Greetings Members and Friends,

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

In an email from the Governing Board in early October, we announced the process for submitting Bylaw Amendment Proposals for consideration by General Conference 2019 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

We rely on the wisdom, experience, discernment, and gifts of all of our members–lay and clergy alike–to guide our denomination towards a future with hope!

Instructions on how to submit a Bylaw Amendment Proposal can be found in the documents below.

Bylaw Proposal Instructions for Clergy and Lay House (PDF)

Bylaw Proposal Instructions for Governing Board and Council of Elders (PDF)

For members of the Lay House and Clergy House, the deadline for submission is 2 January 2019.

For the Governing Board and Council of Elders, the deadline for submission is 1 May 2019.

We look forward to your submissions! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Bylaws Team at [email protected].

Governance Committee Chair
Rev. Victoria L. Burson