2014 Conference Journal

The 2014 Journal of the Annual Conference session is available below in a downloadable PDF format.

If you did not order a copy of the Journal, either on paper, or CD, contact:

Missouri Annual Conference
Phone 573-441-1770

Missouri Annual Conference 2014 Journal - digital edition


Covers Front and back cover, contact information (PDF)


  Inside Front Cover  (PDF)  
Forward Introductory Information (PDF)  
  District Map i
  Table of Contents ii
  Contact Info for Conference Offices and Staff v
  Mission and Vision vii
  Five Expectations and Five Practices viii
  Offerings ix
  District Superintendents x
Section A Episcopal Leadership (PDF)  
  Missouri Bishops and Surviving Spouses A-2
  2014 Extended Cabinet A-3
  2014 Ordinands A-4
Section B Leaders (PDF)  
  Conference Officers B-3
  1 Council B-4
  2 Teams (for edited version of Values Team click here) B-5
  3 Boards B-9
  4 Commissions B-13
  5 Committees B-13
  6 Task Forces B-16
  7 Conference Organizations B-16
  8 District Officers B-19
  9 Wesley Foundation and Related Institutions B-30
  10 Service Beyond the Missouri Conference B-33
Section C Directories  
  2014 Retirees C-2
  Church Directory (PDF) C-4
  Pastoral Directory C-51
  Surviving Spouse Directory C-201
  Lay Members of Annual Conference Directory C-205
  Certified Lay Speakers Directory C-208
Section D Sessions (PDF)  
  Friday, June 6 - Opening Session D-2 
  Friday, June 6 - Afternoon Session D-4
  Saturday, June 7 - Session D-6
  Monday, June 9 - Session D-11
  Proposal to Reduce the Number of Districts in the Missouri Conference D-14
  The Business of the Annual Conference D-15
  Part I Organization and General Business D-15
  Part II Pertaining to Ordained Ministers and Local Pastors D-22
  Part III Certification in Specialized D-50
  Part IV Certified Lay Ministry D-52
  Part V Diaconal Ministry D-52
  Part VI Appointments and Concluding Business D-53
Section E Appointments (PDF)  
  Gateway Central E-2
  Gateway Regional E-5
  Heartland (Central & South) E-7
  Mark Twain E-11
  Mid-State E-13
  Northwest (Heartlad North & Pony Express) E-16
  Ozarks (North & South) E-19
  Southeast E-22
  Southwest E-24
  Missouri Clergy Service Record E-26
Section F Rules & Policies  (PDF)  
  Missouri Annual Conference Standing Rules F-2
  100 Conference Structure F-2
  200 Annual Conference Membership and Session F-8
  300 Financial and Statistical Administration F-9
  400 Clergy Benefits F-10
  500 District Conference F-11
  Board of Trustees and Policies and Procedures F-12
  Clergy Support Team Policies and Procedures F-13
  Health Insurance - Active F-13
  Health Insurance - Retirees F-14
  Moving Expense Reimbursement for Retirees F-16
  Death Benefit Payments F-16
  Equitable Compensation Minimum Salary & Grants F-17
  Arrearage Policy F-17
  Policy on Parsonages and Cash Housing Allowance F-17
  Standards and Guidelines for Church Provided Residences F-19
  2015 Comprehensive Benefit Funding Plan Summary F-21
  Council on Finance and Administration Policies F-24
  I. General Policies and Procedures F-24
  II. Recommendations on General Church & Conference Support F-27
  III. Approved Special Offerings F-29
  Council on Finance and Administration Internal Policies F-30
  Membership F-30
  Conference Reserve Fund F-33
  Investment of Conference Funds F-33
  Other Policies F-33
  Moving Report F-34
  2015 Moving Policy F-34
Section G Reports (PDF)  
  Clergy Support Team G-2
  Guidelines for Providing Equitable Compensation G-3
  Process of Approval G-4
  Retired Minister's Day G-5
  Moving Expense Reimbursement G-5
  Death Benefit Payments G-5
  Health Insurance G-5
  Proposed Budget for 2015 G-6
  2015 Comprehensive Benefit Funding Plan G-6
  Episcopacy and Episcopal Residence Committees G-7
  Reports from Affiliate Educational Institutions G-8
  Candler School of Theology G-8
  Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary G-9
  Higher Education & Ministry G-11
  Lydia Patterson G-13
  Perkins School of Theology G-14
  Saint Paul School of Theology G-15
  Shalom House G-16
  Southern Methodist University G-17
  United Theological Seminary G-18
  Reports that did not require approval by the Annual Conference are not printed here.  

There is a permanent file kept in the Conference Office.

Section H Historical     (PDF)  
  Memoirs of God's Faithful Servents H-2
  Missouri Conference H-2
  Clergy Spouses H-5
  Mozambique Conference: Clergy and Spouses H-7
  The Unchanging Role of the Honored Dead H-8
Section I Administration  (PDF)  
  2015 Missouri Annual Conference Budget I-2
  2013 Treasurer's Report I-11
  2013 Statistical Tables I-20
  Gateway Central I-20
  Gateway Regional I-30
  Heartland Central I-48
  Heartland North I-58
  Heartland South I-76
  Mark Twain I-94
  Mid-State I-112
  Ozark North I-130
  Ozark South I-140
  Pony Express I-150
  Southeast I-168
  Southwest I-186