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2020 Lay Delegation Election Information Form

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR DELEGATES TO GENERAL AND JURISDICTIONAL CONFERENCES

Please be advised that we strongly urge you to prayerfully consider your ability to serve in this important role.  It is critical that you understand the extent of your responsibilities should you be elected.  You will have to make a significant time commitment by consistent participation in monthly meetings that begin shortly after your election. The entire General/Jurisdictional Delegation is to participate in all meetings.  If you fail to fulfill this primary obligation, you will be imposing a greater burden on your fellow delegates, and you may be affecting the impact that our delegation may have on General and Jurisdictional Conferences because you may be unprepared to participate fully, and you may not be sufficiently knowledgeable.  You will be given voluminous amounts of reading materials, and it will be necessary for you to read all the materials, and to be familiar with the materials.  Communication is almost entirely electronic, so access to email and internet is crucial to remain updated and receive information from General and Jurisdictional Conferences and the rest of the delegation.  In addition, while much of the expense is covered by the General Conference and - in the case of alternates - by the Northern Illinois Conference, those elected will incur expenses.  General Conference delegates and alternates will have to attend General Conference (May 5 – May 15, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and the entire delegation and alternates will attend Jurisdictional Conference (July 15 – July 18, 2020, in Fort Wayne, Indiana)  Thank you for your interest in this important role, and may you seek God’s guidance in making your decision.


To be a lay delegate you must have been a member of the UMC for two years, an active in a United Methodist congregation within the bounds of the annual conference for four years, and an annual conference member.

The 2020 General Conference will be held May 5 through May 15, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN. The 2020 Jurisdictional Conference will be held July 15 through July 18, 2016, in Fort Wayne, IN.

Please complete ALL of the following areas:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please be advised that we strongly urge you to prayerfully consider your ability to serve in this role, and to meet all of your responsibilities. It is critical that you understand the extent of your responsibilities should you be elected. You will have to make a significant time commitment by consistent participation in regular meetings that begin shortly after your election. You will be given voluminous amounts of reading materials, and it will be necessary for you to read all the materials, and to be familiar with all of the materials. It is crucial to have an email and internet access to receive information and communicate with the General and Jurisdictional Conferences and other delegates. Although many of your expenses will be reimbursed by the conference, many other expenses will not be covered, and you will have to expend your own funds. General Conference delegates and alternates will have to attend the General Conference, and the entire delegation and alternates will attend the Jurisdictional Conference.

Thank you for your interest in this important role.

By typing my eSignature to this form, I agree to fully participate in the work of the delegation from election through the preparation meetings and to attend all sessions possible at the Conferences.


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