Gathering in Two Parts: An Updated NCD Annual Conference

Brothers and Sisters in the NCD,

First, let me share our updated plan for the 2020 NCD District Conference. This two-part plan has come together through prayer, collaboration between our district staff & board of directors, and consultation with trusted EFCA leaders (especially related to the legal issues that are involved).

Part 1: We will gather online on Monday, June 1st at 10:00 am.

The purpose of this virtual meeting will be to share our proposed 2020-21 district budget, to allow time for feedback & questions, and to encourage NCD pastors and church leaders. Since our bylaws do not have a provision authorizing the conduct of business by the conference by remote communication, we will not require registration and will not be holding any electronic votes. After listening to feedback, our district board will provide initial approval of our 2020-21 NCD budget (to be later ratified by our conference). In light of recent events, we anticipate presenting a flat budget (with spending levels equal to those previously affirmed by the 2019 NCD conference).

Part 2: We will gather in-person on Monday, August 31st (12:00 pm-5:00 pm).

This meeting will include a worship service, fellowship, affinity gatherings, box lunch (if possible) and a special business session to ratify the 2020 budget and vote on other important matters before our NCD family. Registration will be required and will open on June 1st after our virtual meeting (location TBD).

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions about this.  Godspeed as you look to Jesus for patience, wisdom and energy for service in the days ahead.

In Christ,

Brian Farone, District Superintendent