In a Special General Conference on 7-8 November 2018, registered Clergy and Lay Delegates voted in favor of the motion to adopt a 10% assessment rate for affiliated churches.
The Motion Presented for Special General Conference Vote
The General Conference adopt a 10% Assessment rate for Affiliated Churches, with present deductions remaining intact.
- In Favor
The motion to adopt a 10% Assessment rate for Affiliated Churches, with present deductions remaining intact, received a vote of “In Favor” from 72 out of 90 (80%) Clergy Delegates, and 70 out of 85 (82.35%) Lay Delegates.
Eighteen (18) Clergy Delegates out of 90 (20%) “Opposed” the motion, and 15 Lay Delegates out of 85 (17.65%) “Opposed” the motion.
7 November 2018 at 6:00 am ET / 11:00 GMT through 9 November at 6:00 am ET / 11:00 GMT.
Total number of Delegates who registered to vote:
- 186 – Clergy House
- 143 – Lay House
Total number who voted: 175
There were no invalid votes.
The new Assessment rate will begin 1 January 2019.
If you have questions about the Assessment rate for your church, please contact Dr. David Williams, MCC Governing Board Treasurer, at [email protected].
Thank you to everyone who thoughtfully and prayerfully considered their participation in this vote.
Rev. Miak Siew, Vice-Chair
Dr. David Williams, Treasurer
Rev. Joe Cobb, Clerk
Rev. Victoria Burson, Governance Chair
Rev. Onetta Brooks
Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, Interim Moderator