Disciples News Service

2019 General Assembly resolution and nomination information available

As the 2019 General Assembly approaches, application windows for submitting resolutions and nominations for the Moderator Team and General Board are now open.

2019 General Assembly Resolution Deadline and Procedures

The deadline for resolutions to be submitted for consideration at the 2019 General Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, is January 2, 2019. Resolutions may be submitted by e-mail to Beth Sullivan, Executive Assistant to the General Minister and President at, bsullivan@disciples.org. Resolutions may also be submitted by mail to: Office of General Minister and President, Attn: Beth Sullivan, 1099 N. Meridian St., Ste. 700, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Questions may be directed to Beth at (317) 713 2402.

Details regarding General Assembly resolutions, including processing procedures may be found here.

A video about how resolutions are made may be found here.

General Nominating Committee Seeking Candidates for 2019-2021 Moderator Team and Class of 2023 General Board Membership

Nominations due by November 2, 2018.

The General Nominating Committee (GNC) will be meeting in December to nominate the 2019 – 2021 Moderator Team and the next GNC class of the General Board. Each biennium, the GNC seeks nominations from across the life of the church for qualified persons to serve in these capacities.

Members of the Moderator Team serve two-year terms (the moderator-elect serves for four years). The GNC members of the General Board serve a four-year term. The paragraphs from The Design that describe the role of the moderators and general board members may be found here.

The GNC has the responsibility of ensuring diverse leadership in the life of the church, including: clergy/laity, male/female, racial/ethnic, age and geographic representation.

We are also seeking to develop a database of persons with specific gifts and skills.  This database will be available to general ministries who are seeking qualified board members.

If you know of a person who is qualified and gifted to provide faithful leadership to the church, please nominate them using by clicking this online nomination form.

Nominations are due no later than November 2, 2018.