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2019 Church Conference Schedule
The 2019 Church Conference theme is “Who is your neighbor?” We will be putting the churches into 10 groups based on the affinity as well as location, so that we can focus on the strategy. We should not underestimate the impact of size on how a church operates.
There is Homework for 2019 Charge Conference:
I. Study your demographics and “See All the People.” Reflect on your church snap shot..
II. Ponder and pray about the following questions:
1) Who are the most marginalized people in your church and in your community? Why?
2) What kind of boundary crossing (i.e. social, cultural, racial, regional) does your church practice? What rewards and challenges has your church experienced as a result?
3) Re-call when a first-time guest decided to return to your church because of the welcome he/she received. Has anyone in your local church asked that person how difficult/easy it was to enter, and then to adapt to their new church home? If not, imagine yourself entering a local church as a first-time guest, looking for a church home. What do you believe would help you to adapt to your new church family?
4) How can your church create new places for new faces (new faith communities or mission outposts)?
More detailed information will be available in early 2019.
Benefits Costs for 2019
Please use the following information in planning your church budget for 2019 -
2019 Church's contribution to pastor's pension (Part 1) calculation
2019 Church's contribution to pastor's pension (Part 2) calculation
Full-time pastor = $5,700; 3/4 time pastor = $4,275; 1/2 time pastor = $2,850. Those serving ¼ time or less are not eligible for CRSP pension. Lay Servants, Lay Speakers, CLMs, Supply Pastors and Retired Pastors are also not eligible.
Church's that qualify for an equalization lay member to Annual Conference in 2019 –