1. Affirmation of church business meeting quorums

 

A quorum is the minimum number of members of a deliberative assembly necessary to conduct the business of that group. There are a variety of ways large church organizations view quorums for their meetings.  The Seventh-day Adventist Church Manual says, “Each church decides what the quorum will be for future meetings.” We will vote reaffirmation of an approach taken across our conference which we believe has been our practice over the years.  This reaffirmation reads as follows:

“Any number of attendees to a duly called church business meeting constitutes a quorum for that meeting.  A business meeting is considered duly called when given church-wide announcement (during worship services or in the bulletin and across other applicable media (such as website, social media, newsletters, etc.) at least two weeks in advance including a general agenda of important issues to be discussed and voted.”

 

2. VOTE: Yearly process for the installation of leaders with church affirmation; including a constituency representative committee and church-wide vote every 5 years (to begin this fall)

 

The proposal for reorganizing church-wide affirmation of our lay leaders includes the following details:

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3.         VOTE: New church elder job description

 

 

4.         VOTE: Yearly January dedication service for elders, deacons and deaconesses

 

 

5.         VOTE: Recipe for the makeup of the church board

 

 

6.         VOTE: To give the church board power to affirm this fall’s ministry placement teams for the 9 pastoral functions and an interim head elder

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