Plan of Organization

This is meant to be the current, working document known as the Plan of Organization for the Great Plains Conference of The United Methodist Church. It was originally approved by action of the Uniting Conference on Aug. 23, 2013. Download the full original document. 
 

Introduction

 

Section 1:

  • Mission, Calling and Vision
  • Missional Priorities

 

Section 2:

  • Locations
  • Districts
  • Structure
  • Lay Equalization Plan for Annual Conference Membership
  • United Methodist Men
  • United Methodist Women
  • Great Plains Resource Center
  • Relationship to Camps
  • Relationship to New Church Development
  • Relationship to Campus Ministries
  • Archives/Historical Centers

 

Section 3:

  • Protection from Abuse Policies in the Great Plains
  • Parsonage Standards
  • Moving Guidelines
  • Chancellors
  • Local Church Insurance Policies

 

Section 4:

  • Staffing
  • Extended Cabinet
  • Personnel Policies
  • Operating Rules & Procedures
  • Personnel Benefits
  • District Superintendent (DS) and Director Salary
  • District Administrative Assistants
  • Council on Finance & Administration
  • Budget

 

Section 5:

  • Pensions and Health Benefits
  • Rental/Housing/Household Expense Allowance for Clergy Housing
  • Health Insurance and Allowance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Use of Reserves
  • Equitable Compensation Policies

 

Section 6:

  • Board of Ordained Ministry
  • Clergy & Conference Email Addresses
  • Certified Lay Ministry (CLM)

 

Section 7:

  • Agreement of Consolidation
  • Articles of Incorporation and By-laws

         1. Great Plains Annual Conference
         2. Great Plains United Methodist New Church Development
         3. Great Plains United Methodist Camps, Inc.
         4. Great Plains United Methodist Campus Ministry, Inc.

 

Section 8:

  • Relationships to Foundations
  • Relationships with Colleges, Universities and Health and Welfare Institutions
  • Relationships to Other Organizations

 

Section 9:

  • Nominations Report