Crater Lake District Fall Charge Conferences
In the Crater Lake District in 2022, most fall charge conferences** will be presided over by Crater Lake Superintendent John Tucker who is working with local congregations to schedule these meetings.
Most of these meetings will occur via ZOOM.
Here are links to what you need to know:
The agenda for the charge conference - coming soon!!
a Summary of the Reports due and who is responsible for what Word PDF
The reports will be completed and submitted online:
This is the sixth year we have used this process. Each church will access the link to their online reports through the Church Dashboard.
You will see a "church dashboard login" link on the bottom right of this and every page on the website.
The log-in information is the same as last year. If you need to reset your login or password, please contact Sheri in the district office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The forms which we are requesting you complete online are:
- Report of the Trustees
- Safe Sanctuary Policy Review
- Church Leadership Contact Information
- Membership Report, 1st and 2nd year reading
- Lay Servant Report
- Finance Form (new)
- Minutes (new)
Please collect your information ahead of time. These forms can also be used to share the reports with your congregation at the charge conference meeting, or you can print the reports from the FormVites page.
ALL Fall Charge Conference forms are expected to be completed online through the Church Dashboard.
2023 Compensation Forms
We will continue to use an online process to gather the information needed for the pastor's compensation forms. This year we are introducing a simplified process to complete this.
(STAY TUNED FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT THESE CHANGES.)
To start that process, go here. (Stay tuned)
If you have any questions, please contact Sheri in the Crater Lake District office,
at (541) 689-3725 or email@example.com
**An annual meeting of the charge conference of each local church is required by the Discipline of The United Methodist Church. The primary responsibilities given to the body at this annual meeting are to review and evaluate the total mission and ministry of the church, receive reports, and adopt objectives and goals recommended by the church council (administrative board) that are in keeping with the the objectives of The United Methodist Church (2016 Book of Discipline, paragraph 247.3). Other specific annual responsibilities of the charge conference are to recommend new and renewing candidates for ordained ministry from among their membership, to recommend lay servants and certified lay ministers, to receive reports on Volunteer-in-mission teams, set the compensation for clergy appointed by the bishop, receive and act upon the annual membership report, and elect local church leadership (unless that is done at another charge conference at another time of year) (2016 Book of Discipline, paragraph 247.8 -13, 15 and paragraph 249).