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Louisiana Baptist Convention Annual Meeting

November 13 - November 14

Proposed Amendments and Motions

Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws

According to the Bylaws of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, Article VII (Amendment of Bylaws), amendments sponsored by the Executive Board shall be posted to the LBC website and published in one (1) issue of the Baptist Message no later than fifteen (15) days before the meeting of the Convention.

The Louisiana Baptist Convention Executive Board, meeting September 26, 2017, at Tall Timbers Baptist Conference Center in Woodworth, Louisiana, adopted the following motions:

That the Louisiana Baptist Convention meeting at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 13-14, 2017, amend Article 1V, Section 2 of the Bylaws of the Louisiana Baptist Convention as follows:

The terms of members of boards shall be established as three (3) years. No member elected or appointed for a full term shall be eligible for more than two (2) complete successive terms on the same board. No member elected to serve as much as two (2) years of an unexpired term of any board shall be eligible for more than one (1) successive full term of three (3) years on the same board. A member shall be ineligible to serve on that board until an interval equal to the number of years served on that board shall have elapsed. A person shall not serve in more than one elected or appointed position at a time, unless authorized by the constitution in more than one elected or appointed position at a time, unless authorized by the constitution and bylaws. Upon the expiration of the term of any member of a board or committee, no person who is a member of the same church as the person whose term is expiring may serve on that same board or committee until one year following the expiration of the serving member’s term. Membership on all boards and committees collectively shall in all cases be limited to no more than two (2) the pastor and up to two (2) other members from any church at any one time. Existing board or committee members (other than pastors) who move to a church with two members currently serving on a board or committee shall be rendered ineligible to serve. No more than one member of the same church may serve on the same board or committee. The terms of members of committees shall be established as three (3) years. No member elected or appointed for a full term or elected to fill an unexpired term shall be eligible to succeed himself until an interval equal to the number of years served on that committee shall have elapsed.

That the Louisiana Baptist Convention meeting at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 13-14, 2017, amend Article 1II, Section 2 and Article III, Section 3, of the Bylaws of the Louisiana Baptist Convention as follows:

Section 2. The Committee on Committees shall be composed of nine (9) members one-third of whom shall be appointed each year by the president. This Committee shall nominate to the Convention the membership of all other committees of the Convention and shall nominate or appoint the membership of special committees as instructed by the Convention. The Committee shall also nominate for election the chairman and vice chairman of all Convention committees. Vacancies occurring during the year shall may be filled by recommendation from this Committee to the Executive Board and may be approved by the Board in any of its regular or special meetings or by mail poll of the Board.

Section 3. The Committee on Nominations shall be composed of fifteen (15) members. It shall nominate to the Convention all members of boards of the Convention, including the Executive Board of the Convention. Vacancies on boards occurring prior to the May Executive Board meeting shall may be filled by recommendation from this Committee to the Executive Board. Vacancies occurring after the May meeting shall be left vacant until the Convention in November.

Procedures for the Making of a Motion

Guidelines for the Making of Motions at the Louisiana Baptist Convention

It is important to remember that motions may only deal with one topic at a time. When making a motion, you should be as brief as possible and always begin with the phrase “I move that…” If you are making a subsidiary motion (one that deals with a motion already on the floor), it must be relevant to the motion currently under consideration and not be a motion that is the same or substantially similar to one already dealt with by this convention. If your motion is a privileged motion, it must not be dilatory (unnecessary or made only to delay the conduct of business). If your motion seeks to amend the Louisiana Baptist Convention Articles of Incorporation or Louisiana Baptist Convention Bylaws, please review these documents in advance for special rules regarding the process of amendment prior to offering your motion. A copy of the LBC Articles of Incorporation and LBC Bylaws are found in your Book of Reports.

Important Steps in wording your motion:

  • A motion should direct that the Convention take some sort of action or refrain from taking some action. Include only the action you want to see taken in your motion.
    • Do not include supporting reasons for adopting your motion in the motion itself. This is done during debate and as the maker of the motion, you will have first opportunity to speak to your motion.
    • Do not make a motion that the Convention not adopt some other main motion or attempt to amend a main motion in such a way that it becomes the opposite of its original intent. If you are against a certain motion, simply vote no.
    • If you wish to amend a motion, you may move to strike out words from that motion and replace them with other words or you may move to simply add or take away words from the motion. It is not proper to make a “substitute motion” which seeks to completely change the words of a motion so that it is no longer what was originally offered.
    • If you offer a motion during the report of a convention entity or the Executive Board, do not address the person making the report; only address the chair and state your motion directly to him.

The following may be used when making motions on the floor of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Please provide a copy to the President or Secretary before making your motion.

Proposed Motion to the Louisiana Baptist Convention

Name of Messenger: ________________________________
Name of Church: __________________________________

The wording of any motion should easily fit on the lines below. When making your motion, please state your name and the church from which you are a messenger. Then address the chair as follows:

Mr. President:

I move that:_________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________________________

Download Guidelines for the Making of Motions.

Schedule

Monday Evening

O. S. Hawkins
Gevan Spinney, Presiding
Worship Leader, Jeremy Dailey

3:00 pmPre-Convention Executive Board Meeting
Hope – Room 201
(Meal to follow meeting)
4:00 – 5:15 pmMinister of Missions Roundtable
Hope – Room 101
4:00 – 5:15 pmStatewide Asian Fellowship
Nagoya Restaurant
3202 Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Baton Rouge
4:30 pmFront of Worship Center
Following Evening Session (if needed)
Hope – Room 113
4:30 – 5:30 pmAfrican American Meet and Greet
Bain Fellowship Hall
4:45 – 5:15 pmNew Church Reception
Chapel
5:30 pmCall to Order/Welcome: Gevan Spinney
Praise and Worship
Prayer: Checkerz Williams
5:45 pmPresidential Appointments: Tellers Chair, Tellers, Parliamentarian
Committee Reports:
• Credentials: Charles Wesley
• Order of Business: Tommy Middleton
5:50 pmSpecial Music
6:00 pmBible Study: O. S. Hawkins
6:20 pmIntroduction of Motions
6:30 pmLouisiana College Report: Rick Brewer
6:55 pmState Missions Report: Compassion Ministries, Jeff Cook
7:00 pmLift Your Eyes: Gevan Spinney/David Hankins
Benediction: Jason McGuffie
Following Evening SessionLouisiana College Reception
Student Center

Tuesday Morning

John Fream
Gevan Spinney, Presiding
Worship Leader, Jeremy Dailey

7:00 amDiscover Church Planting Breakfast
Frank’s Restaurant
17425 Airline Hwy.
Prairieville
7:00 amHaiti Breakfast
Chapel
8:30 amCall to Order: Gevan Spinney
Praise and Worship
Prayer: George Guillory
Following Morning Session (if needed)Committee on Order of Business Meeting
Hope – Room 113
8:40 amBible Study: O. S. Hawkins
9:00 amCommittee on Order of Business Report: Tommy Middleton
9:05 amIntroduction of Motions
9:10 amState Missions Report: Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Mark Robinson
9:15 amLouisiana Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries Report: Perry Hancock
9:30 amElection of Convention President
9:40 amMiscellaneous Business
9:50 amAnnouncements
Special Music
9:55 amExecutive Board Report: Eddie Wren
10:10 amState Missions Report: Church Planting, Lane Corley
10:15 amCommittee Reports:
• Committee on Nominations: Lee Wesley
• Committee on Committees: Scott Sullivan
10:25 amElection of First Vice President
10:35 amBaptist Message Report: Will Hall
10:45 amCommittee on Moral and Social Concerns Report: Mike Holloway
10: 50 amConvention Worship Service
Special Music
Convention Sermon: John Fream
Benediction: David Lee

Tuesday Afternoon

Steve Gaines
Gevan Spinney, Presiding
Worship Leader, Jeremy Dailey

12:00 pmChurch Planting Network Lunch
Bain Fellowship Hall
12:00 pmNew Orleans Seminary Alumni Lunch
Hope – Room 201
12:00 p, Retiree/Bi-Vocational Lunch
Chapel
1:45 pmCall to Order: Gevan Spinney
Praise and Worship
Prayer: Carlos Meza
2:00 pmCommittee on Order of Business Report: Tommy Middleton
2:05 pmBible Study: O. S. Hawkins
2:25 pmSeminaries Report: Chuck Kelley
2:40 pmState Missions Report: Women’s Missions and Ministry, Janie Wise
2:45 pmElection of Second Vice President
2:55 pmCommittee on Resolutions Report: Scott Teutsch
3:05 pmLouisiana Baptist Foundation Report: Wayne Taylor
3:15 pmState Missions Report: Pastoral Leadership, Bill Robertson
3:20 pmMiscellaneous Business
3:30 pmSpecial Music
3:40 pmMessage: Steve Gaines
4:10 pmIntroduction of New Ministers and Retirees: David Hankins
4:20 pmPresentation of New Officers
Recognition of Outgoing Officers
4:30 pmBenediction: Marvin Leleux

Plan Ahead

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November 13
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November 14
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Venue

Istrouma Baptist Church
10500 Sam Rushing Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70816 United States
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Phone:
(225) 295-0775
Website:
www.istrouma.org