The 66th Annual Conference Session for the North Carolina Conference Youth submitted a resolution which strongly encourages each charge conference to select at least one delegate to the Annual Conference Session for Youth and have this name included in charge conference reports. It was recommended by the Resolutions Committee to the Annual Conference and accepted by the Annual Conference with an amendment to encourage church finance committees to include scholarship money for youth to attend ACS.
The Methodist Federation for Social Action Committee resolution asks the North Carolina Annual Conference to call for the North Carolina General Assembly to enact concrete measures to protect children and the general public from gun violence. The resolution passed with two amendments – to add language sending the resolution to all members of the 2019-2020 General Assembly and striking the “whereas” encouraging churches to display signs banning firearms on church property.
A resolution submitted by Rev. Dr. John M. Crowe dealt with clergy evaluation. It was not recommended by the Resolutions Committee because clergy assessment is a matter for the Cabinet to consider rather than the Annual Conference. The Annual Conference voted to refer this item to the Bishop and Cabinet.
Five committees of the Annual Conference submitted a joint resolution inviting the Annual Conference to support and encourage cross-racial and cross-cultural appointment of pastors. This resolution was accepted without amendment.