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

Announcements & Benediction

Monday, July 22

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

Announcements & Benediction

Tuesday, July 23

GA-1908#

8:00 AM Doors Open
8:30 AM Bible Study Rev. Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder, Chicago Theological Seminary
9:00 AM Opening Prayer Beau Underwood, first vice moderator
Welcome and Plenary Reminders Sue Morris, moderator
Presentation of Business Timothy Lee, second vice moderator
(Discussion time is 12 minutes unless otherwise indicated.)
received GA-1906# Council on Christian Unity (moved from Monday)
received GA-1908# Disciples Home Missions
adopted GA-1930^ On Women and Just Peacemaking
received GA-1909# Disciples Women
adopted GA-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
received GA-1911# Higher Education and Leadership Ministries
adopted GA-1923* Recommended Language for Prevention of Harassment for General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
adopted GA-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)
received GA-1913# National Convocation
received GA-1907# Disciples of Christ Historical Society
adopted GA-1918* Report of the Time and Place Committee (2021)
adopted GA-1919* Report of the Time and Place Committee (2023)
adopted GA-1931* Report of the General Nominating Committee
received GA-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