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¶520 PROVISIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCES

¶520 PROVISIONAL ANNUAL CONFERENCES

The Board of Administration of the FMCIC upon the recommendation of the bishop and the director of global ministries, may approve the formation of a provisional annual conference from a mission district, when it has adopted The Manual of the FMCIC in principle, has filed the appropriate governmental registration and documents (constitution adapted to local culture and circumstances) and has reached the following minimum developmental markers:

  1. 5 organized churches
  2. 5 ordained ministers
  3. 300 adult members
  4. A Manual is being drafted
  5. A functioning Board of Administration, MEGaP Committee and Nominating Committee
  6. A Strategic Plan and track record that demonstrates the existence of the following:
    a)  Discipleship and the leadership training programs for laity and ministerial candidates
    b)  Church growth leading to healthy organized local churches as evidenced by their ability:
    – to care for the people/members
    – to support their pastors
    c)  Church planting/expansion goals
    d)  Financial structures – a viable budget (national and external support)
    – a clear strategy for becoming auto-sufficient in finances, stewardship
    e)  Missions goals
  7. Property purchases and construction of facilities
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