Special General Conference Survey Results

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MCC Governing Board

MCC Assessment Review Commission

Delegates Favor 10% Assessment Rate with Deductions

Proposal Advances to Yes/No Ballot in November

The result of the 20-21 August 2018, Special General Conference survey of eligible, registered Clergy and Lay Delegates to select the preferred option of the Assessment Commission report follows.


The General Conference shall, in accordance with Bylaw Article IX, Section B, agree that each emerging church and affiliated church shall report all church receipts each month to the UFMCC and with that report shall remit a percentage of the funds reported at the following rate: (Please select one option)

A.   Proposal One: 10% Assessment with Deductions Remaining
B.   Proposal Two: 8% Assessment with No Deductions
C.   Neither


Proposal One: 10% Assessment with Deductions Remaining received the majority of votes from both houses with 63 out of 114 Clergy Delegates (55.26%), and 64 out of 98 Lay Delegates (65.31%) voting in favor of the preferred proposal.

Thank you to everyone who thoughtfully and prayerfully considered their participation in this survey.


The Governing Board and Assessment Review Commission will now prepare for the November ballot. A Special General Conference Business Forum will be hosted by the Governing Board and Assessment Commission in September. The panel will present the ballot option and a review of the financial impact on MCC.

The new motion will require a “yes” or “no” vote on “10% Assessment with Deductions Remaining.” Voting will open 7 November 2018 with a 48 hour window to vote.

If the motion carries by 2/3 majority, it will be adopted on 1 January 2019. If the motion does not carry, then the current assessment rate and schedule will continue at 11.5% for the remainder of 2018 and reduce to 11% on 1 January 2019.

Delegates registered to participate in this survey do not need to re-register to vote on 7 November 2018. You will receive an email with a new link and passwords on 5 November 2018.

If you have questions about your registration status, contact Information Technology Manager Mike Haase: [email protected].

With gratitude for our shared ministry and future,

Rev. Miak Siew, Vice-Chair
Dr. David Williams, Treasurer
Rev. Joe Cobb, Clerk
Rev. Victoria Burson, Governance Chair
Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, Interim Moderator

Clergy House results (total 114 people)

55.26% – 63 people – Proposal One
25.44% – 29 people – Proposal Two
19.30% – 22 People – Neither

Lay House results (total 98 valid results)

65.31% – 64 people – Proposal One
19.39% – 19 people – Proposal Two
15.31% – 15 people – Neither