The following action items were voted on and approved during the 2019 Annual Conference

Consent Agenda

Joint Board of Pensions, Insurance & Equitable Compensation

Conference Strategy Board (now New Ministries Strategy Board)

  • Action Item 7 Resolution for Name Change of the Conference Strategy Board

Camp, Retreat, and Age-Level Ministries

Church and Clergy Group Submissions

  • Action Item 10 Resolution on Faithful Financial Stewardship. Watch video of presentation
  • Action Item 12 Resolution for Disavowal of the Traditional Plan  AS AMENDED. Watch video of presenation
  • Action Item 23 Proposed Replacement for Conference Policy 10.3.0 AS AMENDED (see note on Action Item 21 below)
    • Friendly amendment to add three categories: The Conference Treasurer shall notify local churches annually of their share of apportionments, separated into three categories: 1) General Conference Apportionments, 2) Jurisdictional Conference Apportionments, and 3) the Wisconsin Conference Apportionments

Nominations Committee

Board of Global Ministries – Health and Welfare Agencies

  • Action Item 15 Covenant of Affiliation Between Christian Community Homes and Services and the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Action Item 16 Covenant of Affiliation Between Morrow Memorial Home and the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church
  • Action Item 17 Covenant of Affiliation Between Schmitt Woodland Hills and the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church

Conference Petitions Committee

Council on Finance and Administration (CFA)

Conference Secretary

  • Action Item 20 Proposed Balloting Procedures for the Election of Delegates to the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences

Launch Out! Team

Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR)

Motions

  • Motion M3006 The Conference Journal for 2019 be made available on or before December 1, 2019

 

*Notes on Action Items

  • Action Item 21 and Action Item 23
    • These two Action Items each offered a replacement for Conference Policy 10.3.0.
    • Action Item 21, submitted by CFA, the Connectional Table, and the Appointive Cabinet, was intended to help the Conference sustain a healthier cash flow.
    • Action Item 23, submitted on behalf of several Wisconsin churches, was intended to give local churches control over where their apportionment dollars go.
    • On Friday, Action Item 21 was presented by CFA for a vote. The Annual Conference chose to replace Action Item 21 with Action Item 23.
    • On Sunday, an amendment was added to Action Item 23 to incorporate aspects of Action Item 21.View amendment.
    • An additional friendly amendment was added to include three categories: The Conference Treasurer shall notify local churches annually of their share of apportionments, separated into three categories: 1) General Conference Apportionments, 2) Jurisdictional Conference Apportionments, and 3) the Wisconsin Conference Apportionments
    • This amended Action Item was voted on and approved by the Annual Conference. 
  • Action Item 25 Resolution of A Vision Forward for the Wisconsin Annual Conference
    • The Annual Conference voted to refer this action item to the Wisconsin Option Task Force.