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 - Leadership Information Report
- 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
- 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 2019 Central District Charge Conference Minutes template.
|October 3rd||6:00 PM||Marshalltown, First||Albion|
|Minerva, Wesley Chapel|
|New Horizons (Melbourne)|
|October 15th||6:00 PM||DM Staves Memorial||Centennial at Ivy|
|DM Easton Place|
|DM Sheridan Park|
|DM Southern Sudanese|
|DM Staves Memorial|
|DM Trinity Las Americas|
|DM Union Park|
|October 22nd||6:00 PM||Grimes||DM Immanuel|
|DM New Hope|
|Johnston, River of Life|
|Madrid, Hopkins Grove|
|WDM Maple Grove|
|October 24th||6:00 PM||Kellogg||Brooklyn, Grace|
|October 29th||6:00 PM||Monroe||Colfax, First|
|Newton, St. Luke|
|November 5th||6:00 PM||Urbandale, Walnut Hills||Altoona|
|Urbandale, Walnut Hills|
|West Des Moines|
|November 7th||6:00 PM||Perry, First||Adel|
|November 19th||6:00 PM||Norwalk||Carlisle|
|DM Fort Des Moines|
|DM St. John|
|Indianola, Center Chapel|
|Indianola, Farmers Chapel|
|Prole, Linn Grove|