2023 Business Session
Wednesday morning and afternoon (July 12) have been set aside for the Business session. There will be reports from various denominational leaders, along with proposals for revising the Discipline.
Every UB church can send at least one layperson as a voting delegate, and most actively-serving UB ministers also have voting status. The requirements are spelled out in ¶503 of the UB Discipline.
Lay Delegates. For this conference, the formula is based on the average attendance in 2021: one lay delegate for the first 150 persons, and an additional delegate for each 100 persons after that.
Clergy Delegates. Ministers are eligible if they hold a Specialized Minister or National Conference license, and are employed by a United Brethren church in the US National Conference. That covers most ministers. A few other requirements are spelled out in ¶503.1.