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Gather 2022 | Delegate Notebook

 

ONE HUNDRED THIRTY SIXTH COVENANT ANNUAL MEETING

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PREPARING OUR HEARTS

  • 1. Morning Worship
  • 2. Opening Statement by the Moderator
  • 3. Greeting from Churches of the Midwest Conference

ORGANIZATION OF THE MEETING

  • 4. Report on Credentials and Motion >>
    • a. Credentialing Report #1
    • b. Credentialing Report #2
    • c. Credentialing Report #3
    • d. Credentialing Report #4
    • e. Credentialing Report #5
  • 5. Action on the Standing Rules of Order >>
  • 6. Action on the Proposed Agenda
  • 7. Approval of Honorary Delegates and Resource Persons
    • a. Honorary Delegates
    • b. Resource Persons

MEMBERSHIP IN THE MISSION

  • 8. Action on Churches Applying for Membership >>
    • a. Recognition and Prayer
  • 9. Church Planter Commissioning* >>
    • a. Recognition and Prayer
  • 10. Action on Removal of Churches from the Roster
    • a. Recognition and Prayer

STATE OF THE MISSION

  • 11. Report of the President* >>

ORGANIZATION OF THE MISSION

  • 12. Report on Strategic Alignment Team Recommendation
  • 13. Update on the Freedom, Unity and Responsibility Resource Paper >>
  • 14. Report and Action on the Covenant Constitution and Bylaw Amendments
    • a. Report on 2021 North Park University Bylaw Amendments
    • b. 2021/2022 Covenant Constitutional Amendments >>
    • c. 2022 Proposed Covenant Bylaw Amendments >>
    • d. Presentation of Proposed 2022/2023 Constitutional Amendments >>

SERVANT LEADERSHIP FOR THE MISSION

  • 15. Election of President of the Evangelical Covenant Church >>
    • a. Report from the Presidential Nominating Committee
  • 16. Election of Executive Minister of Ordered Ministry and Develop Leaders >>
    • a. Report from the Ordered Ministry and Develop Leaders Nominating Committee
  • 17. Election of Executive Minister of Serve Globally >>
    • a. Report from the Serve Globally Nominating Committee
  • 18. Call of President of Covenant Ministries of Benevolence >>
    • a. Report from the Board of Covenant Ministries of Benevolence
  • 19. Call of North Park Theological Seminary Faculty Members >>
    • a. Report from North Park Theological Seminary
  • 20. Board Elections*
    • a. Presentation of 2022 Ballot
      • a.1. Executive Board
      • a.2. Board of the Ordered Ministry
      • a.3. Board of Pensions and Benefits
      • a.4. Board of Covenant Ministries of Benevolence
      • a.5. Board of Trustees of North Park University
      • a.6. Annual Meeting Officers
      • a.7. Board of Nominations
  • 21. Actions to Be Taken from the Ordered Ministry for 2022*
    • a. Changes in Standing >>
      • a.1. Ministerial Credentials Changing from Active to Inactive
      • a.2. Ministerial Credentials Changing from Leave of Absence to Inactive
      • a.3. Ministerial Credentials Changing from Inactive to Active
      • a.4. Transfer of Ministerial Credentials
      • a.5. Resignation of Ministerial Credentials
      • a.6. Reinstatement of Ministerial Credentials
      • a.7. Removal of Ministerial Credentials
      • a.7.i. Uncontested
      • a.7.ii. Contested (Contingent on Ministerium’s Annual Meeting Discernment)
    • b. Approval of Licenses
    • c. Presentation of Candidates for Transfer of Ordination >>
    • d. Presentation of Candidates for Commissioning >>
    • e. Presentation of Candidates for Consecrated Missionary
    • f. Presentation of Candidates for Ordination to Word and Service >>
    • g. Presentation of Candidates for Ordination to Word and Sacrament >>

HONORING FAITHFUL SERVICE IN THE MISSION

  • 22. Clergy Lifetime Service Recognition >>
  • 23. Service Recognition for Global Personnel >>
  • 24. Recognition of John Wenrich, President of the Evangelical Covenant Church >>
  • 25. Recognition of Rebecca Gonzalez, Executive Director of Operations
  • 26. Recognition of Covenant Executive Board Members Concluding Term of Service
  • 27. Recognition of Paul Wilson, Pacific Southwest Conference Superintendent >>
  • 28. Recognition of Mark Stromberg, Northwest Conference Superintendent >>
  • 29. Recognition of Dave Kersten, Dean of the North Park Theological Seminary
  • 30. 2022 T.W. Anderson Outstanding Layperson Award >>
  • 31. 2022 Irving Lambert Outstanding Urban Ministries Award >>

FUNDING THE MISSION

  • 32. Financial Report* >>
    • a. Fiscal Year 2020/21 Performance Report
  • 33. Presentation and Adoption of the Fiscal Year 2023 Mission and Ministry Budget* >>
  • 34. Report from the Covenant Board of Pensions and Benefits
  • 35. Report on 2021 Mission Advancement

DIMENSIONS OF THE MISSION

  • 36. Mission and Ministry Leadership Report
  • 37. Report from Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos (CHET) >>
  • 38. Report from Covenant Ministries of Benevolence
    • a. Report on Swedish Covenant Hospital Sale Proceeds
  • 39. Report from Covenant Trust Company
  • 40. Report from National Covenant Properties >>
  • 41. Report from North Park University
    • a. Report of the President of North Park University
    • b. Report of the Dean of North Park Theological Seminary
  • 42. Report from Paul Carlson Partnership >>
  • 43. Mission and Ministry Leadership Response to Delegate Questions

CONSENT AGENDA

  • 44. Recommendations for Continuation of Commissions
    • a. Commission on Biblical Gender Equality >>
    • b. Commission on Covenant History >>
  • 45. Delegate Evaluation
  • 46. Arrangements for 2023 Annual Meeting >>

PREPARING TO GO FORTH IN MISSION

  • 47. Approval of Minutes of 136th Covenant Annual Meeting
  • 48. Prayer for the Mission and Ministry of the Covenant
  • 49. Report to Congregations
  • 50. Closing Statement
    • a. Resolution of Sympathy >>
    • b. Resolution of Gratitude
  • 51. Adjournment
  • 52. Benediction

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