by Church Council prior to entering the Leadership Directory within the Charge Conference reports. If you are having difficulty establishing a leader for a particular position prior to your entry of the report, please contact Jan.
Each Lay Servant/Lay Speaker is to submit the Lay Servant Annual Report to their Church/Administrative Council prior to the voting process. After the Ad Council vote, present the form to your pastor. After signed, send the pdf file to email@example.com.
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