Order of Business

2019 GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE
CHRISTIAN CHURCH (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST) IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

ORDER OF BUSINESS

July 20-24, 2019     Des Moines, Iowa

Subject to change (7/22/19)

Key to Business Item Codes: # Report  |  * Operational/Policy/Organizational |  ^Sense-of-the-Assembly

Saturday, July 20

1:00 PMDoors open
1:30 PMOpening Celebration
Welcome and IntroductionsSue Morris, moderator
Business Session ProceduresBill Bailey, parlimentarian
Approval of the AgendaTimothy Lee, second vice moderator
Presentation of BusinessTimothy Lee, second vice moderator
(Discussion time is 12 minutes unless otherwise indicated.)
receivedGA-1910#Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries
receivedGA-1903#Christian Board of Publication/Chalice Press
adoptedGA-1924*Resolution to Celebrate the Formation of New Congregations and Continue the Collective Commitment to Make Disciples
adoptedGA-1926^Spirit of Active Listening
adoptedGA-1925^ Addressing the State of Forced Global Migration
(Discussion time: 24 minutes)
receivedGA-1920#Update on GA-2017 General Assembly Resolutions
receivedGA-1904#Christian Church Foundation
receivedGA-1921#Report from the Social Witness Task Force
adoptedGA-1928^A Call to See and Respond to the Crisis of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
(Discussion time: 24 minutes)
receivedGA-1915#Pension Fund
receivedGA-1916#Christian Church Healthcare Benefit Trust
Speak Out (if time permits)

Announcements & Benediction

Monday, July 22

8:00 AMDoors Open
8:30 AMBible StudyRev. Dr. Lisa Davison, Phillips Theological Seminary
9:00 AMOpening PrayerBeau Underwood, first vice moderator
Welcome and Plenary RemindersSue Morris, moderator
Presentation of BusinessTimothy Lee, second vice moderator
(Discussion time is 12 minutes unless otherwise indicated.)
adoptedGA-1917*Creation of a New Region in Montana and the Northwest
receivedGA-1905#Church Extension Financial & Missional Resources (including Disciples Church Extension Fund, Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation and New Church Ministries)
adoptedGA-1932^Acknowledging the Covenantal Affiliation of Tougaloo College
receivedGA-1933#Council of Colleges and Universities and Council on Theological Education
SoulCare – Moments to Pause and Process (National Benevolent Association staff)
adoptedGA-1934^Declaring that Impartially Providing for the Basic Human Needs of Others is a Virtue Consistent with Disciples Tradition (emergency resolution)
adoptedGA-1929^An Invitation to Education for Welcoming and Receiving the Gifts of Transgender and Gender-Diverse People
(Discussion time: 24 minutes)
receivedGA-1912#National Benevolent Association
receivedGA-1902#Central Pastoral Office of Hispanic Ministries
receivedGA-1914#North American Pacific/Asian Disciples
GA-1906#Council on Christian Unity – Moved to Tuesday agenda (7/22/19)
adoptedGA-1922*Full Communion with the United Church of Canada
Speak Out (if time permits)

Announcements & Benediction

Tuesday, July 23

GA-1908#

8:00 AMDoors Open
8:30 AMBible StudyRev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary
9:00 AMOpening PrayerBeau Underwood, first vice moderator
Welcome and Plenary RemindersSue Morris, moderator
Presentation of BusinessTimothy Lee, second vice moderator
(Discussion time is 12 minutes unless otherwise indicated.)
receivedGA-1906#Council on Christian Unity (moved from Monday)
receivedGA-1908#Disciples Home Missions
adoptedGA-1930^On Women and Just Peacemaking
receivedGA-1909#Disciples Women
adoptedGA-1927^Concerning the Reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, Ending the U.S. Embargo Against the Island, and Promoting a Constructive Relation Between Both Countries
receivedGA-1911#Higher Education and Leadership Ministries
adoptedGA-1923*Recommended Language for Prevention of Harassment for General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
adoptedGA-1935*Concerning Steep Reductions in Overall Refugee Resettlement Arrivals to the United States (emergency resolution)
SoulCare – Moments to Pause and Process (National Benevolent Association staff)
receivedGA-1913#National Convocation
receivedGA-1907#Disciples of Christ Historical Society
adoptedGA-1918*Report of the Time and Place Committee (2021)
adoptedGA-1919*Report of the Time and Place Committee (2023)
adoptedGA-1931*Report of the General Nominating Committee
receivedGA-1901#Report of the General Assembly including the Office of the General Minister and President
Installation of 2019-2021 Moderator Team
Speak Out (if time permits)

Announcements & Benediction