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  1. Question Sticky Thread Sticky: Rules and Guidelines (Updated for 2017)

    Welcome to the Nazarene General Assembly Forum for 2017! Now that official resolutions are available - http://ga2017.com/resolutions (Password:...

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 07:13 PM
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  1. Did anyone write down the % of revenue from the U.S. and Canada

    Somewhere in the GA, I saw the statistic about what percentage of the total revenue of the Church of the Nazarene is in the U.S. and Canada, but I...

    Started by Dave McClung, June 30th, 2017 09:01 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 421
    July 11th, 2017 11:49 AM Go to last post
  2. MED-517 and Sexual abuse.

    We have had 4 years to work this out. I'm afraid the legal heads will suggest we say little to protect ourselves. Which is more important protecting...

    Started by Dan Hamilton, June 28th, 2017 07:11 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    June 29th, 2017 04:30 PM Go to last post
  3. Resolution L 408 special review

    L-408 special review Very disappointed this failed. After all of our talk about Injustice and we cannot provide Justice our front line...

    Started by Dan Hamilton, June 29th, 2017 02:55 PM
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    June 29th, 2017 02:55 PM Go to last post
  4. Vote in the Straw Poll for General Superintendent

    I put together a straw poll for General Superintendent. I encourage you to vote only for those eligible and (hopefully) qualified. (Please do not...

    Started by Rich Shockey, May 3rd, 2017 10:54 AM
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    June 23rd, 2017 06:34 AM Go to last post
  5. General Assembly Photos

    Linda and i fly to Indianapolis tomorrow. I have fond memories of prior General Assemblies. Here is my album of pictures from the 2013 General...

    Started by Dave McClung, June 20th, 2017 11:15 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    June 20th, 2017 11:46 AM Go to last post
  6. Spreadsheet Access to the Resolutions

    While the resolutions are available on the GA website this time, some might find them easier to navigate on a spreadsheet that was made (not by me or...

    Started by Jeremy D. Scott, May 31st, 2017 10:08 AM
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    June 1st, 2017 11:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Alumni Gatherings

    I'm sorry to miss my alma mater's alumni luncheon this year at General Assembly. I just can't afford it for my whole family (It would be $185 for my...

    Started by Jeremy D. Scott, May 26th, 2017 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    May 30th, 2017 11:25 AM Go to last post
  8. Study Committees

    In each of the proposed study committees from the General Superintendents, there is a recommendation to include three US/Canada representatives and...

    Started by Ryan Scott, May 7th, 2017 02:13 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    May 9th, 2017 03:35 PM Go to last post
  9. Moved: LA - 407 Church Board Membership

    Started by Ryan Scott, May 7th, 2017 03:40 PM
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    May 8th, 2017 03:07 PM Go to last post
  10. Public Access to Resolutions

    An email I received today stated that as of May 19th General Assembly resolutions will be available to the public in the 5 official languages of the...

    Started by Bud Pugh, May 5th, 2017 06:14 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    May 8th, 2017 07:39 AM Go to last post
  11. Is there any interest at all for who will be the next General Superintendents?

    I have never experienced such a lack of interest in who might be the next General Superintendents. In years (decades) past it was a huge deal. This...

    Started by Greg Gates, April 3rd, 2017 02:36 PM
    • Replies: 28
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    May 3rd, 2017 05:06 PM Go to last post
  12. Public Resolutions

    Have any delegates received resolutions yet? I'm not sure what the typical timing is on this. I sent an email to HQ to ask when they were planning...

    Started by Ryan Scott, April 21st, 2017 01:06 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 618
    April 21st, 2017 03:09 PM Go to last post
  13. Alcohol

    I don't have anything worked out yet. I just know that I want to submit a resolution changing the alcohol paragraph to something that moves us away...

    Started by Rich Schmidt, December 13th, 2015 09:24 PM
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    April 10th, 2017 09:14 AM Go to last post
  14. Final List of Resolutions Submitted to My District

    It's not really so formal as that. I've put together 10, I think are worth considering and I've emailed them off to a colleague from the district...

    Started by Ryan Scott, April 27th, 2016 06:47 AM
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  15. Delegates

    Since the 2013 GA cut the number of delegates for our district in half, we now are back to only having a layman and our DS as delegates. Being...

    Started by Hans Deventer, March 7th, 2016 01:32 AM
    • Replies: 24
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    June 19th, 2016 10:25 PM Go to last post
  16. Co-pastors

    RESOLVED that Manual 121 be amended as follows 121. Upon the recommendation of the church board and approval of the district superintendent, a...

    Started by Hans Deventer, December 22nd, 2015 03:48 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    May 23rd, 2016 10:06 AM Go to last post
  17. Nazarene Advice

    So I've been to the GA 5 times in a row, but always as a delegate. Which means that housing had been arranged for me. 2017 will be a first: I'm...

    Started by Hans Deventer, April 25th, 2016 08:15 AM
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  18. Capital Punishment

    RESOLVED: That paragraph 31 be amended as follows and that a new sub-paragraph be added and numbered as appropriate titled Capital Punishment: 31....

    Started by Kevin Rector, April 26th, 2016 11:35 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    April 26th, 2016 03:28 PM Go to last post
  19. The Sanctity of Human Life (Paragraphs 31)

    Sanctity of Human Life Paragraphs 31, 31.1, 31.2, 31.3, 31.4, 31.5 Resolved that the specified paragraphs be removed and replaced with the...

    Started by Ryan Scott, April 25th, 2016 06:08 AM
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    April 26th, 2016 02:39 PM Go to last post
  20. Nazarene Will legislation at GA 2017 be shaped by the NPH scandal?

    I almost asked this in the non-disclosure agreement thread, but thought perhaps it needed its own thread. What, if any, resolutions could prevent...

    Started by David Pettigrew, December 18th, 2015 08:40 AM
    • Replies: 8
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  21. Reception of Church Members (Paragraph 801)

    Reception of Church Members Paragraph 801. Resolved, that the two options for membership vows in paragraph 801, following the introductory...

    Started by Ryan Scott, February 11th, 2016 06:46 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    March 30th, 2016 02:32 PM Go to last post
  22. Local government

    I hope everyone realizes that there is always 113.12: Alternative board and committee structure may be used by a local church in organizing...

    Started by Hans Deventer, February 11th, 2016 06:11 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 4,040
    February 16th, 2016 06:10 PM Go to last post
  23. Church Board Membership

    RESOLVED: That paragraph 127 be replaced as follows: 127. Membership. Every local church shall have a church board, composed of the pastor and...

    Started by Kevin Rector, February 9th, 2016 12:05 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 3,529
    February 13th, 2016 01:02 PM Go to last post
  24. SDMI Board

    RESOLVED: That paragraph 145-149.1 be replaced as follows and all other paragraphs be renumbered as appropriate: 145. Each local church...

    Started by Kevin Rector, February 10th, 2016 03:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    February 11th, 2016 05:56 AM Go to last post
  25. Duties of the Church Board (long range planning)

    RESOLVED: That paragraph 129.29 be amended as follows: 129.29. To provide long-range planning for the church. If the board assigns this...

    Started by Kevin Rector, February 9th, 2016 11:44 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,934
    February 9th, 2016 11:51 AM Go to last post
  26. Duties of the Church Board (SDMI Board)

    RESOLVED: That paragraph 129.25 be amended as follows: 129.25. To function, at its discretion, as the SDMI Board. (145) REASONS: 1. Many...

    Started by Kevin Rector, February 9th, 2016 11:23 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,860
    February 9th, 2016 11:48 AM Go to last post
  27. Duties of the Church Board

    RESOLVED that paragraphs 129.6 and 129.7 be amended as follows: 129.6. To provide for the development and adoption of an annual budget for the...

    Started by Kevin Rector, February 9th, 2016 11:13 AM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,983
    February 9th, 2016 11:48 AM Go to last post
  28. Creation (Paragraph 903.8)

    RESOLVED That paragraph 903.8 be amended as follows: 903.8. Creation The Church of the Nazarene believes in the biblical account of creation...

    Started by Kevin Rector, December 15th, 2015 02:28 AM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 3,506
    February 5th, 2016 11:15 AM Go to last post
  29. Could we elect a prophet?

    This article made me wonder: https://sojo.net/articles/pope-francis-powerful-and-rich-risk-going-hell-if-they-ignore-poor I frankly doubt we...

    Started by Hans Deventer, January 28th, 2016 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    February 3rd, 2016 04:03 PM Go to last post
  30. Christian Baptism

    RESOLVED: That Articles XII be renamed "Christian Baptism" and ammended as follows: XII. Christian Baptism 12. We believe that...

    Started by Kevin Rector, January 29th, 2016 09:03 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,464
    January 29th, 2016 02:53 PM Go to last post
  31. Duties of a Pastor

    RESOLVED: That Paragraph 519.9 be deleted and subsequent paragraphs be renumbered as appropriate. Paragraph 515.9 read as follows: FURTHER...

    Started by Kevin Rector, January 29th, 2016 08:17 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,134
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  32. Clergy Discipline (Paragraph 605.1)

    RESOLVED: That paragraph 605.1 be amended as follows: 605.1. If a member of the clergy is accused of conduct unbecoming a minister or of teaching...

    Started by Kevin Rector, December 15th, 2015 02:11 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,740
    December 18th, 2015 07:50 AM Go to last post
  33. Non-Disclosure Agreements

    I'm not sure if this is entirely necessary, but I thought I'd offer it anyway:

    Started by Ryan Scott, December 15th, 2015 09:49 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,967
    December 17th, 2015 02:33 PM Go to last post
  34. Membership of the General Assembly (Paragraphs 301-301.5)

    Here's a bit of a radical move, but I think it simplifies things:

    Started by Ryan Scott, December 15th, 2015 09:40 AM
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    December 16th, 2015 11:15 AM Go to last post
  35. Prioritizing Voting at the General Assembly (Paragraph 302.2)

    Time and Place of the General Assembly Manual 302.2 302.2. The General Assembly shall open with devotional and inspirational services....

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 07:41 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 2,048
    December 15th, 2015 08:12 AM Go to last post
  36. Redundant Appendix Paragraphs (903.12, 903.15, 903.16)

    I would submit each of these as a separate resolution, but thought I would just make one post here. I think we need to try to scale back the manual...

    Started by Kevin Rector, December 15th, 2015 03:23 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,688
    December 15th, 2015 03:23 AM Go to last post
  37. Death penalty, time for a resolution?

    http://ejusa.org/newsline/article/2015/10/19/evangelicals-change-40-year-pro-death-penalty-position

    Started by Hans Deventer, October 21st, 2015 02:14 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,783
    December 15th, 2015 03:13 AM Go to last post
  38. Auxiliary chairs on the District Advisory Board

    Would there be any interest in a resolution to make the district NMI, NYI and SDMI chairs ex officio members of the DAB? 1) As a district SDMI...

    Started by David Pettigrew, December 9th, 2015 09:58 AM
    • Replies: 32
    • Views: 5,321
    December 12th, 2015 04:59 AM Go to last post
  39. Music

    We should be able to do stuff like this at a GA. Why do we get generic US evangelical worship in stead? ...

    Started by Hans Deventer, October 27th, 2015 03:04 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 5,965
    November 5th, 2015 08:14 PM Go to last post
  40. Considerations for Delegates: Points of Order, Parliamentary Moves

    So there are a couple considerations I'm aware of that delegates should be prepared to address at the Assembly. The first is elections for the...

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 10:40 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,948
    October 29th, 2015 08:12 AM Go to last post
  41. Publishing of Committee Participants (non-Manual resolution)

    Resolved, that the General Secretary publish a list of delegates present and voting in each Assembly committee before the start of plenary business....

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 07:42 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,129
    October 19th, 2015 10:04 PM Go to last post
  42. Whistleblower Protection (unsure where this will fit)

    Resolved, that denominational administrators implement a robust whistleblower policy for all General Church employees and direct districts,...

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 07:45 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 2,730
    October 19th, 2015 05:00 PM Go to last post
  43. General Assembly Membership (Paragraphs 300, 301.1, and 301.2)

    Membership of the General Assembly Paragraphs 300, 301.1, and 301.2 301. The General Assembly shall be composed of ministerial and lay...

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 07:58 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 2,210
    October 19th, 2015 07:32 AM Go to last post
  44. Statement of Ecclesiology (Article of Faith)

    Resolved, that the Board of General Superintendents convene a committee, representing the diversity of the denomination, to discuss ecclesiology and...

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 07:44 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,503
    October 17th, 2015 07:44 PM Go to last post
  45. Historic Sites and Landmarks (Paragraphs 902.8, 327.2)

    Historic Sites and Landmarks Paragraph 902.8, 327.2 Resolved, that paragraph 902.8 be removed and paragraph 327.2 be amended as follows: ...

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 07:43 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,882
    October 17th, 2015 07:43 PM Go to last post
  46. Constitution Article IV - The General Assembly (Paragraph 25.1)

    Constitution Article IV The General Assembly Paragraph 25.1 How Composed 25.1. How Composed. The General Assembly shall be composed of...

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 07:40 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,770
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  47. Aligning Regional Language (multiple paragraphs)

    Resolved, that the following paragraphs be removed or amended as described to correct internal Manual contradictions. Remove whole paragraph...

    Started by Ryan Scott, October 17th, 2015 07:38 PM
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    • Views: 1,760
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