Updated: Feb 4
MINISTRY ASSESSMENT 2021
The Ministry Assessment will be modified this year and take place on Saturday, 13 March 2021, beginning at 8:30 AM, (registration will begin at 8:00 AM) in the tabernacle at Rocky Creek Camp in Pineville, Louisiana. Physical distancing, masking and precautions will be in place. Any with symptoms or feeling sick will be asked to please “NOT” attend, an alternate may be seated if duly identified. Strict preregistration and attendance restrictions will be in place. Assigned seating will be in place for this event.
We will plan to be completed by 4:00 PM. All sessions will take place in the tabernacle and lunch will be served to those who have preregistered.
Our special presentations will be done by Dr. Filimao Chambo, General Superintendent; Dr. Doug Samples of SNU; Dr. Mark Wright of PLNU; Mrs. Dajunna Howell; Pastor Dale Hoffpauir. We will also have a presentation the MANUAL led by Pastor James Ericson; Pastor David Craig; Pastor Barry Stephens; and Pastor Delbert Terry.
Information and sign up has been sent to all students and members of the Board of Ministry, and is available on the District Website www.ladistrict.org
DISTRICT ASSEMBLY 2021
The Louisiana District will have a modified District Assembly as scheduled on May 15, 2021.
Physical distancing, masking and precautions will be in place. Any with symptoms or feeling sick will be asked to please “NOT” attend, an alternate may be seated if duly identified. Strict preregistration and attendance restrictions will be in place. Church representatives will have assigned seating.
Reports will be assigned to the District Advisory Committee for action / approval. Report of the Board of Ministry will be acted on by the Assembly, preparing for the Ordination Service. Elections, including DS renewal, will be held during the Assembly sessions. Time restriction(s), number of hours in session, will be observed.
We meet only on Saturday, 15 May. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM; Call to Order at 8:30 AM; Service of inspiration and DS Report Saturday AM. Elections and report of the Board of Ministry.
Ordination service 2:00 PM chaired by Dr. Filimao Chambo Pastor’s reports will be by attendance and recognition. Adjournment upon completion of the Ordination service.
Attendance at Ordination service will be restricted to an assigned number (TBD) of family (friends) for each ordinand, in addition to elected representatives.
NMI Convention will not be scheduled this year.
GOAL ZOOM MEETING
Our GOAL (Going Online All over Louisiana) ZOOM meeting for February 2021 will take place on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM. February dates is the 25th. These meetings are for Inspiration, encouragement and information and are open to all ministry staff on the Louisiana District. If you have questions please contact the District Office at email@example.com or by calling (318) 541-6550. Continuing Education Credit is available for each meeting and the number will be posted in the FB Forum.
“All local church entities shall be authorized to meet electronically. Voting methods shall be approved by the Local Church Board. All communications and voting required may be carried out electronically.” - Board of General Superintendents (January 2021)
This ruling opens the way for electronic voting for church (board, auxiliary, etc) meetings. The method is up to the decision of the local church board.
If the local church Annual Meeting cannot be held, the Local churches may suspend the Annual Meeting and continue the election of all officers and delegates for another year of service. This may be done by an official vote of the local church board and written approval from the District Superintendent. The church board will be allowed to replace members as needed in the interim.