Church Conferences

 

2021 Meetings

The District Superintendent will meet with each pastor and SPRC (Staff Parrish Relations Committee) virtually in 2021. 

As it is not possible for Rev. Kang to preside at every church conference, District Associates will preside at some conferences. They will reach out to pastors to schedule once the list is finalized (late Sept). All church conferences will be scheduled between Oct 23 - Nov 20. Please make sure forms are prepared accordingly. 

For these churches (District Associates presiding at CC), pastors will sign up for a 45 minute SPRC meeting with the DS via a SignUpGenius link that was emailed on Monday,  Aug 23:

SPRC meetings will take place Oct 2 - Oct 20, and you will be able to choose a time that works best for your team.

CHURCH LIST - SPRC Meeting  Separate from Church Conference

The churches above should use the following meeting link for the 45 minute SPRC Meeting with the DS:

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99666441583?pwd=c2E2eFFxandQNkxXOERPSFljdlQ5UT09

Meeting ID: 996 6644 1583           Passcode: 506382

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)


Some churches will have an SPRC meeting with the DS followed directly by their church conference. For these churches, pastors will sign up for a 2.5 hour time slot (SPRC-45 minutes; CC-1.5 hours) via a SignUpGenius link that was emailed on Tuesday, August 24th. These meetings will be scheduled virtually from Oct 23-Nov 18, and you will be able to choose a time that works best for your church. 

CHURCH LIST - SPRC Meeting followed by Church Conference

The churches above should use the following meeting link for the 2.5 hour SPRC Meeting / Church Conference:

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96860391315?pwd=TVg5UWthbmVFTEJSekNJdDRuNVQrZz09

Meeting ID: 968 6039 1315         Passcode: 120910

Dial by your location

        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)


 CHURCH CONFERENCE FORMS

The conference has updated many  forms in 2021. 

Please do not copy forms that you have used in the past. Download the new forms from our website (link below) so that you are using the correct version. 

The following forms are required two weeks prior to your SPRC meeting with the DS:

2022 Pastoral Compensation Form 

Housing Allowance Exclusion Designation new format (if applicable)

The PARSONAGE INSPECTION REPORT will not be required this year because of COVID-19 concerns related to physical inspections. If your Trustees or pastors have notable issues related to your parsonage (that cannot be resolved by the local church), please provide these concerns to the district office in writing prior to your church SPRC meeting with the DS. Thank you!

Helpful Resources for filling out compensation forms:

2022 Pastoral Compensation Guide

Pension Calculation website: benefits (includes the 2022 Calculator; 2022 Pension Calculation Example; 2022 Health Insurance Rate Information). Updates coming soon (2022)


2021 - ALL FORMS ARE DUE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR CHURCH CONFERENCE: Because  conferences will be scheduled virtually in 2021, it is imperative that we receive your church conference packets with all required forms two weeks prior to your church conference.  It is also important that you submit any additional business items that need approval (ministry candidates, etc.) to our office two weeks prior. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Whenever possible, please email forms to our office:  grdistrict@neumc.org. If you cannot email, please mail forms to Granite District Office, P.O. Box 712, Merrimack, NH 03054

These are the church conference forms we will be looking for within your church conference packet:

PRINT THIS - Checklist for GRD Forms Required at Church Conferences

PRINT THIS - Guidance for GRD Forms Required at Church Conferences 

Links to download all of the above forms may be found HERE

You may send these forms to our office  individually, or as part of your church conference packet (one pdf form). Since all church conferences will be held virtually, you will need to be able to share packets with your participants. One electronic version with all forms included may be the easiest way to share with your church people, and is the preference of the district office. 


2021 CHURCH CONFERENCE WORSHIP GUIDE AND SCRIPT  - The church conference format is one of Holy Conferencing where the business agenda is blended into worshipful work. Please prepare a worship guide for each attendee. 

  • The Leader's Worship Guide is for the pastor and presiding leader and includes instructions for preparation and for the conference.

             2021 Leader's  Worship Guide -  .docx format (editing version)

             2021 Leader's  Worship  Guide - .pdf format (recommended for Mac users)

             2021 Participant's Worship Guide - .docx format (editing version)

             2021 Participant's Worship Guide - .pdf format (recommended for Mac users)

              2021 Business Agenda - .pdf (these items correspond with the printable checklists above)

             Booklet Cover - Beloved Community Logo


 

 

Due ONE WEEK AFTER church conference:

Signed - 2022 Pastoral Comp

2021 Church Conference Minutes

2022 Church Leadership Report (this new format please)