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63rd Session of the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Guild Hall, Portsmouth University September 5 – 8, 2019


63rd Session of the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Published by the South England Conference Communication & Media Department

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2015 Session Minutes

52 SEC Constitution 60 Elected Personnel Job Descriptions

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2015 Session Minutes Pr Sam Davis welcomed the delegates from across the South England OPENING REMARKS Conference and announced the opening hymn, ‘Jesus keep me near AND WELCOME the Cross’. Pr Brighton Kavaloh gave the opening message speaking to the Session’s theme of ‘A Waiting World, A Willing Church’. He took us to 2 Corinthians 8:9-12 and spoke of the waiting, poverty-stricken church in Jerusalem and the willing church in Corinth who wanted to help. Pr Kavaloh drew parallels with the passage, the theme of the Session and asked what motivates us? We are living in a Waiting world, a world gripped by political, economic and social uncertainty. Pr Kavaloh challenged us that it was not enough to be willing, but that it was time to do more than talk, it was time to make an impact on the world, that our motivation should be the very same Jesus, ‘that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.’

OPENING MESSAGE

Pr Ian Sweeney

PRAYER

Business Session 1, Thursday 3 September, 15:15 Chair: Pr Sam Davis

OPENING SESSION

Pr Terry Messenger took us through the announcements, safety instructions and general housekeeping.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Whereas Pr Terry Messenger reported that we had a total delegation of 554 regular delegates and delegates at large and Whereas 335 delegates had registered thus far and Whereas this equated to 60% of the total delegates.

QUORUM 1

VOTED to commence the business of the 62nd Session of the South England Conference.

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The electronic voting system to be used was demonstrated to the delegation.

VOTING SYSTEM 2

Whereas there are 427 regular delegates and 128 delegates at large and Whereas it was proposed to seat a further 37 delegates at large made up of 13 licensed ministers, 3 interns, 11 retired pastors, 5 non-stipendiary workers, 4 Bible instructors and the London Youth Federation President.

SEATING OF ADDITIONAL DELEGATES 3

VOTED to seat the 37 additional delegates at large. VOTED To accept into the sisterhood of the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists the following churches organised since the 61st Session in 2011: • Mitcham Luganda • Heathrow International • North London Lugandan • London Bulgarian • Basingstoke • Bracknell Ghana • Frimley

NEW ORGANISED CHURCHES 4

VOTED to seat the additional delegates from the new congregations.

SEATING OF NEW DELEGATES 5

VOTED to waive the reading of the minutes of the 61st Session of the South England Conference that had been distributed to all the delegates in the Session book.

2011 SESSION MINUTES 6

VOTED to amend the agenda with some items moved from Sunday to Saturday evening in the place of the concert.

PROGRAME ORDER AND AGENDA 7

VOTED to approve the amended agenda.

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VOTED to use the General Conference Rules of Order as published in the session book.

RULES OF ORDER 8

VOTED to approve Pr John Ferguson serving as parliamentarian throughout the Session proceedings.

PARLAMENTARIAN 9

Whereas it was proposed to limit questions/speeches to two minutes and Whereas it was proposed to amend the motion to one minute and Whereas it was proposed to amend the motion to restrict the responder to two minutes.

FLOOR SPEECH TIME LIMIT 10

VOTED to deny amendment. VOTED to limit questions and the responses to a maximum of two minutes each. VOTED to limit departmental presentations to ten minutes with time for questions to fifteen minutes.

DEPARTMENTAL PRESENTATION TIME LIMIT 11

Whereas the executive committee proposed 15.75 budgets for administrative and departmental directors and Whereas it was proposed that the education director be appointed at session and Whereas it was proposed to amend the budget that the Church Growth director be made a full budget and Whereas it was proposed that the nominating committee look at the departmental configurations and all the positions and Whereas it was proposed to amend the budget to include a half budget for a separate Religious Liberty director and Whereas it was proposed to separate the role of PARL from the office of the President.

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VOTED to approve the appointment of the education director at session. VOTED to deny increasing the church growth director to a full budget.

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VOTED to approve that the nominating committee can examine all the positions and to have the authority to elect all the positions. VOTED to deny a half budget for a PARL director. VOTED to approve the separation of the role of PARL from the office of the President. VOTED to approve the amended budget as follows: Administrative Budgets 1. President 2. Executive Secretary 3. Treasurer Departmental Budgets 1. AMR 2. Children’s Ministries 3. Church Growth and Mission 4. Communications Depart 5. Community Services 6. Education 7. Family Ministries 8. Health Ministries 9. Ministerial Association 10. Pathfinders 11. Personal Ministries & Sabbath School 12. Stewardship 13. Youth Ministries 14. Teens Ministries 15. Prison Ministries 16. Women’s Ministry 17. Music 18. Media Coordinator 19. Diversity Coordinator 20. Property Development Coordinator 21. Disability Coordinator TOTAL

1 1 1 .5 .5 .5 .5 .5 .5 1 .5 1 .75 1 .5 1 1 .25 .5 .5 .5 .5 .5 .25 15.75

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VOTED to approve the removal of the ‘BUC’ abbreviation from the constitution and replace it with ‘British Union Conference’.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMMENDMENT 13

VOTED to approve the amendment to Article 7a Recommendations Committee of the SEC Constitution as follows: (iv) The Delegates at Large shall be able to choose, through and from their number, a number of members of the Recommendations Committee to equal no more than 15% of the total number of members of the Recommendations Committee. (iv) (v) The persons thus selected, together with the British Union Conference president or his designee, who shall act as chair of this committee, shall be responsible for nominating all standing committees to be appointed by the session.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMMENDMENT 14

Whereas areas had pre-submitted their nominations for delegates to serve on the Recommendations committee (Appendix 2).

RECOMMENDATIONS COMMITTEE 15

VOTED to approve the names of those proposed to serve as the Recommendations Committee with Pr Ian Sweeney to serve as the Chair. Pastor I Sweeney assumed the Chair for the Presidents report.

CHAIRPERSON 16

Pastor Sam Davis presented some of the highlights of the previous four years in a video report. He gave thanks to all those who had made a contribution over his time in office and reminded us that the Conference is in good hands because it is in God’s hands.

PRESIDENTS REPORT 17

VOTED to record the presentation of the Presidents video report. Pastor Sam Davis closed the session with prayer. Business Session 2, Thursday 3 September, 19:30 Chair: Pastor Sam Davis

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The delegates had been allocated, prior to session, one of six topics: 1. Growth of membership amongst majority population 2. Youth not involved in the Church’s mission 3. Spirituality of members and pastors 4. Winning more men 5. Church more involved in local communities 6. Better deployment of Pastors

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Each group had two facilitators who enabled the discussion and collated the suggestions. These suggestions were collated and passed on to the plans committee for consideration (Appendix 3). Business Session 3, Friday 4 September, Chair: Pr Sam Davis Pr Lewis Quaye

PRAYER

Pr Brighton Kavaloh continued with the session theme and read from Matthew 21:28-32. A parable of two sons who had been instructed to work in the vineyard by their father. One said no but went all the same. The other said yes but did not go. Both responses dishonoured the father. Pr Kavaloh said that we can serve God for all the wrong reasons. There is a willing world represented in the vineyard which is our mission and we have a willing Father who seeks to see as many be saved.

MORNING DEVOTIONAL

Pr Ian Sweeney

PRAYER

Pr John Ferguson thanked the Conference for the opportunity to serve as Parliamentarian, welcomed the delegates to the North England Conference territory and shared a portion of the rules of order regarding how delegates should conduct themselves.

OPENING REMARKS

Whereas it had been voted to use the voting devices to carry out all the votes and Whereas it was proposed that the chair have the discretion to use either the devices or the green cards to save some time on simple and procedural matters.

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VOTED to approve the motion to allow the use of the green cards for simple and procedural matters.

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Whereas the following report was recommended to the delegates from the Recommendations committee Pr Ian Sweeney (Chair) BUC Pr Christopher Peake St Austell 1 Kwasi Dankwa Bristol Central 2 Pr Rosemary Lethbridge SEC Church 3 Pr Jerry Smith SEC Church 4 Dr John Baildam Newbold Church 5 June Thompson Reading Central 5 Pr Stephen McKenzie Stoke Newington 6a Annell Smith Holloway 6a Andrea Adams (Secretary) Peckham 6b Pr James Phillip Brixton 6b Roz Parsons Walthamstow 6c Pr Elliot Williams SEC Church 6c Keith Allen Willesden 6d Pr Anthony Fuller Balham 6d Dr Wesley Warren Luton North 7 Pr Colin Stewart West Bletchley 8 Pr Jon Gendle SEC Church 9

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The report was referred back to the Recommendations committee for further consideration. Pr Terry Messenger gave a verbal report and shared some of the experiences of having served over the past four years. He reported that keeping the membership database accurate has been a challenge with only 30-40% of regularly reporting. He reported that the membership of the Conference at the end of 2014 was 23,216 which represented a net increase of 2033, against a total of 2388 baptisms over the period. He thanked his departmental sta who worked tirelessly in the background. A one-minute silence was held in memory of Pr Richard Holder who passed away in September 2012. VOTED that future Secretary’s reports should include more statistical information on losses and possible reasons. The report and its discussion was suspended to allow for the recommendations Committee report.

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Whereas the proposed Nominating Committee was referred back to the Recommendations Committee and Whereas the Recommendations Committee have considered the referrals and returned the report unchanged.

RECOMMENDATIONS COMMITTEE: NOMINATING COMMITTEE 22

VOTED to approve the following delegates to serve as the Nominating Committee for the duration of the 62nd Session as proposed above. Whereas it has been proposed that the newly elected president not be invited to join the Nominating Committee. VOTED to deny the motion. VOTED to record the acceptance of the Secretary’s report.

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SECRETARIAT REPORT CONT’D 21 BREAK

CHAIR: Pastor Terry Messenger Mr Earl Ramharacksingh gave a verbal report as to the financial circumstances of the conference over the last four years. He spoke of the diverse nature of the membership of our conference and how we can measure success in the light of the goals that are set. He mentioned some of those goals; that tithe had risen 17.6% from £11.5 million to £13.75 million over the quadrennium. As a conference we were meeting our liquidity and working capital goals. That 76% of tithe was now subject to gift aid, raising £9.3 million over the period.

TREASURERS REPORT 24

VOTED to record the acceptance of the Treasurers report. Whereas it was proposed that consideration be given to return a greater percentage of gift aid to churches that do not own their own building.

GIFT AID DISTRIBUTION 25

VOTED to deny the motion.

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VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Church Growth and Global Mission report as presented by Pr Aris Vontzalidis.

CHURCH GROWTH & GLOBAL MISSION REPORT 26

Adjournment for lunch.

PRAYER & GRACE

Business Session 4, Friday 4 September, Chair: Pastor Sam Davis COMMUNITY MINISTRIES VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Community Ministries report REPORT 27 as presented by Elsie Staple.

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VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Children’s Ministries report as presented by Malika Bediako.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES REPORT 28

VOTED to appoint the following delegates to serve as the Plans Committee with Pr Llew Edwards and Pr Eglan Brooks as the chairpersons: Mrs Hatina Guchu Torquay 1 Pr Clifford Herman Plymouth 1 Mr Samuel Asamoah Swindon 2 Mr Richard Wenyika Taunton 2 Mr Philip Redman Winchester 3 Mr Sameer Khurwolah Cornerstone (Pol) 4 Mrs Carmen Souch Wimbledon Int’l 4 Pr Daniel Thompson Newbold 5 Pr Samuel Neves SEC Church 7 Mrs Patricia Walton Stanborough Park 7 Pr John Melki SEC Church 8 Mrs Viviene Raymond Bury St Edmunds 8 Mrs José Bennell SEC Church 9 Mr James Crump SEC Church 9 Mr David Adams Holloway 6a Ms Elizabeth Farrell New Life 6a Mr Trevor Johnson Edmonton 6a Mrs Jackie Nicholls-Bingham Tottenham 6a Pr Simeon Esson 6b Dr Annon 6b Mrs Leslene Peat-Brown Croydon 6b Mr Allan Samuel Welling 6b Mr Samuel Adjei-Owusu London Ghana 6c

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Pr David Burnett Mrs Dionne Ann-Marie Weekes Mr Donald Yearwood Pr Todd Frias Miss Janice Phillips Mrs Sandra Rose-Campbell Mr Bernard Saunders

Holloway Dagenham Leytonstone London Filipino Int’l Northolt Willesden Chiswick

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VOTED to appoint the following delegates to serve as the standing Constitution Committee until the next conference session with the BUC Executive Secretary as the chairperson and the SEC Executive Secretary as Secretary: Sally Brown Balham 6b Esther Aryee Plaistow 6c Alex Amponsah Yeboah London Ghana 6c Christopher Roberts Brixton 6b Victor Lammy Chelmsford 8 Andrew Chenge Portsmouth 3 Pr Ian Lorek Torquay & Exeter 1 Creswell Lawrence New life 6a Rannette Prime Holloway 6a Paul Bellamy Stanborough Park 7 Wilson Lagos London Spanish 6b Pr Eric Lowe 7 Ava Walters SureWay 6c

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VOTED to appoint the following delegates to serve as the Licenses and Credentials Committee until the next conference session with Pr Terry Messenger as the chairperson: Mr Gregory Majczyk Plymouth 1 Mr Leonard Sitton Weston-Super-Mare 2 Mrs Phumuzile Ndlovu Portsmouth 3 Pr Israel Williams SEC Church 4 Pr Errol Blackburn Aylesbury 5 Pr Mary Barrett SEC Church 7 Pr Michael Walker Great Yarmouth 8 Pr Cecil Perry SEC Church 9 Pr Anthony Opoku-Mensah Fulham 6a Pr Richard Daly Reading West 6b Pr Augustus Lawrence SEC Church 6c Mr Samuel McQueen Willesden 6d

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VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Personal Ministries and Sabbath School report as presented by Pr Kirk Thomas.

PERSONAL MINISTRIES AND SABBATH SCHOOL REPORT 32

VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Education Department report as presented by Anne Pilmoor in the place of Opal Johnson-Christie who recently retired.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT REPORT 33

SCHOOL CLASS EXCEMPTION VOTED to request that the Education department and the Religious Liberties PROPOSAL 34 department to work together to formulate a document to exempt participation in certain discussions in schools. VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Family Life report as presented by Pr Leslie Ackie.

FAMILY LIFE REPORT 35

VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Ministerial Association report as presented by Pr Emmanuel Osei.

MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION REPORT 36

VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Communications and Media report as presented by Pr Kirsten Oster-Lunqvist.

COMMUNICATIONS & MEDIA DEPARTMENT REPORT 37

VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Youth Ministries report as presented by Pr Steve Thomas.

YOUTH DEPARTMENT 38

EXTEND AFTERNOON VOTED to extend the afternoon programme to include the PathďŹ nder report PROGRAMME with the expectation that there will be a partial nominating committee 39 report to follow. The report and its discussion was suspended to allow for the nominating Committee report.

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Whereas the nominating committee brought to the floor the nominations for the following: • President – Dr Richard de Lisser • Executive Secretary – Pr Douglas McCormac • Treasurer – Mr Earl Ramharacksingh

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The report was referred back to the nominating committee. VOTED to extend the afternoon programme with the expectation that the nominating committee will return to report on the referral.

EXTEND AFTERNOON PROGRAMME 42

VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Pathfinder Department report as presented by Pr kevin Johns.

PATHFINDER DEPARTMENT REPORT CONT’D 40

Programme was adjourned for Supper and Sabbath.

ADJOURN

Pr Paul Lockham

PRAYER

Business Session 5, Saturday 5 September, 20:30 Chair: Victor Pilmoor Mr Victor Pilmoor

PRAYER

VOTED to extend the time allotted to the teens department to allow for the inclusion of the video report.

EXTEND PROGRAMME TIME FOR TEENS REPORT 43

VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Teens Ministry report as presented by Pr Dejan Stojkovic.

TEENS, CHAPLAINCY AND AVS MINISTRY REPORT 44

The report and its discussion was suspended to allow for the nominating Committee report.

HEALTH MINISTRIES REPORT 45

NOMINATING COMMITTEE VOTED REPORT – PRESIDENT to accept the nomination of Dr Richard de Lisser as South England Conference President (463 votes; For 67%; Abstain 4%; Against 29%). 46

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VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Health Ministries report as presented by Sis Elsie Staple.

HEALTH MINISTRIES REPORT CONT’D 45

VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Adventist Muslim Relations report as presented by Pr Fergus Owusu-Boateng.

ADVENTIST MUSLIM RELATIONS REPORT 47

Adjournment for the evening.

ADJOURN

Pr Fergus Owusu-Boateng

PRAYER

Business Session 6, Sunday 6 September, 09:30 Chair: Victor Pilmoor Pr Brighton Kavaloh concluded his final morning devotion with the title ‘Are we willing Ambassadors?” Pr Kavaloh read from 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. We leave this session to go to our places as ambassadors and representatives of Jesus Christ. Our constitution as ambassadors of Christ is the Word of God and as Christ did the will of God, we to are to follow the Word of God. Our lines of communication are prayer. Just as God was in Christ, so for us to serve as God’s ambassadors we must have Christ in us, especially if we are to fulfil the Gospel commission in our time.

MORNING DEVOTIONAL

Pr Sam Davis

PRAYER

Whereas the nominating committee brought to the floor the nominations for the following: • Executive Secretary – Pr Douglas McCormac • Treasurer – Mr Earl Ramharacksingh Whereas it was moved that each name be considered separately.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT – EXECUTIVE SECRETARY & TREASURER 48

VOTED to consider each name separately. NOMINATING COMMITTEE VOTED to accept the nomination of Pr Douglas McCormac as South England REPORT – EXECUTIVE Conference Executive Secretary (For 89%; Abstain 2%; Against 9%). SECRETARY 49

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VOTED to accept the nomination of Mr Earl Ramharacksingh as South England Conference Treasurer (For 76%; Abstain 3%; Against 21%).

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT – TREASURER 50

VOTED to approve the issuing of employee credentials as presented in Appendix 4.

LICENSES & CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE REPORT – EMPLOYEE CREDENTIALS AND LICENSES 51

VOTED to approve the issuing of lay preacher’s credentials to the individuals in Appendix 5 as recommended by their local church boards.

LICENSES & CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE REPORT – LAY PREACHERS CREDENTIALS 52

Paul Lee and Mike Johnson addressed questions in regard to the Music department report.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT REPORT 53

Adjournment for a break.

ADJOURN

Business Session 7, Sunday 6 September, 11:15 Chair: Pr Sam Davis MUSIC DEPARTMENT REPORT VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Music Department report as CONT’D 53 presented by Paul Lee and Mike Johnson. STEWARDSHIP REPOR VOTED 54T to record approval and discussion of the Stewardship Department report as presented by Earl Ramharacksingh on behalf of the outgoing director. VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Prison Ministries report as presented by Pastor Kevin Johns.

PRISON MINISTRIES REPORT 55

VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Cornerstone Counselling Service report as presented by Thembie Mapingire.

CORNERSTONE COUNSELLING SERVICE REPORT 56

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Malika Bediako addressed questions in regard to the Women’s Ministries report.

WOMEN’S MINISTRIES REPORT 57

Adjournment for lunch.

ADJOURN PRAYER

Business Session 8, Sunday 6 September, 11:15 Chair: Victor Pilmoor WOMEN’S MINISTRIES REPORT VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Women’s Ministries report as CONT’D 57 presented by Malika Bediako.

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VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Disability Coordinators report as presented by Sophia Nicholls.

DISABILITY CO-ORDINATOR REPORT 58

Whereas the plans committee made the following report to the constituency (Appendix 3b): 1. That the extensive recommendations made by the 6 breakout groups that were established on the opening day – 3rd September – and reviewed by the Plans Committee, be passed on to the Executive Committee and that the respective departmental directors should review these plans and where possible implement them into their strategies. 2. That a list of further actions collated by the Plans Committee also be submitted to the Administration and Executive Committee for consideration for implementation into their strategies and plans. 3. That whereas the members of the Plans Committee prayerfully desire throughout the Conference [1 Chron 12:32 And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do;] a. the leadership of the Holy Spirit, b. the honouring of the Lord Jesus Christ

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c. the blessing of our heavenly Father We recommend that the Conference Leadership Administration, Executive Committee and Directors, and the Church at large - prayerfully and intentionally, implement leadership and behavioural practices that value; a. Compassion b. Hope c. integRity d. unIty e. Service f. jusTice To request the SEC Administration to select an INDEPENDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TEAM, to support with the implementation of the values throughout the South England Conference in all of its churches, members and organizations.

It was proposed that the wording, ‘where possible’, in point one be replaced with, ‘shall’. VOTED to remain with the current wording. VOTED to refer the report back to the Plans Committee to give a presentation on the themes explored by the breakout groups. Whereas the nominating committee brought to the floor the nominations for departmental directors and the Executive Committee:

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT 60

The report was referred back to the nominating committee. Whereas the Session had been scheduled to conclude at 15:30. VOTED to extend the business session to 16:00. VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Men’s Ministries report as presented by Dr Chidi Ngwaba.

EXTENDED TIME OF SESSION 61

MEN’S MINISTRIES REPORT 62

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VOTED to record the following statements of thanks from Pr Sam Davis: Dr Brighton Kavaloh for being our devotional speaker Paul Lee, Ruth Stewart, Media Team and the many people who have worked in the background to make this Session a success.

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Whereas the Plans Committee had been asked to make a presentation on the work of the breakout groups and Whereas the many suggestions were projected on the screen (Appendix 3b) which fell under six themes: 1. Growth of membership amongst majority population 2. Youth not involved in the Church’s mission 3. Spirituality of members and pastors 4. Winning more men 5. Church more involved in local communities 6. Better deployment of Pastors 7. VOTED to record approval and discussion of the Plans Committee report as presented by Pr Eglan Brooks, Pr Llew Edwards and Elizabeth Farrell.

PLANS COMMITTEE REPORT 64

VOTED to approve the Nominating Committee’s nominees to serve in the SEC departments as follows: Childrens & Community Services Malika Bediako Church Growth & Global Missions Pr Simon Martin Communications Pr Sam Davies Health Ministry Dr Chidi Ngwaba Family Ministries Pr Leslie Ackie Media Pr Vili Costescu Ministerial Association Pr Emmanuel Osei Pathfinders & Prison Ministries Pr Kevin Johns Personal Ministries & Sabbath Sch. Pr Kirk Thomas Stewardship Pr Todd Frias Teens Pr Dejan Stojkovic Youth Pr Antony Fuller

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VOTED to approve the Nominating Committee’s nominees to serve as Trustees of the SEC and members of the Executive Committee as follows: Dr Richard de Lisser (President/Chair) Pr Douglas McCormac (Executive Secretary) Earl Ramharacksingh (Treasurer) Pr Mohan Rao Abbadasari (Area 6C) Esther Aryee (Area 6C) Samuel Asamoah (Area 2) Victor Barendse (Area 5) Gloria Christopher (Area 6D) Pr Andrew Davis (Area 8) Pr Anthony Fuller (Youth Director) Dominic Gyasi (Area 4) Careen Hanson (Area 7) Pr Clifford Herman (Area 2) Pr Ebenezer Jones-Lartey (Area 6B) Dr Christopher Levy (Area 6B) Eulalee Marshall-Wiggan (Area 6D) Pr Simon Martin (Church Growth Director) Pamela Millington (Area 4) Derek Morrison (Area 6A) Dr Emmanuel Osei (Ministerial Association Director) Judith Redman (Area 3) Pr James Shepley (Area 2) Dave St Marie (Area 6A) Stephen Weekes (Area 6B) Abigail Wright (Area 5)

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT – EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 66

VOTED to refer all unfilled positions to the incoming Executive Committee.

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT – UNFILLED POSITIONS 67

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VOTE OF THANKS VOTED 68 to record the following statements of thanks from Dr Richard de Lisser: • Thanks to the Nominating Committee for their sterling work over the period of the session. • To the outgoing administrators and directors; Pr Sam Davies, Pr Terry Messenger, Pr Steve Thomas and Pr Kirsten Oster-Lunqvist • And a special word of thanks to those directors who have served the conference faithfully over a number of years and who will be retiring; Opal Christie-Johnson, Pr Aris Vontzalidis and Elsie Staple • And finally, to all those who have worked and prayed tirelessly over the duration of this session and contributed to its success.

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The 62nd session of the South England Conference was closed following an address of commitment by the President, Dr Richard de Lisser.

CLOSING ADDRESS

VOTED to approve motion to adjourn the meeting at 16:25.

MOTION TO ADJOURN

Mike Johnson and Margaret Johns

CLOSING HYMN

Dr Cecil Perry

CLOSING PRAYER

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Appendix 1 Regular Delegates Area 1 Mrs Cynthia Johnson Mrs Stella Jeffery Mrs Merari Day Miss Jennie Hall Mr Gregory Majczyk

Pr Rio Espulgar Mr Rosen Maposa Mrs Louise Reid Mrs Margaret Alen Pr Vivian Llewellyn Mr Philip Redman

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Area 4

Mr Gert Potasznik Mr Kwasi Dankwa Mrs Janet Lawrence Mrs Brenda Diane Sabadin Mr Desmond Mills Mrs Phyllis Sealy-McFarlane Mr Israel Williams Mr Andrew C Jackson Mr Emmanuel Zuu Miss Sukulwethie Nkomo Mrs Pansy Saunders Mr Errol Westcarr Mr Samuel Asamoah Mrs Esther Williams Mr Richard Wenyika Mrs Josephine Sitton Mr Leonard Sitton Pr Julian Thompson

Area 3 Mrs Hatina Guchu Mr Israel Guchu Mrs Elizabeth Sibanda Mr Khonzani Sibanda Mr Andrew Chenge Mrs Linda Mukwada-Nyamhunga Mr Vuyisile Ncube Mrs Phumuzile Ndlovu Mr Seth Adjare

Mr Sylvanus Ogbonnah Mr Iheanyi Obasi Mrs Chieoza Madzokere Mr John Wilson Mr Nicholas Chee-A-Kwai Mr Dominic Gyasi Mrs Dani Luchmun Mr Sameer Khurwolah Ms Carolyn Best Mr Wilbur Mutambara Mr David Ahwan Mr Arthur Campbell Mr Malcolm Parr Mr Victor Lammy Mr Richard Fraser Mrs Alda Nolan Mrs Carmen Souch Mr David Souch Mrs Anne Fitzgerald

Area 5 Mr Errol Blackburn Mrs Olive Prince Mr Emmanuel Ampofo Mr Yohama Somi Mr Daniel Amakye Mr Louis Renner Amakye Mr James Rwodzi Mr Paul McConkey

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Mr David Da Silva Mr Edward Sinclair Mrs Jennifer Stevenson-Douglas Mr Samson Mwanachiwena Dr John Baildam Pr Vili Costescu Pr Andrew Davis Mr Timotej Gosev Mr Wilson Lagos Mrs Florence Makinde Mr Marinko Markek Mrs Isabel Maria Moraes Mr Carlos Pedreira Mrs Sandra Pilmoor Mrs Anna Radosh Mr Clebson Ribeiro Braga Pr Andrei Balan Mr Eduard Zhalovaga Dr Leonard Bowora Ms Cynthia Golding Mrs Debra Nkomo Ms Rebecca Barasa Mr Nsajigwa Mwakajila Mwakanosya Mr Forrest Douglas Mr Evans Dubiwa Mrs Delcina Rodney Mrs June Thompson Mr KoďŹ Adjei Mr Akwasi Agyemang Mr Maxwell Ampaw Mr Samuel Awuku Mr Vaughan Keir Mr Eugene Kiriamiti Mrs Cecily Mwaniki Mr Charles Nyambane Ms Ann Swaby Mr Obert Muza Taruwinga Mr Joseph Boateng Ms Carmen Dublin

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Area 7 Mr Chris Ametume Mrs Yvonne Carnegie Mr Gregory Wilson Miss Noelie Comerasamy Miss Reymonde Comerasamy Mr Paul King Mrs Wilma King Miss Careen Hanson Mr Derek Jarrett Mrs Regina Ncube Miss Louise Clarke Mr Alexander Johnson Mr Wesley Warren Miss Annabelle Acquah Mr Arnold Best Mr Victor Fernandez Mr Bryan Maxwell Miss Elizabeth Agyemang Mr Louis Boakye Mr Roger Gietzmann Mrs Lynda Ince Mrs Florence Allen Pr Patrick Boyle Mrs Rosemary Boyle Mr Bernell Bussue Mr Roy Christie Mrs Barbara Clee Pr Paul R Clee Mr Roger Murphy Pr Paul Tompkins Mrs Sophia Vontzalidis Mrs Patricia Walton Mr Richard Edge Miss Bekezela Ndethi Tshuma Mrs Lorraine Cudjoe Mr Ralford McLeary Ms Alma Parkes Mr Jabula Sibanda Mr Patrick Dick Mr Vernon Noel


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Area 8 Mr Owen Skerritt Pr Claude Lombart Mrs Viviene Raymond Mr Junior Augustine Miss Chioma Chigbo Mr Carol Rose Mr Moses Ssebuliba Mrs Ellen Veeraswamy Mrs Constance Moyo Mrs Mercy Praveen-Cherian Mr Gavin Locker Mrs Pearl Walker Mr Mark McAlmont Mr Bhekimpilo Sibanda Mr Luka Mhishi Mrs Verle Bryan-Harris Mrs Jemima Sentina Mr George Guiste Mr Justo Phiri Mr Luke Brown Mr Christopher Khuoge Mr Ike Nxumalo

Area 9 Mr Mark Baptiste Mrs JosÈ Bennell Mr David Ian Bremner Mr Alan Charles Pr Ron Clemow Pr Ken Clothier Mr James Crump Mr Laurence Dabbs Mr Javan Dyer Mr Sam Gungaloo Pr Leslie Hill Mr Calvin Mazengwe Mr Allan Moore Mr Peter Morgan Miss Stella Muiruri Pr Cecil Perry

Mr Michael (Snr) Salmon Miss Sharon Semper Mr James Shepley Pr Ian Sleeman Mr Lloyd Young

Area 6A Mrs Mwape Kataya Miss Ethel Mapiki Miss Viviene Maidens Ms Pauline Thompson Mrs Maria Elisa Di Batista Mr Emerson Ferraz Mr Helio Oliveira Miss Merle Alexis Mr Nathaniel Green Miss Juliet Hyatt Mr Trevor Johnson Mr Roy Grant Pr Max McKenzie-Cook Miss Alma Anderson Ms Jillian Derry-Williams Mr Moses Arendse Mrs Daphne Daytes Mr Derek Morrison Mr Kirk Morrison Mr Andre Ruan Mr David Adams Mr Ayodeji Adesina Mr Floyd Cuffie Miss Sharmaine King Mrs Natasha Lindsey Mr Dean Palmer Miss Ranette Prime Miss Annell Smith Mrs Lorna Douglas Miss Sheila Samuels Mrs Mary Effah Mr Kwame Nyamaah Mr Sadat Samuel Oppong Mr Jacob Owusu-Frempong Mr Michael Garkov

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Mr Dimitar Odrinski Mr Joel Aberdeen Ms Elizabeth Farrell Mr Davis George Mrs Verona Hoilett Pr Felix McPherson Miss Kamara Pringle Pr Vaughn Thorpe Miss Violeta Ramirez Mr Blesious Kalemera Ms Rosemary Nassimbwa Mr Ignace Bany Mrs Annette Robinson Mr Karl Adams Mrs Eliette Lozeil-Gustave Mrs Sandra Martelly Mr Roger Charles Mr Angelo Gordon Mrs Glenda Greensword Mrs Jackie Nicholls-Bingham Mr Winston Rodgers Mrs Andrea Styles-Reid Mrs Celia Bernard Miss Belinda Bwoga Mr Nana Obeng-Badu Miss Fiona Kogera Ms Jean McFarquhar Mr H Elvin Prince

Area 6B Mr Errol Anderson Mr Joseph Clem Mrs Stephanie Ferguson Pr Anthony Fuller Mr Tunde Garrison Mr Mark Grey Mr Vibert Josiah Miss Alexa Lewis Mrs Joan Robinson Mr Devon Boyd Miss Doreen Coke-Jones Mr Basil Lumsden

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Mr Aby Kurian Mr Edward Yeboah Mr Desmond Mainda Miss Laura Neale Mrs Nyrina Barwise Miss Nyashia Blackburn Mr Frank Brown Mr Fritz Buckle Pr Andrew Cudjoe Miss Anna Francis Mrs Kellee Halliburton Mr John Henry Mr Henroy Moodie Mrs Dionne Morgan Ms Kalinda Muloba Ms Pauline Osbourne Mr Christopher Roberts Mr Layne Robinson Mr Craig Young Mr Joseph Conteh Mrs Susan O’Brain-Coker Miss Lorrain Anderson Mr Ebenezer Ben Asamani Mr David Billett Mr Myrin Hall Mr Dwayne Lawson Dr Christopher Levy Ms Marcia Lewis Mr Neil Nunes Mrs Leslene Peat-Brown Mr Johnny Saul Mr Bernard Stanislaus Ms Veronica Williams Miss Ulalee Griffiths Mr Stephen Adusei-Fosu Mr Edward Forkuo-Duah Mr Henry Quarshie Mr Fred Blenman Mr Renato Cristofi Mrs Myrtle Ephraim-Herman Miss Veronica Toppin Mr Jason Walker Ms Eunice Whyte


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Miss Delrose Daley Miss Corinne McCleary Ms Erica Rutherford Mr Stephen Corion Mr Ricardo Drummond Miss Monica Hadden Miss Anna Kay Hemmings Mr Anthony Morris Mr Stephen Weekes Ms Ligita Balsite Miss Josanne Baptiste Mrs Patience Chandiwana Mrs Andrea Adams Miss Minet Griffiths Mr Richard Lewis Mrs Stephanie Miller Mrs Beryl Pusey Mr Audley McHugh Mr Stephen Okelo Mr Onasis Addo Mr Michael Agyei Mrs Rebecca Asamoah Mr Joseph Brew Pr Ebenezer Sackey Mr Jose Maria Alemeza Mr Marcel Andris Mr Stephen Agyemang-Baah Mr Frank Amankwah Mr Samuel Annor Mr Moses Techie-Mensah Mrs Irene Hamilton Mr Josiah Oyelakin Ms Arlette L’Olive Mr Allan Samuel Miss Ellen Samuel Mr John (Snr) Bishop Mr Courtney (Jnr) Hoilett Mrs Zipporah Ngwaba

Area 6C Mr Fitzroy Morris Mr Harold Masereka Mrs Rachel Nabudde Mr Fred Wanok Ms Sandra Ford Mr Harrington Greaves Ms Denise Brown Mr Koruzu Ekwuribe Mrs Biblain Galloway Mr Bertram Patrice Mr Timothy Clairmont Mrs Dionne Ann-Marie Weekes Mr Fernando Franco Miss Jennifer Constantine Mr John Locker Mr John Mathieu Mr Samuel Adedayo Ms Gloria Agard Miss Serena Francis Pr Matthew Herel Mr Andre Jones Mrs Norma A Prentice Miss Phakamile Sitsha Mrs Joan Tardiel Mr Donald Yearwood Mr Kwao Tetteh Abbequaye Mr George Martin Addae Mr Samuel Adjei-Owusu Mrs Tyrena Agyemang Mr Alexander Amponsah-Yeboah Mr David Anti Mr Yaw Bayim-Adomako Mr Japheth Obese-Amankwah Mrs Ruth Osei-Frempong Miss Adwoa Yeboah Mr Bolaji Aborisade Mr Adedayo Dare Pr Hezron Otieno Adingo Mr Emmanuel Amo-Adjei Mrs Esther Aryee Ms Adeline John

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Mr Jerome Riley Mr Lemar Smith Mr Peter Smith Ms Wilma Williams-Kelly Mr Kishroy Chambers Mrs Rosamond Farrell Mr Stefan Taylor Mrs Yvonne John Mrs Oneta Letang Mr Mfakazi Ndebele Miss Sandra Thompson Pr Jonathan Burnett Mr Sylvester Davis Ms Althea Guthrie Ms Chairmaine Murrell Ms Roz Parson Mr Anthony Samuel Mrs Monica Dowden Mrs Lois Williams Mr William Boateng

Area 6D Mr Edward Robinson Mr Mesaque Camucumba Miss Emilyn Carty Mr Dean Cullinane Mrs Lynthia Grant Mrs Leanne Lindsay OďŹƒcer-Jacquet Mr Bernard Saunders Mr Robert (Snr) Timmerman Miss Audrey Esson Mrs Sonia Greenidge Mrs Gladys Hall Miss Lydia Simon Mr Joe Adams Mr Kudzai Chigogora Mr Rugera Wanjara Ms Lovely Dagum Ms Raela Tomas Mr Adrian Jones Mr George Nheta Mr Eugenio Cabral

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Mr Leopoldo (jnr) Corre Mr Hefer Layson Mr Valentin Buliga Mr Alexandru Stanciu Mrs Sixoleuloe Belgrave Ms Pauline Gamble Mr Wayne Golding Miss Cherine Taylor Mr Neil Wellington Mr Deyvid Batista Miss Adelaide Dias Mrs Mary Charles Miss Janice Phillips Mr Claude Alexander Miss Gillis Noel Mr Sean Samuel Mr Ambrose Dawson Mr Lorenzo Kerr Mr Keith Allen Mrs Florence Kabambe Mrs Sonia McLeod Mr Samuel McQueen Miss Pauline Phillips Mrs Sandra Rose-Campbell Mrs Glendine Shepherd Mr Desmond Taylor Mrs Norma Whyte


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Pr Mohan Rao Abbadasari Mrs Gina Abbequaye Pr Leslie Ackie Pr Bernard Akakpo Pr Sidney Almeida Pr Michael Anim Pr George Boakye Asiamah Pr Amalendu Bairagee Mrs Audrey Balderstone Mr Victor Barendse Pr Jonathan Barrett Pr Mary Barrett Pr Nerine Barrett Ms Malika Bediako Mr Godwin Benjamin Mr Whitclif Blake Pr Wilfred Blake Pr Des Boldeau Pr Keith Boldeau Pr Eglan Brooks Pr David Burnett Pr Ottakal Chackochen Mrs Gloria Christopher Mrs Jacqueline Crawford Mrs Jacqueline Crissey Pr George Dadey Pr Richard Daly Pr Sam Davies Pr Samuel Davis Dr Richard de Lisser Pr Vicentiu Dranca Pr Enrique Duarte Pr Wayne Erasmus Pr Simeon Esson Pr Todd Frias Miss Margaret Gareze Pr Jon Gendle

Pr Vincent Goddard Pr Alan Hart Pr Clifford Herman Pr Julian Hibbert Pr Maslin Holness Pr Sinisa Horvat Pr George Howson Pr Victor Hulbert Pr Kevin Johns Mr Michael Johnson (Snr) Pr Ebenezer Jones-Lartey Pr Eduard Keshishyan Pr Paul King-Brown Pr Kwadwo Kwarteng-Ampofo Pr Augustus Lawrence Pr Rosemary Lethbridge Pr Robin Lewis Pr Paul Lockham Pr Ian Lorek Pr Rafael Luz Pr Michael Mannix Mrs Sithembisile Mapingire Mr John Martin Pr Simon Martin Pr Michael Mbui Pr Harrison Mburani Pr Douglas McCormac Pr Stephen McKenzie Pr Anand Measapogu Pr John Melki Pr Terry Messenger Miss Pamela Millington Pr Dennis Mingo Pr Kwesi Moore Mr Ray Morris Pr Namushi Namuchana Pr Samuel Neves

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Pr Samuel Ngui Dr Chidi Ngwaba Mrs Sophia Nicholls Pr Anthony Opoku-Mensah Dr Emmanuel Osei Pr Kirsten Oster-Lundqvist Pr Fergus Owusu-Boateng Pr Juan Carlos Patrick Pr Christopher Peake Pr Sorin Petrof Pr James Phillip Pr Everett Picart Mr Victor Pilmoor Mrs Sharon Platt-McDonald Pr Rudika Puskas Pr Lewis Quaye Mr Earl Ramharacksingh Mrs Judith Redman Pr Valentine Roach Pr Steve Roberts Pr Maureen Patsy Rock Pr Michael Smart Pr Gerald Smith Mr Dave St Marie Mrs Elsie Staple Pr Colin Stewart Pr Dejan Stojkovic Pr Ian Sweeney Pr Geert Marcel Tap Pr Kirk Thomas Dr Steve Thomas Pr Trevor Thomas Pr Daniel Thompson Pr Michael Toy Pr Berhanu Tsehaye Pr Dusan Uzelac Pr Vasyl Vartsaba Pr Jacques Venter Pr Aristotle Vontzalidis Pr Michael Walker Mrs Ava Miriam Walters

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Pr Humphrey Walters Dr Elliott Williams Pr Israel Williams Mrs Edwena Wilson Mr Nathaniel Zaka Pr Tihomir Zestic


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Recommendations Committee Area 1

Area 4

Pr Clifford Herman Cynthia Johnson - Bodmin Stella Jeffery - Exeter Gregory Majczyk - Plymouth Hatina Guchu - Torquay

Pr Alan Hart Pr Gerald Smith Sylvannus Ogbannah - Ashford International Valerie Chikoto - Brighton and Hove John Wilson - Canterbury Dominic Gyasi - Chatham Sameer Khurwolah - Cornerstone (Polegate) Wilbur Mutambara - Horley Gatwick Malcolm Parr - Kingston David Souch - Wimbledon International Anne Fitzgerald - Worthing

Area 2 Pr Namushi Namuchana Pr Anand Measapogu Pr Rudika Puskas Gert Potasznik - Bath Kwasi Dankwa - Bristol Central Brenda Sabadin - Bristol Central Desmond Mills - Bristol Lodge Causeway Phyllis Sealy-McFarlane - Bristol North Israel Williams - Bristol North Andrew C Jackson - Croscombe Pansy Saunders - Gloucester Samuel Asamoah - Swindon Richard Wenyika - Taunton Leonard Sitton - Weston-Super-Mare

Area 3 Pr Daniel Thompson Pr Rosemary Lethbridge Khonzani Sibanda - Bournemouth Emmanuel Zuu - Dorchester Andrew Chenge - Portsmouth Rosen Maposa - Southampton Philip Redman - Winchester

Area 5 Pr George Dadey Pr George Boakye Asiamah Pr Sinisa Horvat Errol Blackburn - Aylesbury Yohama Somi - Bracknell Paul McConkey - Guildford Edward Sinclair - High Wycombe Community Deborah Stephens - High Wycombe Micklefield Samson Mwanachiwena - Maidenhead Marinko Markek - Newbold Isabel Maria Moraes - Newbold Carlos Pedreira - Newbold Anna Radosh - Newbold Eduard Zhalovaga - Newbold International Cynthia Golding - Oxford Rebecca Barasa - Reading Angaza Delcina Rodney - Reading Central June Thompson - Reading Central Maxwell Ampaw - Reading Ghana Cecily Mwaniki - Reading West

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Charles Nyambane - Reading West Obert Muza Taruwinga - Slough Joseph Kwabena-Boateng - Slough Ghana

Area 6a Pr Stephen McKenzie Pr Anthony Opoku-Mensah Pauline Thompson Central London Trevor Johnson - Edmonton Roy Grant - Edmonton Central Floyd Cuffie - Holloway Ranette Prime - Holloway Annell Smith - Holloway Lorna Douglas - Kings Cross Mary Effah - Lea Valley Joel Aberdeen - New Life Verona Hoilett - New Life Violeta Ramirez - North London Hispanic Blessious Kalemera - North London Lugandan Annette Robinson - Palmers Green Roger Charles - Tottenham Jackie Nicholls-Bingham - Tottenham Nana Obeng-Badu - Tottenham Holcombe Road Elvin Prince - Wood Green Community Sandra Martelly – The Lighthouse Derek Morrison - Hampstead Andre Ruan – Hampstead Maria Elisa Di Batista – Central London Portuguese Michael Garkov – London Bulgarian Ethel Mapiki – Barnet Jillian Derry-Williams - Enfield

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Area 6b Pr Richard Daly Pr Kwadwo Kwarteng-Ampofo Pr James Phillip Pr Simeon Esson Pr Nerine Barrett Errol Anderson - Balham Joseph Clem - Balham Stephanie Ferguson - Balham Vibert Josiah - Balham Basil Lumsden - Battersea Edward Yeboah - Beckenham (Hope Community) Desmond Mainda - Bethel Nyashia Blackburn - Brixton Andrew Cudjoe - Brixton Anna Francis - Brixton Henroy Moodie - Brixton Layne Robinson - Brixton Ebenezer Ben Asamani - Croydon Dwayne Lawson - Croydon Marcia Lewis - Croydon Johnny Saul - Croydon Fred Blenman - Greenwich Eunice Whyte - Greenwich Delrose Daley - Kennington Community Ricardo Drummond - Lewisham Ulalee Griffiths - Lewisham Stephen Weekes - Lewisham Ligita Balsite - London Russian Speaking Patience Chandiwana - New Addington Zipporah Ngwaba - Norbury Andrea Adams - Peckham Richard Lewis - Peckham Audley McHugh - Plumstead Community Onasis Addo - SE London Community Rebecca Asamoah - SE London Community Jose Maria Alemeza - South London Hispanic Frank Amankwah - South West London Ghana Samuel Annor - South West London Ghana Josiah Oyelakin - Sydenham Allan Samuel - Welling Joseph Conteh - Camberwell


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Area 6c Koruzu Ekwuribe - Clapton Community Fernando Franco - East London Portuguese Speaking John Mathieu - Hackney Calvin Mazengwe - Harlow Town Community Samuel Adedayo - Ilford Andre Jones - Ilford Joan Tardiel - Ilford Lane Donald Yearwood - Leytonstone George Martin Addae - London Ghana Samuel Adjei-Owusu - London Ghana Alexander Amponsah-Yeboah - London Ghana Japheth Obese-Amankwah - London Ghana Esther Aryee - Plaistow Jerome Riley - Stoke Newington Wilma Williams-Kelly - Stoke Newington Moses Ssebuliba - Stratford Oneta Letang - SureWay Community Roz Parsons - Walthamstow Anthony Samuel - Walthamstow Monica Dowden - Woodford Green Dionne Corrodus-Weekes - Dagenham

Area 6d Pr Wilfred Blake Pr Todd Frias Pr Michael Mannix Pr Maureen Patsy Rock Edward Robinson - Acton Emilyn Carty - Chiswick Lynthia Grant - Chiswick Robert (Snr) Timmerman - Chiswick Sonia Greenidge - Emmanuel Gladys Hall - Fulham Joe Adams - Hanwell Kudzai Chigogora - Hayes Maranatha Kevin Galinato - Heathrow International Adrian Jones - Hounslow Cornerstone Eugenio Cabral - London Filipino International Alexandru Stanciu - London Romanian

Sixoleuloe Belgrave - North Wembley Community Pauline Gamble - North Wembley Community Adelaide Dias - North West London Portuguese Janice Phillips - Northolt Sean Samuel - Southall Ambrose Dawson - Stonebridge Community Keith Allen - Willesden Samuel McQueen - Willesden Sandra Rose-Campbell - Willesden

Area 7 Pr Sam Davies Pr Robin Lewis Pr Jacques Venter Pr Jon Gendle Yvonne Carnegie - Bedford Central Noelie Comerasamy - Harrow Paul King Hemel - Hempstead Derek Jarrett - Luton Central Regina Ncube - Luton Central Wesley Warren - Luton North Victor Fernandez - Milton Keynes Elizabeth Agyemang - Milton Keynes International Roger Gietzmann - St Albans Roy Christie - Stanborough Park Barbara Clee - Stanborough Park Sophia Vontzalidis - Stanborough Park Richard Edge - Stevenage Ralford McLeary - Watford Town Vernon Noel - West Bletchley Community

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Area 8 Pr Colin Stewart Pr John Melki Owen Skerritt - Basildon Viviene Raymond - Bury St Edmunds Junior Augustine - Cambridge Laurence Dabbs - Cambridge Carol Rose - Chelmsford Mercy Praveen-Cherian - Colchester Gavin Locker - Grays Chestnut Pearl Walker - Great Yarmouth Bhekimpilo Sibanda - Ipswich Luka Mhishi - Lowestoft Jemima Sentina - Norwich George Guiste - Peterborough Central Luke Brown - Peterborough Riverlane Christopher Khuoge - Southend-on-Sea

SEC Church JosĂŠ Bennell James Crump Pr Cecil Perry Pr Ian Sleeman

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Business Session 2 – Break Out Groups 1. Church Growth: Reaching the Majority Population breakout group notes: a.

Problems of Identity. Are we perceived as a black church doing things only for black people in a black style. We can be the problem. b. Barriers to reaching majority population : Our Style, Our dress codes, our time keeping. Do we need an alternative camp meeting that is culturally relevant to British white people? c. Need for an outward focus. Are we speaking to ourselves? Things to emphasise: d. Creating relational environments. e. Cultural sensitivity. f. Befriending on an individual basis g. Hospitality: Connecting more. h. More Church plants that target white British i. Conference to continue to give permission for creative ministries More Intentionality. j. Personal responsibility. We need to be Disciples that make disciples. k. Understanding Cultural barriers l. Stronger training in the area of Apologetics. Providing answers to the questions people are asking. m. Greater use of sport, music and neighbourliness. Food Ministry n. Win the trust of those we interact with. Recognise that this takes time. Don’t lose touch with the culture of unchurched people. o. Make buildings attractive and welcoming. p. Conceptual approach- Adventist message Emphasise Small groups with non members involved q. Release Pastors for greater mission focus.

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Mingling with people and meeting them where they are. Focus on health as a common meeting point. Proving an Induction to British culture to new immigrants at the local church level. SEC Admin to budget for 2 additional Pastors every year to be released for church planting.

2. Local Community Involvement: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j. k. l. m. n. o. p. q. r.

Light club – Youth group. Relevant topic. Need facilitators Expo – follow up coffee morning. What would you like to see from the church? Needs questionnaire Friendship evangelism Restoration of the image of Jesus Make yourself known Signatures from the community Live in the area Desire to speak to people Handy man service Skills inventory Mingle with community Community day Invite people from the community and recognise them Community choir Hair plating Welfare Community newsletter

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Having read through the 41 [26+15] items on the sheet – we have come up with the following for considerations as possible answers as to how we might be able to bring more men into the church. Working within the constraint of time, the list is not exhaustive – these therefore are sample suggestions as to how the church may reconfigure itself, creating an environment that is attractive to men. The numbering does not suggest orders of priority. The numbers simple suggest quantity of ideas we were able to come up with. Reconfigure church’s philosophy to create and encourage regular programs that recognize, celebrate and validate manhood. Through programs and initiatives e.g. Father’s Day / Mother & Son / Father & Son / Husband’s Day / Men’s Day. Have these days embedded in the Conferences Calendar of Events SEC provides resources on how to organize and implement these, making them meaningful and effective. SEC to encourage the creation Men’s fellowship / fellowship of men either in each church or in each area – this could be done through the conference men’s ministries department or through family life department. Offer training / preparation for manhood programs which would end with a bar mitzvah type passing-out ceremony Have conference wide Men’s Retreat – for the discussion of male issues – how to raise children etc. / for training in leadership skills and other lifestyle skills etc. / for prayer etc. Develop a theology of manhood – help to guide the church in biblical understanding of manhood, man’s place [privilege and responsibilities] in the family, home and church, society etc.

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Initiates a study on the needs and decision processes of men with a view to discover how men make decisions, what appeals to men, the ultimate aim is to make the church more attractive to men. m. Mentoring the younger men especially organizing some kind of pre-university preparation for them - what to expect at university; how to deal with some of the issues likely to be encountered; equipping them to stay loyal to church post-university as well as how to witness to their university friends. n. Create a juice BAR for the men of the church in each church or in each area – so the men can go there, sit down in a manly environment – invited their un-save friends, and just hangout with each other having a drink of juice, no-alcoholic beverage etc.

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As we read through this list we recognized that some of the examples are not recommendations, as much as descriptions of a lack of having Christ at the centre of your value system. These we mark in red). The NCD Survey used in our churches is a good measure for monitoring church growth, and other issues in our churches. This can identify areas where the church is ‘weak’, and what measures can be implemented to build the church We need to identify the cause of any lack, before we can find a resolution We should look at church programmes and leaders to see what may be lacking and how they can be improved – between pastors and church body We as Adventists may be losing focus of who we are and our goal/ aim. The need to spend more time in focus and prayer on an individual level


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The church leadership has the responsibility for the nurturing of members spirituality. However, the ownership is on each person to develop their own spirituality i. If your relationship with Christ is ‘dry’, then others with whom you come in contact, including your family, also draws on that ‘dryness’ j. In increasing our spirituality we should pay special attention to our leaders and their own development and strengthening, because others look up to them for guidance - and they are often the first line of attack by the devil therefore they need our continual support k. We were all created with some form of spirituality, based on a spectrum. We need to focus more on Christ l. Where we are on the spectrum is determined by our choices: either by the things of the world at one end; OR heavenly things on the other end – it varies m. Need to build a family alter in our home – a survey was conducted at camp meeting with 2,500 people of varying ages to find out how many people have family worship, and attend weekly prayer meetings - The number having a family worship was worryingly small; n. Likewise prayer meeting attendance was even smaller o. Delving into the word of God during the week - this prepares us to share and grow when we meet to fellowship on Sabbath. p. More prayer and bible study q. Training people to understand and interpret the word of God* r. Study and practice the teachings of the Spirit of Prophecy, the Bible, and believing that we are part of the remnant church s. Review and reflect on our behaviour and our values** t. Hold accountable our leaders for their behaviour u. Spend time in preaching Christ to the people.

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y. z.

Address what we actually do and how we behave individually (very similar to bullet point market above**) Need for more training for our pastors; because members tap into their knowledge and fuller understanding of the theories of the Bible (Very similar to bullet point above marked with *) Need for nurturing church members (We felt it important to add; “the continued nurture of newly baptized members here.) Go back to basics in the study of the Bible; review again ‘the third angels message’ Accommodation: this can be an issue in some areas; we should could also spend some time in looking at our worship spaces

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b. c.

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Pastors indicate whether they would like a move Currently there is a lack of consultation with Area Coordinators No career path for Pastors Skills/needs matching Skills in a particular area/field of ministry i.e youth work to be spread across several churches rather than the pastor trying to be all things to all people Involvement of smaller as well as large churches in the deployment process Biblical method: team ministries providing work for two or three pastors by grouping churches together Job sharing Present procedure seems reactive Proactive: appraisal discussion whether ready for move, what terms of move might be so when vacancy arises there is a bank of personnel ready to move and reasons why Church body states what their needs are however pastor has need of care that are to be met - responsibility of church to work with pastor and care for their pastor How to prevent deployments leaking out fewer people to who know the better Family dynamic: spouses should be consulted/ involved in the process of deployment Ministers to be consistent when responding to members Unified in church matters from a biblical basis absent from personal views Ministers i.e interns show their ability by taking on smaller churches for growth and development Greater expectations of senior pastors Self esteem, value and sense of worth of pastors discourage deployment to smaller churches of senior pastors Difficult for ministers especially in London to live in local community - challenges are real as house prices rise moving home is becomes increasingly difficult

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dd. Deployment of women becoming narrower and more challenging - some members/churches have misunderstood GC decision - no vote for regional divisions to ordain women to ministry - some churches are taking a hard line stance against women pastors - plea for tolerance and understanding to live and let live - this is not a salvation issue - mutual tolerance ee. Churches willing to accept female pastor within team ministry if unwilling to accept as lead pastor a. Significant number of women studying for ministry at Newbold

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h.

Have profile of the churches prior to speaking to pastors Training - values and ethics Outline pastors achievements to match church’ needs How do we avoid creating a system when pastors think they are too senior to pastor smaller churches? Smaller churches can have greater needs - not easy to do Intern - after one year moved to a bigger church who didn’t want and inexperienced pastor. Development of relationship between congregation / pastor crucial to both church and pastor Church needs are dynamic - evaluation churches don’t want to participate but doing themselves a disservice - for their benefit as well as minister - opportunity for personal and professional development of pastor Information will leak of local church is not involved: initial discussion should involve local church God calls ministers into ministry - move a number of times that affected children yet God was faithful therefore when asked to move do so


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Ministers living far from local congregation but refusing to move closer making his ministry ineffective - pastor as urged to live within the community they are pastoring most do, few don’t j. Orientation of overseas pastors regarding culture - induction is carried out k. Monitoring after orientation - appraisal can act as a monitoring instrument l. The appraisal should reflect accurately about the pastor. It is an instrument for the purposes of professional growth m. Profiling of pastors and churches: psychological profile of... n. Profile of churches to be sent to SEC at regular intervals throughout the year to be used in deployment process o. Churches to receive profile of newly selected pastor particular skills prior to his/her arrival to support the transition process p. People within the organisation help to train to understand dynamics of organisation q. Smaller churches need experienced pastors r. Taking positions on professional rather than calling basis s. Mentoring of pastors by senior pastors who have wealth of experience and knowledge was introduced but fell through due to lack of uptake but consideration given to retired ministers t. Supervision - monthly, setting goals - key way to develop pastors u. Feedback to churches from appraisal v. Senior pastors should act as Area coordinators w. Better involvement of Area Coordinators x. All leaders should be appraised so it becomes the culture of the church y. Difficult but beneficial: succession planning of potential deployments helping pastors to see career path and avoid being reactive z. Senior pastors ought to be willing to be mentors and supervisors aa. Pairing of female and male pastors

bb. Can two walk together unless they agree? How to be sure the two can work together? cc. Male pastors to be more supportive of female pastors dd. Further women in authority needed for congregations to get accustomed to women in leadership ee. Further education needed expressing the biblical and church position - knowledge is lacking - people need to be informed discussion at local level and conference level regarding women in ministry ff. Deployment of interns: training workshops - what training program is to be followed to ensure uniformity i.e.Governance of the church, chairing of board meeting, etc? gg. Learn to work together hh. Quarterly assessment of newly deployed pastor ii. Re look at appraisal to make it more effective pastors can be proactive jj. Pastors to have expressed issues prior to appraisal in supervision - how to implement? Use of area coordinators, senior pastors kk. Standardisation of training interns by for seniors pastors ll. Senior pastors need time ring fenced to supervise pastors - how to implement it? mm. The power of the members to influence pastoral deployment nn. Two pastors pastoring one large, one small churches but not seen often in smaller church oo. Do we have a pastor/membership ratio? 4/500:1 pp. Clarification and understanding of the Area coordinators role regarding pastors qq. Learn to work together rr. Measures to check if appraisal is genuine, summary to be submitted to church clerk ss. Deployment: location, travelling distance/timing within a certain radius

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Concerns a. b. c.

Pastoring churches too far apart so members don’t see Pastor as often as they would like Church family needs not met by particular pastor Language barrier: members struggle to understand oversea pastors - pastoral development to address English as second language - voluntary or non compulsory

6. Youth in Mission a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h.

Youth involvement in different dept Shadow leaders from a young age 5yrs Train them - attend meetings, read manuals Ilford SDA Little children partner up with prayer and youth ministries Utilize pathfinders Take ownership of the youth as a church family. Disciplining young people. Mutual respect among parents. i. Establishing the basics. Family worship. What God can do through family worship needs to be experienced on a personal level. j. Practicality - what can the youth do to serve in mission. What are their strengths. Spiritual gift survey. k. Experience- sharing each others own personal testimony of where your coming from and where your going. How God has changed your life. l. Allocating youth pastors who are trained and present to encourage and support the youth at a local level. Continuity m. Treat everyone as equals. Dont compare roles. To avoid any breakdown. n. Pathfinders should be mandatory in all churches. Clubs should be supported by the church. o. Family breakdown p. The church can cover the disparity. We can

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aa. Alert the youth that there may be those individuals in the church who will tear down and not build up. bb. Pray cc. Support the leaders of those who interact with the youth - pathfinders dd. Once the youth have been tasked we need to be there as adults to guide and instruct them when planning their programmes etc. demonstrate that the church cares. ee. Appreciate and support the goals and aspirations of the youth. CV workshop, provide a platform for career development. ff. Give them a voice in decision making process, train them in protocol gg. We each need to make a commitment at our own church, a ripple which grows into a wave etc.

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Creation of a community of professionals through a voluntary database of professionals. a. Full time Campus Director. b. Multilingual Resources. c. Literature Evangelist Resources. d. Publishing co-ordinator for SEC. e. Mid-term Summary Report – performance review. One third from conference/local church/individual. f. Financial support for Pathfinder Bible Experience (PBE). g. Bible Study Template for Pastors working with Muslims. h. Raising the profile of giving and church finance (including Gift Aid) i. Raise profile of Music Ministries. j. All officers and directors involved in evangelism. k. Raising profile of Creative Ministries. l. Functional independent Mediation and conflict resolution. m. Mediation training at all levels, including cross-cultural.

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Appendix 4

Licenses and Credentials Committee Report Employee Credentials Commissioned Minister Credential Mary Barrett Nerine Barrett Maslin Holness Rosemary Lethbridge Kirsten Oster-Lundqvist Maureen Rock

Ministerial Credential Mohan Rao Abbadasari Leslie Ackie Bernard Akakpo Sidney Almeida Michael Anim George Asiamah Amal Bairagee Jonathan Barrett Wilfred Blake Desmond Boldeau Keith Boldeau David Burnett Ottokal Chackochen George Dadey Richard Daly Samuel Davis Samuel Davies Richard de Lisser Vicentiu Dranca Enrique Duarte Wayne Erasmus Simeon Esson Todd Frias Vincent Goddard

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Alan Hart Cliord Herman Sinisa Horvat George Howson Kevin Johns Ebenezer Jones-Larty John Melki Karunaidas Eduard Keshishyan Paul King-Brown Kwadwo Kwarteng-Ampofo Augustus Lawrence Robin Lewis Ian Lorek Raphael Luz Michael Mannix Simon Martin Michael Mbui Harrison Mburani Douglas McCormac Stephen McKenzie Anand Babu Rao Measapogu Terence Messenger Dennis Mingo Kwesi Moore Namushi Namuchana Samuel Neves Samuel Ngui Anthony Opuku-Mensah Emmanuel Osei Fergus Owusu-Boateng Juan Carlos Patrick Christopher Peake Sorin Petrof James Phillip Everet Picart


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Rudika Puskas Lewis Quaye Valentine Roach Steve Roberts Michael Smart Gerald Smith Colin Stewart Dejan Stojkovic Geert Tapp Kirk Thomas Steven Thomas Trevor Thomas Daniel Thompson Michael Toy Berhanu Tsehaye Dusan Uzelac Vasyl Vartsaba Jacques Venter Aristotle Vontzalidis Humphrey Walters Elliott Williams Israel Williams Tihomir Zestic

Missionary Credential Mfakazi Ndebele (non-stipendary minister) Arthur Campbell (non-stipendary minster) Michael Agyei-Asare (Office) Valerie Austin (office) Aftab Barki (office) Godwin Benjamin (office) Anna Bewise-Ebanks (office) Mavis Bramble (office) Natalie Bryan (office) Jacqui Crawford (office) Rosamund Farrell (office) Paul Lee (office) Pauline Peck (office) Ruth Stewart (office) Michelle Bahadur (office) Tanya Grant (office) Robert Green (office) Dean Jeena (office) Thembie Mapingire (office) Anita Martin (office) Stefan Stanciu (office)

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Andrei Balan Deyvid Batista Jonathan Burnett Vili Costescu Andrew Davis Rio Espulgar Anthony Fuller Sam Gungaloo Matthew Herel Steven Hulbert Wilson Lagos

Ghartie Bonnie (Intern) Adrian Peck (Intern) James Shepley (Intern) Ayo Adesina (non-stipendary minister) Sandra Thompson (non-stipendary minister) Rugera Wanjara (non-stipendary minister) Paul Wilmott (non-stipendary minister) Andrew Cudjoe (Bible Instructor) Eliette Lozeil (Bible Instructor) Linda Mukwada (Bible Instructor) Veronica Williams (Bible Instructor) Giles Barham (Office) Alina Dascalescu (Office) Gemma Essel Asafo-Adjei (Hyland House School) Sylvester Davis (Hyland House School) Karen Milanovic (Newbold School)

Commissioned Minister License Delcina Rodney

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Administrative Credential Earl Ramharacksingh Malika Bediako Elsie Staple

Commissioned Ministry of Teaching Credential Anne Martin (Fletewood School) John Martin (Fletewood School) Julia Hall (Fletewood School) Gina Abbequaye (Hyland House School) Karen Clarke (Hyland House School) Jennifer Lemonius (Hyland House School) Jennifer Smith (Hyland House School) Jennifer St Luce-McKenzie (Hyland House School) Zandrina Roudette (Hyland House School) Tencho Zapryanov (Hyland House School) Natalie Dye (Newbold School)

Commissioned Ministry of Teaching Licence Jaki Crissey (Newbold School) Marinella Silvestre (Newbold School)

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Lay Preachers Credentials Area 1 Graham Blackburn - Bodmin Michael Bowden - Exeter Maurice Cuthbert - Bodmin Jolyon De Freitas - Torquay Stella Jeery - Exeter Gregory Majczyk - Plymouth Frida Peake - St Austell Marc Rasell - Bodmin Lisley Salimin - Plymouth Isaac Shawa - Plymouth Terry Symons - St Austell

Area 2 Raymond Angel Chalford Samuel Asamoah Swindon Errol Bryan Gloucester Peter Fanstone Chalford Albert Gardiner Gloucester Velva Grant Gloucester Robert Hinds Gloucester Ravinder Hunjan Bath Katarina Joachym Bristol Lodge Causeway Luyanda Makonose Swindon Desmond Mills Bristol Lodge Causeway Kenneth Obure Swindon Robi Obure Swindon Ruth Ohman Bristol Lodge Causeway Joseph Onyango Swindon Lutz Rentel Gloucester Anthony Saunders Gloucester Leonard Sitton Weston-Super-Mare Cynthia Smith Gloucester Michael Smith Gloucester

Shail Summersgill Gloucester Viliamu Tiko Bath Michael Vaggas Croscombe Judy Rose Wade Chalford Richard Wenyika Taunton Michael Yanker Swindon David Joachym Bristo Lodge Causeway

Area 3 Seth Adjare Southampton Andrew Chenge Portsmouth Elias Chenge Portsmouth Prenti Chenge Portsmouth Forward Dube Portsmouth Melchor Fajardo Portsmouth Lulu Greaves Southampton Praise Gunje Portsmouth Paul Hersey Portsmouth Ruth Hersey Portsmouth Denise Jackson Portsmouth Alther Jonas Southampton Edward Leo Portsmouth Edson Machimbidza Portsmouth Margaret Mahleza Portsmouth Mphathisi Ncube Portsmouth Vuyo Ncube Portsmouth Keith R Nightingale Winchester Fitzbert Patterson Portsmouth Sirbrina Ramharack-Deen Portsmouth Judith Redman Winchester Garnett Richardson Portsmouth

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David Ahwan Kingston Tabitha Cedenio Wimbledon International Florena Clee Hastings Martin Clee Hastings Nhamd Daka Hastings Andris Davidans Horley Gatwick Jalvan De Oliveira Riverway (Sidcup) Richard Fraser Wimbledon International Dzintars Geide Wimbledon International Steve Greaves Wimbledon International Chris Gungaloo Wimbledon International Lorraine Hart Wimbledon International Maqhawe Hlabangana Horley Gatwick Adam Ibrahim Wimbledon International Masimba Janda Cornerstone (Polegate) Zoe Janda Cornerstone (Polegate) Senzeni Kamere Horley Gatwick Sameer Khurwolah Cornerstone (Polegate) Sunita Khurwolah Cornerstone (Polegate) Beverley Koonjul Hastings Ellias Magwaza Cornerstone (Polegate) Benaiah Mudonhi Hastings Linda Muganga Horley Gatwick Sibusisiwe Mutambara Horley Gatwick Wilbur Mutambara Horley Gatwick Morris Muzyamba Wimbledon International Cesar Nercua Wimbledon International Aaron Ngwenya Wimbledon International Malcolm Parr Kingston Charles Shoniwa Cornerstone (Polegate) Jonathan Souch Wimbledon International Christian Stange Cornerstone (Polegate) Elizabeth Watt Horley Gatwick Nicola McCormack Horley Gatwick Penelope Foss – Kingston Joyce Thompson – Kingston David Souch – Wimbledon Keith Burrell – Wimbledon Gita Wijeyesinghe – Wimbledon Alda Nolan – Wimbledon Rosemary Polayah

Gail-Ann Balcombe-DaSilva High Wycombe Community Eldon Baptiste High Wycombe Community David Da Silva High Wycombe Community Nevermind Gunje Reading Ghana Kenroy Mitchell High Wycombe Community Milimo Mumbo High Wycombe Community Edward Sinclair High Wycombe Community Gideon Thomas High Wycombe Community Joel Thomas High Wycombe Community Joel Williams High Wycombe Community

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Robert Magezi North London Lugandan Kenroy Malcolm Tottenham Emanuil Markov London Bulgarian Galab Markov London Bulgarian Eileen Martin Tottenham Holcombe Road John Martin Edmonton Central KoďŹ Mensah-Sarpong Tottenham Molly Mukiibi North London Lugandan Solomon Mukiibi North London Lugandan Sonia Munroe Tottenham Nassar Mwanje North London Lugandan Rosemary Nassimbwa North London Lugandan James Nsibambi North London Lugandan Terry Nunes Palmers Green Isaac Nyamaa Lea Valley Nana Obeng-Badu Tottenham Holcombe Road Dimitar Odrinski London Bulgarian Andrews Oppong-Bediako Lea Valley Michael Osei Tottenham Jacob Owusu-Frempong Lea Valley Osei Owusu-Nimako Lea Valley Michael Owusu-Nketiah Lea Valley Dean Palmer Holloway Malcolm Pilgrim Holloway Hilton Punter Tottenham Holcombe Road Audrey Richardson Holloway Annette Robinson Palmers Green Winston Rodgers Tottenham Eddie Semakula North London Lugandan Annell Smith Holloway Daniel Soyam (snr) Tottenham Ivan Stoyanov London Bulgarian Mary Sylvester-Onyeanusi Edmonton Central Samuel Amponsah Tabi Lea Valley Kwarteng Junior Sarfo London Ghana

Area 6b Charles Acheampong-Afriyie SE London Community Cynthia Addo SE London Community Onasis Addo SE London Community Priscilla Adu-Ofori SE London Community Michael Agyei SE London Community

Nana Yaa Akyaa SE London Community Emelia Amo-Adjei SE London Community Samuel Amo-Adjei SE London Community Johnson Amponsah SE London Community Errol Anderson Balham Andrew Appiah SE London Community Bernard Arhin SE London Community Phyllis Arhin SE London Community Raymond Arhin SE London Community Bright Akwasi Asamoah SE London Community George Asamoah SE London Community William Yaw Asiedu SE London Community Aldray Barwise Brixton George Bekoe SE London Community David Billett Croydon Leila Blake Battersea Fred Blenman Greenwich Benjamin Boateng SE London Community Devon Boyd Battersea Joseph Brew SE London Community Sally Brown Balham Fritz Buckle Brixton Kenneth Burton Croydon Peter Burton Croydon Sharon Cameron Balham Janice Charlton Welling Michael Chiteme Plumstead Community Desmond Clarke Brixton Selwyn Clarke Brixton Joseph Clem Balham Judy Clements Beckenham (Hope Community) Vernon Clements Beckenham (Hope Community) Ebenezer Martey Commodore SE London Community Ann-Marie Conteh SE London Community Cebert Crawford Welling Lorna Downer-McHugh Plumstead Community Jason Duncombe Balham Dorothy Durant Battersea Paul Edwards Brixton Christine Fannell Greenwich Noel Fender Greenwich Elizabeth Ford Croydon Timothy Francis Brixton

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Carlton Fuller Balham Shirley Grant Greenwich Hugh Gray Beckenham (Hope Community) Derrano Green Brixton Samuel Gyan SE London Community Matthew Gyan-Owusu SE London Community Stephen Hamilton Croydon Robert Haye Greenwich Eric (jnr) Henry Beckenham (Hope Community) Kenneth M Henry Balham Oneal Henry Croydon Josphat Jele Plumstead Community Bartholomew John Balham Vibert Josiah Balham Enoch Katebe Balham Comfort Kwarteng-Ampofo SE London Community Arlette L’Olive Welling Christopher Levy Croydon Marlene Levy Croydon Alexa Lewis Balham Basil Lumsden Battersea Benjamin Masanga-Nyamhenda Balham Mary Masanga-Nyamhenda Balham Ropafadzo Masanga-Nyamhenda Balham Samuel Massiah Beckenham Hope Community Kirk Matheson Balham Audley McHugh Plumstead Community Gary McKoy Beckenham Hope Community Alex Momoh Plumstead Community Pharez Moodie Brixton Victor Roy Anthony Moodie Brixton Denise Munoz Greenwich Jimmy Musonda Battersea Frank Newman SE London Community Chidi Ngwaba Croydon Emmanuel Ntim SE London Community Neil Nunes Croydon Nana Nunoo SE London Community Joseph Obeng SE London Community Jeremiah A Ofori Welling Eunice Okraku SE London Community Theresah Okyere SE London Community Obed Opoku South West London Ghana

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Pauline Osbourne Brixton Isaac Osei-Afriyie Norbury Charles Owusu-Antwi SE London Community Esther Owusu-Antwi SE London Community Lucy Owusu-Darkwah SE London Community Michael Owusu-Sekyere SE London Community Segun Payne Welling Sasha Picart Welling Curtis Powell Battersea Barrington Richardson Greenwich Lynda Roberts Brixton Joan Robinson Balham Layne Robinson Brixton Michael (jnr) Salmon Brixton Allan Samuel Welling Edison Samuel Welling Jason Samuel Welling Jesse Samuel Welling Miles Samuel Welling Hugh Samuels Brixton Samuel Sarfo-Adu SE London Community Johnny Saul Croydon Linton Smart Plumstead Community Augustus Smith Plumstead Community Roger Squire Balham Pauline Stephens Plumstead Community Ainsley Stephenson Beckenham (Hope Community) Raymond Sutherland Welling Barrington Thompson Plumstead Community Jason Walker Greenwich Ellen Wright Croydon Edward Yeboah Beckenham (Hope Community) John Yeboah SE London Community Craig Young Brixton Nathaniel Zaka Greenwich Bola Muminu Zubairu Battersea


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Area 6c Gina Abbequaye London Ghana Kwao Tetteh Abbequaye London Ghana George Martin Addae London Ghana Samuel Adjei-Owusu London Ghana Emmanuel Adu-Boahene London Ghana Kwabena Akuoko-Kyere London Ghana Osaforadu Amankwah-Marfo London Ghana Stephen Amenya-Onyambu Plaistow Emmanuel Amo-Adjei Plaistow Collins Amofah London Ghana Kwadwo Amponsah-Boateng London Ghana Alexander Amponsah-Yeboah London Ghana Israel Anai London Ghana Olivia Annan London Ghana David Anti London Ghana Esther Aryee Plaistow Hanson Asamoah London Ghana Enoch KoďŹ Asante London Ghana Kingsley Asare-Bediako London Ghana Stephen Asiedu London Ghana Eric Assibey London Ghana Daniel Atakora London Ghana Yaw Bayim-Adomako London Ghana Thabani Bhebe Plaistow Kingsford Boamah London Ghana George Boateng London Ghana William Boateng London Ghana Ben Boateng-Owusu London Ghana Isaac Botwe London Ghana Justice Brobbey London Ghana Daniel Dankwah London Ghana Sylvester Davis Walthamstow Daniel Donkor London Ghana Georgina Duah-Boamah London Ghana Betty Dwomoh London Ghana Daniel Yaw Dwomoh London Ghana Fred Essel London Ghana Jason Essel London Ghana David Garwood Plaistow Byron Guthrie Walthamstow Shelia Hector Walthamstow

Esther Jenkins-Boafo London Ghana Karen Jordan-Nicholls Walthamstow Emmanuel Karikari London Ghana Benjamin Krobea-Asante London Ghana Isaac Krofa London Ghana Vincent Lemonius Walthamstow Joseph Lindo Walthamstow Bismark Mensah London Ghana Mayfair Mensah London Ghana Edward Mensah (jnr) London Ghana Faith Mkandawire Plaistow Milton Mullings Plaistow Densford Muswizu Plaistow Omwenga Mwambi Plaistow Kwasi Ntiamoah-Amponsah London Ghana Christiana Obeng-Appiah London Ghana Eugene Obeng-Appiah London Ghana Japheth Obese-Amankwah London Ghana Margaret Obese-Amankwah London Ghana Emmanuel Ofori-Asante London Ghana Kwame Omari London Ghana Armstrong Opoku-Kyerematen London Ghana Joseph Oppong London Ghana Prince Osei-Boakye London Ghana Ruth Osei-Frempong London Ghana Francis Osei-Poku London Ghana Sylvia Osei-Prempeh London Ghana Charles Otchere-Boahene London Ghana Kwabena Oteng-Mensah London Ghana Hezron Otieno Plaistow Joyce Serwaah London Ghana Nana Sifa Twum London Ghana Esther Wiredu London Ghana

Area 6d Christiana Ajao Hayes Maranatha Olusegun Ajao Hayes Maranatha Fue Anderson Hounslow Cornerstone Loreen Ayieko Hayes Maranatha Fitzroy Baptiste Hounslow Cornerstone Doris Charles Hounslow Cornerstone Kudzai Chigogora Hayes Maranatha

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Doris Charles Hounslow Cornerstone Dukal Daley Hanwell Walden Dehaney Hanwell Mary Evans-Okello Hayes Maranatha Albert Fletcher Hanwell Ruth Hypolite-Douglas Hounslow Cornerstone Adrian Jones Hounslow Cornerstone Teresa Jones Hounslow Cornerstone Gary Keshishian Hanwell Enoch Kiio Hayes Maranatha Ronald Lewis Hounslow Cornerstone Trevor Lewis Hanwell Alistair Martin Hanwell George Nheta Hounslow Cornerstone Warren O’Hara Hanwell Emmanuel Ogbogu Hanwell Andrew Rock Hounslow Cornerstone John Russell Hounslow Cornerstone Jonathan Rutaganira Hayes Maranatha Edson Shoko Hounslow Cornerstone Sharon Small Hounslow Cornerstone Melanie Smart Hayes Maranatha Ricardo Wright Hounslow Cornerstone Paul Kawanguzi Hayes Maranatha

Area 7 Elizabeth Agyemang Milton Keynes International Moses Amankona Milton Keynes Chris Ametume Bedford Central Dorcas Ampadu Milton Keynes International Richard Asamoah Milton Keynes International Kwabena Asante-Okyere Milton Keynes International Anthea Barclay Bedford Central Louis Boakye Milton Keynes International Fernando Torres Carlos St Albans Yvonne Carnegie Bedford Central Edward Dell Bedford Central Nigel Donga St Albans Gaby Illie Bedford Central Joseph Jumho Bedford Central Enock Katondo Bedford Central

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Area 8 David Andrews Ipswich Cynthia Austin Colchester Pierre Jean-Claude Balisson Colchester Dean Campbell Ipswich Derek Charles Grays Chestnut Praveen Cherian Colchester Eleazer Paul Dorairaj Chelmsford Stephanie Garrick-Hardy Chelmsford Nellzine Green Colchester Paidamoyo Hakata Colchester Ray Hornett Colchester Clements Johnstone Grays Chestnut Graham Kazie Grays Chestnut Christopher Khuoge Southend-on-Sea Victor Lammy Chelmsford Gavin Locker Grays Chestnut Samuel Mabaleka-Sibanda Southend-on-Sea Washington Mabuto Norwich Sithembakuwe Mahlangu Grays Chestnut Stephen Marshall Colchester Rufaro Mbetu Colchester Peter McIntosh Norwich Karl McKenzie Grays Chestnut Ceaser Mensah Southend-on-Sea Faizal Mohammed Grays Chestnut Lawson Moyo Colchester Margaret Ncube Southend-on-Sea Alphas Ndhlovu Southend-on-Sea Verbena Newyear Chelmsford Ike Nxumalo Southend-on-Sea Tinei Nyamhuno Colchester George Nyatanga Norwich Chakwuemeka Oluikpe Basildon Carol Rose Chelmsford


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Daniel Rose Southend-on-Sea Marc Sabadin Basildon Frank Saopa Colchester Marilyn Seraspi Norwich Hugh Small Ipswich Tyronne Waldron Basildon Deloreta Williams Ipswich

SEC Church Marc Burnett James Crump Danny Julie Philip Massiah Paul McDonald Mihai-Febor Parascineti Alrick Prendergast Geezeta Price Elizabeth Watts John Bukenya

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SEC Constitution Article 1 - Name This organisation, within the territory of the British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, hereinafter referred to as “British Union Conference” shall be known as the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and is hereinafter referred to as “this Conference”.

Article 2 - Territory The territory of this Conference shall comprise the counties of Avon, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Greater London, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands.

Article 3 - Purpose a. The purpose of this Conference, hereinafter referred to as “the Purpose”, is to proclaim and teach the everlasting gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in harmony with the Purpose and policy of the British Union Conference. b. In furtherance of the Purpose but not further or otherwise this Conference shall have the following powers: i. to employ and remunerate such ministers, officers, teachers and other employees and to engage such volunteers as may be necessary; ii. to provide or assist in the provision of housing accommodation for such employees and volunteers to enable them to carry out

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their duties, and in cases of need for retired employees and their families; iii. to provide or assist (by means of grants, loans or otherwise) in the provision or improvement of churches and other buildings for use for the work of local congregations of Seventh-day Adventists; iv. to establish, conduct and provide financial assistance for schools for the education of children in which religious instruction according to the doctrine and principles of Seventh-day Adventists is given and to provide financial assistance to students pursuing education according to those doctrines and principles; v. to publish or assist the publication of religious literature; vi. to carry out the social mission of the Gospel by the provision of humanitarian aid to those in need in any part of the world; vii. to establish, operate and provide financial assistance for convalescent, retirement and nursing homes, conducted in accordance with the doctrines and principles of Seventh-day Adventists; viii. to provide or assist in the provision of services and facilities (including buildings) for health education and medical treatments in harmony with the doctrines and principles of Seventhday Adventists; ix. to establish, assist or administer other charities having objects similar to the Purpose; x. to acquire and dispose of property of any description and wherever situated (subject to such consents as may be required by law); xi. to borrow money with or without giving security (subject to such consents as aforesaid);


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xii. to raise money by any lawful means other than by permanent trading and to accept gifts either for furtherance of the work of this Conference or for any specific purpose within or connected with the Purpose; xiii. to invest funds in any manner permitted by law otherwise than by means of loans to individuals, firms or private companies and for that purpose to obtain and consider professional advice from a person or firm of good repute having the requisite knowledge and experience; xiv. to provide security for the liabilities of Seventhday Adventist Association Limited incurred at the request of this Conference. Any such security shall be signed by at least two members of the Executive Committee as authorised by resolution. xv. otherwise to further the religious mission and other charitable work of Seventh-day Adventists in the territory.

Article 4 - Membership of This Conference The membership of this Conference shall consist of such Seventh-day Adventist Churches within its territory as have been, or shall be properly organised and accepted by vote of this Conference in Session.

Article 5 - Sessions a. This Conference shall hold regular sessions at intervals of four (4) years at such time and place as the Executive Committee shall designate and announce by a notice to be published in the British Union Conference official paper at least four (4) weeks before the appointed time. b. In the event of special conditions arising which make it advisable to postpone the calling of a regular session, the Executive Committee may postpone such session for a period not exceeding one (1) year, provided that such action has the consent of at least two-thirds

of the members of the Executive Committee. c. The Executive Committee may call an extraordinary session of this Conference at such time and place as it deems proper by a like notice as for regular sessions and the transaction of such extraordinary sessions shall have the same force as those of the regular sessions. An extraordinary session may elect any officers or other persons or committees and transact any business and do any other acts as under this constitution regular session or the Executive Committee between sessions may elect, transact or do, provided that the business transacted at an extraordinary session shall be only as provided for in the agenda issued with the publication of the notice of such session. d. At least fifty-one percent (51%) of the authorised delegates must be present at any regular or extraordinary session to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Article 6 - Delegates at Sessions There are two types of delegates to the Conference Session, delegates at large and regular delegates. The total number of delegates shall not exceed 600. Not less than seventy percent (70%) of the delegates shall be regular delegates. a. Delegates at Large i. Attending members of the Executive Committee of this Conference. ii. Selected employees holding credentials from this Conference. iii. Directors of departments of this Conference. iv. Head Teachers of the secondary and primary schools operated by this Conference. v. Attending members of the British Union Conference and Trans European Division Executive Committees. The number of such delegates shall not exceed five percent (5%) of the total number of Delegates at large.

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The selected employees holding credentials from this Conference will be chosen by the Executive Committee of this Conference b. Regular Delegates i. Regular delegates shall be chosen by each organised church comprising this Conference. ii. Each organised church shall be entitled to not less than one (1) delegate without regard to the size of its membership. iii. Each organised church shall be entitled to additional regular delegates within the quota allocated to regular delegates based on the proportion of the church’s membership to that of the Conference as a whole. iv. The membership of each organised church and this Conference shall be as reported at the end of the calendar year immediately preceding the date of the regular or extraordinary Session. v. The allocation of the number of additional regular delegates to each organised church will be made by the Executive Committee of this Conference. vi. All delegates chosen by each organised church shall be members in regular standing and hold membership in the local church that accredits them.

Article 7 - Session Committees a. Recommendations Committee The Recommendations Committee to nominate standing committees at the Sessions of this Conference shall be made up as follows: i. Members of the Recommendations Committee shall be chosen at, or prior to, the session. ii. Each church represented in the delegation at the session shall be able to choose, through and from its delegation one (1) member of the Recommendations Committee. iii. Each church with a membership of at least 250 shall be able to choose, through and from its delegation, one (1) additional member of the Recommendations Committee for its ďŹ rst 250

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members and one (1) for each additional 250 of its membership or major fraction thereafter. iv. The Delegates at Large shall be able to choose, through and from their number, a number of members of the Recommendations Committee to equal no more than 15% of the total number of members of the Recommendations Committee. v. The persons thus selected, together with the British Union Conference president or his designee, who shall act as chairman of this committee, shall be responsible for nominating all standing committees to be appointed by the session. The Recommendations Committee shall nominate from the delegation the following standing committees at the Sessions of this Conference: Nominating Committee Constitution Committee Plans Committee Credentials and Licenses Committee b. Nominating Committee The chairman of the session Nominating Committee shall be the president of the British Union Conference or in his absence, his designee and further the Nominating Committee shall consist of from eleven to seventeen (11-17) members excluding the chair. This membership shall be balanced, as nearly as possible, between employees of this Conference and laypersons, representing various segments of the work and territories of this Conference. Incumbent oďŹƒcers and departmental directors shall not be members of the Nominating Committee. Incumbent members of the Executive Committee shall not serve as members of the Nominating Committee.


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c. Constitution Committee This committee shall consist of from nine to fifteen (9-15) members excluding the chair. The committee shall consider amendment proposals with a view to presenting such proposals to the Session. (See Article 19). d. Plans Committee This committee shall consist of from twentyfive to thirty-five (25-35) members excluding the chair. Should the matters under review and study by the Plans Committee so require the committee may divide itself into subsections for the purpose of drafting proposals to be approved by the full committee prior to presentation to the Session. e. Credentials and Licences Committee This committee shall consist of from nine to fifteen (9-15) members, excluding the chair. The committee shall recommend to the Conference in session the granting of suitable credentials and licences to such employees and lay preachers that the committee shall consider suitable to work in this Conference, and ask the Conference in session to approve the ordination of such men as shall have given proof of their calling to the ministry. The credentials or licences granted or issued by the Conference in session shall remain in force and be valid until the next regular session unless previously terminated by this Conference in extraordinary session. Between sessions the Executive Committee is authorised to perform such duties.

Article 8 - Voting On all questions only delegates may vote and each delegate to the Session shall have one vote. The chairman of the Session shall have a personal vote and in case of equality of votes shall also have a casting vote.

Article 9 - Powers of Sessions a.

b. c.

This Conference in regular session shall have power to determine all matters and things for the order and good administration of this conference and regulation of its affairs. This Conference in regular session may make rules to govern its own procedure. The plans and policies adopted by this Conference in session shall be in harmony with the plans and policies of the British Union Conference.

Article 10 - Elections a. i. ii. iii. b.

This Conference in regular session shall elect: Executive officers Departmental directors and associates Members of the Executive Committee Persons elected under this section shall hold their respective offices or appointments until the next regular session of this Conference unless their offices or appointments are previously terminated by this Conference in extraordinary session or by the Executive Committee in counsel with the British Union Conference officers.

Article 11 - Executive Committee a.

The Executive Committee shall consist of not less than fourteen (14) persons of whom the President (who shall be the Chairman of the Committee), the Secretary (who shall be the Secretary of the Committee) and the Treasurer shall be members by virtue of their respective offices and subject to Article 15 (a).

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The Executive Committee may appoint committees consisting of three (3) or more persons to advise it on any matter and may authorise them to co-opt non-voting members: all recommendations of such committees must be reported promptly to the Executive Committee for its consideration and decision.

Executive Committee. Separate copies of such resolutions may be signed for this purpose. d.

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Between sessions the Executive Committee shall manage the affairs of this Conference exercising all the powers of the Conference in session subject to the Constitution and directives of the Conference in session. The power in (a) shall include the acquisition of property (of whatsoever nature) for the use, benefit or purposes of this Conference and the power to manage, dispose of or otherwise deal with that property (subject always to the specific trusts effecting the same). Insofar as any such property is vested in the legal corporation of this Conference or any other company, corporation or person to give directions to that body or person as to the management and disposal of such property as this Conference shall deem expedient in harmony with Article 18. The Executive Committee in counsel with the British Union Conference officers may between sessions remove from office any officers of this Conference, or from the Executive Committee any members thereof, provided that such action has the consent of at least two-thirds of the members of the Executive Committee by personal vote or by signature to a resolution in writing submitted to all the members of the

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The Executive Committee shall be responsible for the implementation of plans and policies made by the Conference in session, and shall report to the next session concerning their implementation of those plans. Copies of plans voted at the previous session, and minutes, shall be made available to delegates at least fourteen (14) days prior to the session. Lists of delegates to a session shall be made available to delegates at the session.

Article 13 - Executive Committee Meetings and Notices a.

Meetings of the Executive Committee may be called at any time by the president or in his absence by the secretary or upon the written request of the majority of the Executive Committee.

b.

Subject to paragraph (d) fifty percent (50%) of the Executive Committee members, including the chairman, shall, after due notice to available members, constitute a quorum, and shall be empowered to transact any necessary business.

c.

Minority meetings of less than fifty percent (50%) but not less than three (3) members of the Executive Committee, including at least one (1) of the Executive Officers, may be held for the transaction of necessary urgent business but all action at such meetings must be reported promptly to the other members of the Executive Committee and shall be minuted at the next regular session of the Executive Committee.

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a meeting thereof (whether direct or indirect) must declare his interest in advance of any discussion thereon and absent himself from the discussion, and may not vote nor be counted in the quorum for that part of the meeting. e.

a. b.

c.

In this constitution the expression ‘meeting’ includes, except where inconsistent with any legal obligation: A Physical meeting; A video conference, an internet video facility or similar electronic method allowing simultaneous visual and audio participation; and Telephone conferencing.

Article 14 - Officers And Departmental Directors and Their Associates and Their Duties a. i. ii. iii.

Secretary The Secretary shall work under the direction of the Executive Committee and shall keep a record of all proceedings of the sessions of this Conference and of the meetings of the Executive Committee and perform such other duties as usually pertain to this office.

Treasurer The Treasurer shall receive all monies belonging/pertaining to this Conference, keep an account of same, and disburse them as the Executive Committee shall direct. The treasurer shall make a full report thereof at regular sessions of this Conference and at such times as may be requested by the president or as prescribed by the Executive Committee, and perform such other duties as usually pertain to this office. Bank accounts approved by the Executive Committee shall be operated by the treasurer and/or such other individuals as may be authorised by the Executive Committee

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The Executive Officers of this Conference shall be: President Secretary Treasurer

They shall work in consultation with each other. b. President The President shall supervise the general work of this Conference, open and preside at sessions of this Conference, and also at all meetings of the Executive Committee, and work in the general interest of this Conference as the Executive Committee shall direct. c.

d.

Departmental Directors and Associates It shall be the duty of the director and associates in charge of a department to promote the general interests of the work entrusted to that department, to provide such statistical reports as may be required, and to perform all other duties usually pertaining to the office of such departmental director and associates. Departmental directors and associates shall work under the direction of the Executive Committee and the supervision of the president and shall occupy an advisory capacity to the local churches.

Article 15 - Remuneration and Expenses a.

Not more than half the members of the Executive Committee may be employed by this Conference.

b.

The remuneration and expenses of any such members shall be determined annually, and may from time to time be adjusted, by the British Union Conference executive committee within the parameters set by its Remuneration Audit Committee.

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i. A. B.

ii.

d.

e.

Subject thereto, no member of the Executive Committee may receive remuneration or any other financial benefit (excepting reimbursement of reasonable out-of-pocket expenses) at the cost of this Conference except that the Executive Committee may have the power to provide indemnity insurance for themselves out of the income of the charity. The insurance shall not extend to: Any claim arising from any act or omission which: the members of the Executive Committee knew to be breach of trust or breach of duty; or was committed by the members of the Executive Committee in reckless disregard of whether or not it was a breach of trust or breach of duty; and the cost of an unsuccessful defence to a criminal prosecution brought against the members of the Executive Committee in their capacity as Trustees of the Charity. The Executive Committee, with at least one of the officers of the British Union Conference present, shall determine annually and may from time to time adjust the remuneration and expenses of all other employees for the ensuing year within the parameters set by the British Union Conference Remuneration Audit Committee. The salaries of persons who may be temporarily employed by the Conference office shall be fixed by the Executive Committee.

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Any other grants made to this Conference by Seventh-day Adventist organisations and receivable by this Conference; iii. Any rents arising from property owned by or on behalf of this Conference; iv. Any returns from investments made by this Conference out of its own resources; v. Any income arising out of the day to day business operations of this Conference; vi. Any gifts, donations, legacies, or similar monies made or payable to this Conference; vii. Any other income in cash or in kind reasonably deemed to be receivable by this Conference; It being understood that all such income should be subject to legal entitlement on the part of this Conference, and be given for and used in the furtherance of its Purpose(s). b.

This Conference may receive, hold in trust, and forward any third party funds channelled through it to the British Union Conference, or the Trans-European Division of Seventhday Adventists and the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists or, within the territory of the British Union Conference, to the Seventh-day Adventist Retirement Plan or to any conference, mission, or Seventh-day Adventist institution.

Article 17 - Application of Funds a.

The funds of this Conference, including all donations, grants, rents, contributions and bequests shall be paid into such accounts in the name of the South England Conference of Seventh-day Adventists at such bank or banks as the Executive Committee shall from time to time approve, and shall be withdrawn only by persons authorised by resolution of the Executive Committee.


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b.

All funds by this Conference for its general purposes shall be applied in furtherance of the Purpose; all funds received or held in trust for another body under 16 (b) shall be transmitted to the governing body thereof; and all funds received for specific objects within or connected with the Purpose shall be applied for the specific objects for which they are respectively given.

c.

Subject to Article 3 (b) (ii) funds shall not in any circumstances be paid or lent for the benefit of individuals, firms or private companies.

d.

This Conference shall be responsible for the books of account of the local church treasurers to be audited at least once each calendar year. The legal corporation, Seventh-day Adventist Association Limited, formed and controlled by the British Union Conference shall be the regular trustee for this Conference to acquire, hold, manage, dispose of or deal with real and personal property for and on behalf of or for the use, benefit, or purposes of this Conference, but subject to any specific trusts relating to such property and generally to conform with such directions, if any, as are from time to time given to it by or on behalf of the British Union Conference.

Article 19 - Amendments a.

i. ii.

iii.

No amendment shall be made which would alter the Purpose as set forth in Article 3 (a) and no amendment shall be valid if its effect would be that this Conference ceased to be a charity according to English law.

b.

Notification of all amendments to this Constitution shall be given to the British Union Conference and to the Charity Commissioners, whose prior written approval must be obtained to any amendment which would confer any benefit on any of the members of the Executive Committee.

Article 20 - Dissolution of Conference a.

The dissolution of this Conference may be effected by a three-fourths vote of the delegates present and voting, at any regular or extraordinary session of this Conference, provided that, if it is proposed to dissolve the Conference at an extraordinary session, notice of the proposal to dissolve shall be given in the call for an extraordinary session.

b.

After all claims against this Conference have been satisfied, including claims made by any former employees or members of their families arising out of previous employment, any remaining funds shall be transferred to the British Union Conference for application for its religious and other charitable work.

This constitution may be amended by a resolution passed by a two-thirds majority of the voters present and voting at any regular session, provided that; at least twenty-eight (28) days notice of any proposed change has been given. should it be necessary at any time to call an extraordinary session for the amending of this Constitution, due notice shall be given in the call for such extraordinary session of any proposal concerning any amendment or amendments.

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Elected Personnel Job Descriptions President Administration

Evangelism

1. 2. 3. 4.

1.

Supervise the general work of the Conference Preside at Conference Session Chair Executive Committee Chair Conference sub-committees as voted by the Executive Committee 5. Co-ordinate and supervise Departmental Team 6. Represent Conference on Union Committees 7. Formulate overall plan for the growth and development of Conference in consultation with Fellow officers & Department heads 8. Chair Conference School Boards 9. Ensure that Conference operates within agreed church policy 10. Chair Administrative Committee

Pastoral Care 1. 2. 3. 4.

5. 6. 7.

8.

Ensure that churches are provided with pastoral care Advise Ministerial employees regarding their work Evaluate the work of ministerial employees through appropriate channels Recommend to Executive Committee suitable individuals for employment as ministerial workers Pastor of Isolated Members Participate in the pastoral care of the churches, by way of preaching, seminars, etc. Organise Conference-wide nurture events for spiritual inspiration and growth of members, such as Camp Meeting Prepare quarterly Preaching Plan

2.

Personnel 1.

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Supervise elected staff, ministerial workers and institution heads

Communication 1. 2.

3.

Keep in touch with workers by way of post, telephone, visits, workers meetings, etc. Keep workers informed of Conference programme and significant developments in the church which impinge on the work of the church Keep local church leadership informed of Conference programme and developments in the Conference and wider church which affects the local church

General 1. 2. 3.

Support all employees in their work Promote the Conference programme in churches Perform such other duties as requested by the Executive Committee

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Co-ordinate the evangelistic programme of the Conference Participate in the evangelistic programme of the Conference by personal involvement with local church programmes

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Executive Secretary Administration

Pastoral Care

1.

1.

2. 3. 4. 5.

6.

7.

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Keep records of proceedings of Sessions of the Conference Keep records of Meetings of Executive Committees Maintain CEU record Maintain church membership records Be familiar with church policies and interpret them when required to Process Retirement Application Membership Transfers between Conference church and others Service requests Etc. Train and support Church Clerks and ensure the Church Clerks function meets the needs of the local church clerks, the BUC and any legislative requirements that may apply. Be Responsible for quarterly Membership/ Baptism report from churches and for consolidated version to BUC Process credentials/licences as voted by Session/Executive Committee Chair Executive Committee in the absence of the president Ensure that actions of Executive Committee and Sessions are implemented Supervise preparatory work for Conference Sessions Supervise unelected staff in Conference office Assist in planning and organising camp meetings, sessions and similar events

2. 3. 4.

Participate in the pastoral work of the Conference Assist the president in the supervision of ministerial workers Advise employees in their work Arrange Speakers for office worship

Evangelism 1.

Participate in the evangelistic work of the Conference

Personnel 1. 2.

Oversee the work of the Associate Executive Secretary (Human Resources) Conduct regular Conference office Staff Meetings

General 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

7.

Deputise for President in his absence Promote the general work of the Conference in local churches Act as office manager Maintain Workers Directory Conduct an annual evaluation of services offered by the Secretary Act as policy holder for Health & Safety and act as or appoint the Health and safety Officer for the Head Office building, local churches, ministers and members Effect secondments and inter divisional transfers

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Ensure compliance with new legislation as required by the SEC e.g. Disability Discrimination Act and issues of concern to the charity commissioners

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Work under the supervision of the President Accountable to Executive Committee Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee

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Conference Treasurer 1.

2. 3.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

9.

10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

15.

16.

Manages the finances of the Conference in harmony with SDA organisational policies and towards spiritual ends as determined by the objectives of the Church Acts as steward of assets entrusted to the church, i.e. money, equipment, buildings, etc. Facilitates the work of the officers of the Conference, departmental directors, ministerial employees, institution heads and other employees. Leads and supervises the treasury team within the office Supervises and trains local church treasurers Is responsible for the receipt of all Conference Funds Reports on Conference funds to Churches Accounts for Conference Funds to Executive Committee at least once per quarter by way of financial and management statements Is responsible for the authorisation of expenditure within the bounds of the approved budget Prepares accounts for auditing Provides auditing service to churches Supports subsidiary institutions in financial planning Prepares an annual budget for the Conference Participates in the construction of plans and policies for the development of the Conference Work with the stewardship director and other leaders in seeking to optimise tithes, offerings, covenants, etc. Promote the general work of the Conference in churches

17. Assist churches in formulating plans for the acquisition/development of church buildings 18. Work under the supervision of the President 19. Accountable to Executive Committee 20. Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee 21. Conduct an annual evaluation of services offered by Treasury

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Children’s Ministries Director 1.

To advise the Conference President and Executive Committee on activities and requirements for children’s Sabbath school, junior Adventist youth (or similar) and holiday bible schools etc. 2. To serve as a resource person and consultant for local churches in respect of children’s Sabbath school, adventurers, junior Adventist youth (or similar) and holiday bible schools etc. 3. To advise on the utilisation of resources and materials in ministries operated for children 4. To advise churches on how to co-ordinate the various programmes provided for children within a single ministry framework (i.e., through children’s ministries) 5. To facilitate training workshops for the range of ministries operated for children 6. To encourage the establishment of Holiday Bible Schools 7. To participate in the resourcing of children’s ministries 8. Work under the supervision of the President 9. Accountable to the Executive Committee 10. Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee 11. Conduct an annual evaluation of services offered by the Children’s Ministries department

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Church Growth Director Goals:

Accountability

To provide support for administrators, departmental directors, pastors, lay leaders and churches to make a transition from current levels of performance in ministry to attain more eectively such strategic objectives as everymember-ministry, healthy local churches and a mission-driven approach to the pursuit of key endeavours at every level within the Conference.

The director for Church Growth works under the supervision of the president and is accountable to the Conference Executive Committee. 1. Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee 2. Conduct an annual evaluation of services oered by the Church Growth department

The goal of the department is to be achieved by its director: 1. Provide support and consultancy services to enable congregations to attain their strategic Objectives (for example Natural Church Development) 2. Providing support for pastors and church leaders in the implementation of the LIFEdevelopment initiative. 3. Working with pastors and church leaders in the programme to plant new churches, both of the traditional kind, as well as such congregations as might prove more responsive to individuals from unchurched and/or secular backgrounds. 4. Working with selected pastors and church leaders in predominantly black churches to put into place an evangelistic programme designed to attract members of the majority population. 5. Visiting and working with pastors and leadership teams to develop and implement strategies unique to their situation. 6. Providing a variety of training programmes which are designed to prepare relevant workers and members to fulďŹ l the goal of the department

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Communication Director 1.

Oversee the development of all (external to the SDA community) communication (print, broadcast, direct mail, electronic mail, audio tape and video production) from the South England Conference office, churches, schools & institutions. 2. Oversee the production of the Communicator from layout and design to production and distribution. 3. Oversee the design and management of the secadventist.org.uk website and continue to seek new technologies and opportunities to improve the effectiveness of web-related communication with all ministries. 4. Organise training for the Communication secretaries and personnel in local churches. 5. Provide and/or develop resources for Communication secretaries and personnel in local churches. 6. Oversee the implementation of a comprehensive publicity/media plan for major church events (Camp Meeting, SEC Session & Conference Day of Fellowship). 7. Encourage the development of a media response team to deal with major crisis in the SEC 8. To be member of the BUC Communication Advisory Committee that responds to major national issues. 9. To encourage and support the development of media personnel throughout the South England Conference. 10. Oversee the regular evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of church communication channels & vehicles and implement plans for improvement.

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Community Ministries Director 1.

2.

3. 4. 5.

6.

7.

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Supervise and develop the work of the Community Services department as defined by General Conference working policy Promote and encourage Community Service work in all churches throughout the Conference Territory by means of Preaching Appointments and other visits Encourage and assist in the organisation/ maintenance of Federations Support Federation Officers in their work Organise and assist in providing appropriate training for local church and Federation Officers and other related personnel Organise and attend Community Services Workshops and other Community Services events throughout the Conference and/or Union Organise Disaster Relief Appeals (local and overseas) in collaboration with Adra UK. Co-ordinate the collection and subsequent distribution of relief funds and supplies Manage the Conference Community Services budget Attend Federation Executive and Nominating Committees Attend general meetings of Federation when possible Participate in Conference evangelistic programme Promote the general work of the Conference in churches Work under the supervision of the President Accountable to Executive Committee Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee Conduct an annual evaluation of services offered by the Community Ministries department MAKING DISCIPLES | BUILDING COMMUNITIES

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Supervise and develop the work of the Family Department Organise/conduct events intended to promote good relationships within families Provide helpful materials to Family Life Director in churches Develop a programme for “Singles” within the church Provide pastors with a programme for pre-marital counselling Supervise the Conference Counselling Service Bring to attention of church leadership (Conference and local) family issues which the church should address Provide training for local Family Life Directors Organise and conduct at least one Family Camp per year Participate in the evangelistic programme of the Conference Participate in the Pastoral work of the Conference Promote the general work of the Conference in local churches Work under the supervision of the President Accountable to Executive Committee Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee Conduct an annual evaluation of services offered by the Family Ministries department

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Health Ministries Director 1. 2. 3.

4.

5. 6. 7.

To promote the Adventist Health lifestyle within the congregations of the Conference To provide training opportunities and events for local church Heath Ministries leaders To assist local churches by running health fairs, ďŹ tness screening, nutrition and lifestyle seminars, etc that promote change to a healthier lifestyle Work in conjunction with the BUC Director in promoting programmes that can be used as outreach opportunities for local congregations Work under the supervision of the President Accountable to the Executive Committee Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee

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6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

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Supervise and develop the work of the Ministerial Association Provide Support and counsel for ministerial workers and families Organise programmes for ministerial workers for professional and spiritual development Recommend reading list to ministers for professional development Organise with administration an annual event for ministerial workers designed to inspire and challenge Supervise the PREACH programme Organise an annual social event for ministerial workers and their families Ensure that Elders receive the Elders Digest Organise and conduct at least one training session per year for Elders Intervene in disputes between pastor and church in consultation with president Participate in Conference evangelistic programme Promote the general work of the Conference in churches Work under the supervision of the President Accountable to Executive Committee Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee Conduct an annual evaluation of services oered by the Ministerial department

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Personal Ministries Director 1.

Supervise and develop lay evangelism throughout the Conference 2. Train and inspire members for witnessing through: Retreats Area Meetings Seminars Lay Bible study course Lay preacher’s course 3. Provide church Personal Ministries Directors and Pastors with materials for promotion of local witnessing 4. Supervise the disbursement of funds from Conference lay evangelism budget 5. Develop/Adopt/Implement successful lay evangelism models 6. Lead and supervise the Ingathering programme of the Conference: a. Decide on nature of material (with other members of BUC Ingathering Committee) b. Order Ingathering materials for SEC through Treasury department c. Ensure that churches receive material d. Arrange workshops for Ingathering Agents f. Ensure prompt report from Ingathering Agents following close of campaign 7. Supervise summer scholarship programmes for Newbold students in conjunction with the Youth Department. 8. Promote the general work of the Conference in local churches 9. Participate in the evangelistic programme of the conference 10. Participate in the pastoral programme of the Conference 11. Work under the supervision of the President

12. Accountable to the Executive Committee 13. Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee. 14. Conduct an annual evaluation of services oered by the Personal Ministries Department

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Sabbath School Director 1.

To advise on the adaptation of resources and materials for use in the Sabbath School Department. 2. To promote the ethos of Sabbath School as a training ground for witnessing to others. 3. Provide local Sabbath School leaders & teachers with suitable material for their work. 4. To facilitate teacher training and Sabbath School workshops & seminars. 5. To encourage the establishment of branch Sabbath Schools 6. Promote the general work of the Conference in local churches 7. Participate in the evangelistic programme of the conference 8. Participate in the pastoral programme of the Conference 9. Work under the supervision of the President 10. Accountable to the Executive Committee 11. Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee. 12. Conduct an annual evaluation of services oered by the Sabbath School Department

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Stewardship Director 1.

Supervise and develop the general work of the Stewardship Department 2. Devise and maintain a plan whereby members are encouraged to be faithful to the Lord in tithes and oerings 3. Provide local Stewardship directors with material for the promotion of Stewardship and Trust Services. 4. Promote Conference -wide Development Fund (Church Building Fund) 5. Promote the Gift Aid Plan in consultation with Gift Aid Administrator and Treasury Department 6. Provide members with materials on church stewardship and conduct seminars on church stewardship. 7. Work under the supervision of the President 8. Accountable to Executive Committee 9. Perform such other duties as requested by Administration/Executive Committee 10. Conduct an annual evaluation of services oered by the Stewardship department

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Youth Director The Youth Director is to 1. 2. 3.

4. 5.

6. 7. 8.

9. 10. 11.

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13.

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Supervise and develop the youth work in the Conference Supervise the work of the Youth ministries team Oversee the work of the Associate Youth Director(s) in their designated youth ministry areas Develop and provide resource materials for use in local churches Ensure that ministry to young people is current and cutting edge while remaining Adventist and Biblical Develop and supervise a training programme for youth workers and leaders Conduct an annual evaluation of services oered by the Youth department Encourage and resource local youth leaders so that the AYS programme in local churches is constructive and relevant to the needs of young people in the church Become a voice in the public arena of youth work Conduct an annual event for youth workers and leaders Be conversant with Child Protection Policies, Health & Safety and updates and ensure that youth workers and leaders follow best practice in this connection Initiate the development of a comprehensive database of young people in the Conference in line with data protection legislation Identify and recruit youth workers for various areas of the Conference as funds allow

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14. Promote the general work of the Conference in churches 15. Work under the supervision of the President 16. Accountable to the Executive Committee 17. Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee


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Pathfinder Director 1. 2.

3.

4.

5. 6.

7.

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

Supervise the pathfinder programmes within the Conference Organise training for pathfinder leaders in harmony with both church and state requirements Promote Pathfinder work in churches throughout the Conference with a view to increasing and strengthening Pathfinders and clubs Develop a programme for pathfinders which will enable them to play a role in their local community Provide support for local pathfinder clubs Organise and conduct an annual pathfinder fair in harmony with the requirements of the pathfinder movement Organise an annual camporee for adventurers and pathfinders. This may take the form of a Conference, Union or Division event Liase with pastors as to how they can cater for the needs of pathfinders in their churches Work with Youth Directors in planning and conducting summer camps Participate in Conference evangelistic programme Participate in pastoral work of the Conference Promote the general work of the Conference in churches Camp Meeting Programmes for pathfinders Works under the supervision of the President Is accountable to the Executive Committee Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee Conduct an annual evaluation of services offered by the Youth department

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Supervise the teen’s programmes within the Conference Arrange for investiture of pathfinders when required by local clubs Organise events for teens Organise an annual teens prayer Conference Liase with pastors as to how they can cater for the needs of teens in their churches Work with Youth Directors in planning and conducting summer camps Participate in Conference evangelistic programme Participate in pastoral work of the Conference Promote the general work of the Conference in churches Camp Meeting Programmes for teens Works under the supervision of the President Is accountable to Executive Committee Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee Conduct an annual evaluation of services offered by the Youth department

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Women’s Ministries Director Goals and Objectives: •

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3. 4.

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6. 7. 8. 9.

To improve the potential and full utilisation of the resources of the women of the Adventist Church, thereby maximising the advancement of the church’s mission.w To provide information and advice to the officials of the church on issues related to and of particular concern to the women of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Supervise and develop the work of Women’s Ministries in the local churches Facilitate the development of culture – specific Women’s Ministries activities for local churches Organise Women’s Ministry retreats at various location around the Conference Continue to help churches find suitable leaders for the Women’s ministry and provide ministry training for them Work with the BUC Women’s Ministry Director in helping Women in the churches make a difference to our Adventist Mission Promote the general work of the Conference in churches Work under the supervision of the President Accountable to the Executive Committee Perform such other duties as requested by the Administration/Executive Committee

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