Clergy and Lay Delegates
Vote to Approve
the Special General Conference Motion
to Adopt 10% Assessment Rate
14 November 2018
In a Special General Conference on 7-8 November 2018, registered Clergy and Lay Delegates voted in favor of the motion to adopt a 10% assessment rate for affiliated churches.
The Motion Presented for Special General Conference Vote
The General Conference adopt a 10% Assessment rate for Affiliated Churches, with present deductions remaining intact.
The motion to
adopt a 10% Assessment rate for Affiliated Churches, with present deductions remaining intact, received a vote of “In Favor” from
72 out of 90
(80%) Clergy Delegates
70 out of 85
(82.35%) Lay Delegates
Eighteen (18) Clergy Delegates out of 90 (20%) “Opposed” the motion, and 15 Lay Delegates out of 85 (17.65%) “Opposed” the motion.
7 November 2018 at 6:00 am ET / 11:00 GMT through 9 November at 6:00 am ET / 11:00 GMT.
Total number of Delegates who registered to vote:
- 186 - Clergy House
- 143 - Lay House
Total number who voted:
There were no invalid votes.
The new Assessment rate will begin 1 January 2019.
If you have questions about the Assessment rate for your church, please contact Dr. David Williams, MCC Governing Board Treasurer, at
Thank you to everyone who thoughtfully and prayerfully considered their participation in this vote.
Rev. Miak Siew, Vice-Chair
Dr. David Williams, Treasurer
Rev. Joe Cobb, Clerk
Rev. Victoria Burson, Governance Chair
Rev. Onetta Brooks
Rev. Elder Rachelle Brown, Interim Moderator