Delegates & District Conference Business

  • The 57th annual meeting of the Pacific Southwest District of the Church of the Brethren
    • Business Session convenes Saturday morning on the web as a virtual meeting, November 14, 2020
    • District Conference web events are spread out over the week, November 9-15, 2020
    • On Sunday November 15 pastors in every PSWD congregation will be urged to preach on this year’s DC theme, and members throughout the district will be encouraged to attend services virtually with some other PSWD congregation.
  • Delegates and Non-delegates alike are invited to participate in the business meeting. All observers will learn from the reports and presentations.
    • Only credentialed delegates can vote, and only when logged in on the web with their “custom” delegate event link.
    • Anyone present may speak to the business at hand by “raising a virtual hand” and waiting to be acknowledged.
  • Business Book, Reports, Ballot …
  • Each church pays $100 which covers the conference registration for all of the congregation’s delegates and members.
  • Each church is entitled to at least 4 voting delegates: Pastor, Board Chair, and 2 congregational representatives.
  • Delegate voting credential “web-cards” are e-mailed to each church office in the summer. The web-card will be due in the District Office by 9/15/2020Call 909-406-5368 if your church needs help with the process.
    • Have your church treasurer pay the all-inclusive $100 fee.
    • Have your Pastor or Moderator certify a delegate voting credential web-card for each delegate.
    • The PDF Business Book will email in October directly to each delegate as listed on on the Delegate Voting Credential Card.
  • A verified Delegate Voting Credential Web-Card is required for the sending of the voting log-in link to each delegate for the Business Session at District Conference.
  1. Congregation Pays $100: (Link to Arrange Payment of the $100) This one fee covers conference registration for the church’s delegates and any church members, PDF Business Books for everyone, and paper Business Books by special arrangement with the District Office.
  2. Congregation returns: (by August 31) Delegate Voting Credential Web-Card(s) which name(s) the delegate(s) which will assure that they receive a custom voting link, but it does not register them for District Conference.
  3. Delegates register online: (by October 26) Each delegate is responsible for completing his or her own voting credentials by registering online for the conference no later than the October 26, 2020 deadline. The $100 paid by the church in “Part 1” covers registration, and a PDF Business Book.
  4. Church Members Register online: (by October 26) The $100 paid by the church in “Part 1” covers member registration and a PDF business book. If needed, members can pre-order a paper Business Book for $10 until September 30 as part of their online registration.
  • This year is a virtual “on the web” conference, so there is no travel.
  • Delegates that live over 250 miles from La Verne, California, qualify.
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