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Use this standard medical release form when attending conference events.
Conference Advance Special Application
Historical information on churches of the Alabama-West Florida Conference
Those Alabama-West Florida United Methodists who wish to be nominated as a lay delegate to General and Jurisdictional conferences may be nominated at their district meeting, which will be held prior to February 15, 2015. Each district will select no more than six (6) lay nominees. These nominees will be asked to provide to their district superintendent or district lay leader a photograph and a completed standard (single page) Delegate Profile Sheet. Completed profile sheets may be distributed to individuals attending the district meeting. Other individuals who wish to be a candidate for lay delegate should also provide a photograph and a standard profile sheet. Please open the fillable form above in Adobe and type your response on each line. Then, SAVE YOUR FORM on your computer. Print or email the form. The Journal Editor, Rev. Jackie Slaughter firstname.lastname@example.org
, must receive the profile sheet no later than March 1, 2015, in order to publish it in the 2015 Brochure of Reports. Once the nomination period is complete, the profiles of the nominees will be displayed on the conference website for viewing prior to the 2015 Annual Conference session.
Is your church accessible and open to all persons? Are you concerned that you might inadvertently be keeping some people from fully participating in the spiritual and social life of your congregation? This brief survey will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses.
This form is to be used by those who wish to be considered for nomination or appointment to conference boards and agencies. The deadline for submitting the form is at the end of each calendar year. Any questions, please contact the Conference Secretary email@example.com
The Book of Discipline states, “Housing provisions shall comply with Annual Conference housing policy and parsonage standards.” In order to establish a housing policy and housing standard the Annual Conference recommends three options available for the local church. The Annual Conference does not put one option above the other. The options are co-equal, depending upon the local situation. The Charge Conference shall review the recommendations of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee regarding provision of adequate housing for the pastor(s) of a local Charge in consultation with the District Superintendent, the Charge shall choose one of these three options.
Click on the title above for the Parsonage Checklist
to view the Parsonage Standards.
Alabama-West Florida Conference Safe Sanctuary Policy adopted at the 2015 Annual Conference Session
Spanish Translation of the Alabama - West Florida Conference Safe Sanctuaries Policy.
The Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, Inc. affirms The 2012 Book of Resolutions, Sexual Abuse Within the Ministerial Relationship and Sexual Harassment Within the Church, which states that sexual abuse within the ministerial relationship and sexual harassment within the church are incompatible with biblical teachings of hospitality, justice and healing. In accordance with The 2012 Book of Discipline (par 161(F)), we affirm that all human beings, both male and female, are created in the image of God, and thus have been made equal in Christ. As the promise of Galatians 3:26-29 states, all are one in Christ. Therefore, this Conference of the United Methodist Church supports equity among all persons without regard to ethnicity, situation or gender.
The Alabama-West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church shall be organized and structured according to the mandates of the latest edition of The Book of Discipline, and shall act in all respects in harmony with the policy of The United Methodist Church. In keeping with those standards, this conference commits itself to the elimination of discrimination on the basis of race and gender (see ¶ 604.1). The following Standing Rules are adopted by the Alabama-West Florida Conference for its own governance and to fit its specific setting for mission and ministry. The Alabama-West Florida Conference shall follow Roberts Rules of Order except where superseded by explicit rules in The Book of Discipline or in these Standing Rules.
Use this form to contribute to the Visionary Shares Program through the Office of Congregational Development.