2019 Charge Conferences

 

The 2016 Book of Discipline states that "The District Superintendent shall fix the time of meetings of the Charge Conference" (Para. 246.4). This fall, Charge Conferences will be held in eight connectional groups to enable ongoing opportunities to work with, and learn from, one another. You are strongly encouraged to work with the date and location assigned.  Any changes that must be made will require the Superintendent's approval. To encourage broader participation by all members of your church, the Charge Conference will be convened as a Church Conference, thus extending the vote to all local church members present at the meeting. (Para. 248, 2016 Book of Discipline).  You will find the 2019 schedule below.


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

-  Email a copy of the 2020 Form I (may be unsigned) to the District Office one week prior to your  charge conference for review by the Superintendent.  

Required  forms to be submitted online through your Church Dashboard include:
    -  Board of Trustees Report 
    -  Church Membership Report
    -  Historian Report 
    -  Mission and Ministry Plan for 2020 

-  Optional forms that may be submitted online through your Church Dashboard include:
    -  Certified Lay Minister Report
    -  Lay Servant/Speaker Recommendation
    -  Ministry Enlistment Report
    -  School for Lay Ministry Report

Required forms to be submitted at your charge conference (with appropriate signatures).
    These may be found here.

    -  2020 Form I 
    -  Leadership Information Report 
    -  Resolution on Accountable Reimbursement (if dollar amount or pastor has changed)
    -  Resolution on Church-Owned Housing Exclusion for 2020 (if your pastor lives in a parsonage)
    -  Resolution on Clergy-Owned Housing Allowance/Exclusion for 2020 (if  your pastor lives in own home)
    Please provide these on white paper (may be printed on both sides) and with NO STAPLES OR BINDING. 

-  Optional forms that may be submitted at your charge conference. These may be found here.
    -  Certified Lay Servant Annual Report (required only if you have a CLM in your congregation)
    -  Lay Speaker Annual Report (required only if you have a Lay Speaker in your congregation)

-  Required forms to be submitted by November 1st (not to be included in charge conference packets)
    These may be found here.
    
-  Annual Parsonage Inspection (if your church has a parsonage)
    -  S/PPRC Appointment Advisory Consultation 
 

Here is a link to the 2018 Central District Charge Conference Minutes template.

 

  
DATES TIMES LOCATIONS CHURCHES 
       
October 3rd 6:00 PM Marshalltown, Hope Albion
      Gilman
      Laurel
      Marshalltown, First
      Marshalltown, Hope
      Minerva, Wesley Chapel
      Mitchellville
      New Horizons (Melbourne)
      Rhodes
      Santiago
      State Center
       
October 15th 6:00 PM DM Staves Memorial Centennial at Ivy
      DM Easton Place
      DM Epworth
      DM First
      DM Grace
      DM Korean
      DM Sheridan Park
      DM Simpson
      DM Southern Sudanese
      DM Staves Memorial
      DM Trinity Las Americas
      DM Union Park
      DM Wesley
       
October 22nd 6:00 PM Grimes DM Immanuel
      DM Windsor
      DM New Hope
      Granger, Emmanuel
      Grimes
      Johnston, River of Life
      Madrid, Hopkins Grove
      Polk City
      Woodward
       
October 24th 6:00 PM Kellogg Brooklyn, Grace
      Grinnell
      Kellogg
      Killduff
      Malcom
      Montezuma
      Pleasant View
      Reasnor
      Sheridan
       
October 29th 6:00 PM Monroe Colfax, First
      Farrar
      Mingo
      Monroe
      Newton, First
      Newton, St. Luke
      Pleasant Hill
      Prairie City
       
November 5th 6:00 PM Urbandale, Walnut Hills Altoona
      Ankeny First
      DM Marquisville (DM Amor y Paz)
      Pleasant Hill, Oakwood
      Urbandale, Aldersgate
      Urbandale, Walnut Hills
      West Des Moines
      WDM thrive
      WDM Valley
       
November 7th 6:00 PM Perry, First Adel
      Booneville
      Dallas Center
      DeSoto
      Dexter
      Fairview
      Minburn
      Perry, First
      Redfield
      Rippey
      Van Meter
      Waukee
      WDM Maple Grove
       
November 19th 6:00 PM Norwalk Carlisle
      DM Bloomfield
      DM Burns 
      DM Christ
      DM Fort Des Moines 
      DM Jordan
      DM St. John
      Indianola, Center Chapel
      Indianola, Farmers Chapel
      Indianola, First
      Norwalk
      Prole, Linn Grove