The Leadership Team of the Church of the Brethren will be seeking Standing Committee affirmation to withdraw the new business item titled “Change in Delegate Representation at Annual Conference” due to an oversight in process.
The Leadership Team is permitted by polity to recommend polity changes. After this proposed polity change was printed in the Conference booklet, however, the Leadership Team realized that it would also involve a change to the Church of the Brethren bylaws, and amendments to the bylaws can only be proposed by the Mission and Ministry Board or by a congregation through the query process.
The Leadership Team will therefore ask the Mission and Ministry Board at the October 2018 meeting to consider amending the bylaws regarding delegate representation. If the board decides to propose an amendment to the bylaws, it will bring its proposal as a future item of business.