Conference Nominations Committee looking for leaders
The South Georgia Annual Conference Committee on Nominations has begun a process to identify laity and clergy interested in serving on Conference and District boards, committees, and teams for the 2021-2024 quadrennium.
Between now and January 29, you are invited to indicate your willingness to serve or to encourage possible leaders to complete the online Interest Form.
The Conference Nominations Committee is looking for resourceful and committed leaders who have vision, leadership skills, and a passion for the work of the particular board or committee on which they are interested.
The committee has also identified additional characteristics and qualities that will be needed during the next quadrennium as the Conference and The United Methodist Church face an unknown future.
“Words like calm, heart of peace, diversity, openness to change, respectful, and hopeful began emerging as we talked about those who would lead our conference over the next four years,” said Dr. Nita Crump, Conference Secretary and chair of the nominations committee. “The committee wants individuals who are willing to hear all sides, will abide by the HEART principles and will honor the integrity of all voices.”
The annual conference will elect the leadership team for the 2021-2024 Quadrennium at the June 2020 annual conference session. The newly elected conference leaders will begin July 1, 2020.
Pastors, district superintendents, district nominating committees, and laity can help with the process by recruiting and identifying persons in local churches who should submit an interest form.
“This process will help the Conference and District nominations committees match people and their interests, gifts, and graces with the various opportunities to serve on the district and conference level,” said Dr. Crump.
Steps in the leadership selection process are:
- IDENTIFICATION — Indicate your interest(s) by completing and submitting the online Interest Form. Note that this is the sole means available to indicate interest in serving. Jan. 29, 2020, is the deadline for submitting Interest Forms.
- NOMINATION — The District Committee on Nominations and the District Leadership Team will receive and evaluate Interest Forms and coordinate the nominations process with the Conference Committee on Nominations. The Conference Committee on Nominations will submit a slate of nominees (committee and board chairs and members) to the 2020 Annual Conference. If you are already serving on a committee or board and wish to be removed, please email your desire to the Conference Secretary, Dr. Nita Crump (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- ELECTION — The annual conference will elect the leadership team for the 2021-2024 Quadrennium at the annual conference in June 2020.
- SERVING — The newly elected conference leaders will begin July 1, 2020.