ANNUAL CONFERENCE  June 11-13, 2020
Indiana Wesleyan University  |  Marion, IN

 

WHAT IS AN EQUALIZATION MEMBER?

Equalization Members are lay people who are able to vote on business items at Annual Conference. They ensure there is an equal balance of clergy and lay people voting. There are a limited number of equalization members available for each district.

WHO CAN BE AN EQUALIZATION MEMBER TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE?

Anyone who:Has been an active participant in The United Methodist Church for at least four years AND

  1. Has been a professing member of The United Methodist Church for at least two years.
  2. Exceptions to this rule may be granted to persons under 30 years of age.

HOW DO I BECOME AN EQUALIZATION MEMBER FOR MY DISTRICT?

Complete this form by March 1. Conference Superintendents will make the final decision regarding all Equalization Members of their respective districts. If you are chosen to represent your district, you will be contacted and asked to register for Annual Conference. Submitting a form does not guarantee you will be selected as an Equalization Member.

IS THIS A NEW PROCESS?

Yes, it is. This Willingness to Serve process has been used in the Indiana Conference as a way to gather names of those willing to serve the Annual Conference at both Jurisdictional and General Conferences as well as for Conference Nominations Volunteers. This process provides a way to broadly and equitably compile a catalog of names of people willing to serve. As this process evolves, further directions will be found in our Indiana Conference Rules & Structure document.

Questions? Please contact Robin Brown at robin.brown@inumc.org or (317) 924-1321.