Any nominee must qualify in accordance with the 2016 Book of Discipline ¶36. Article V. --The lay delegates to the General and jurisdictional or central conferences shall be elected by the lay members of the annual conference or provisional annual conference without regard to age, provided such delegates shall have been professing members of The United Methodist Church for at least two years next preceding their election, and shall have been active participants in The United Methodist Church for at least four years next preceding their election, and are members thereof within the annual conference electing them at the time of holding the General and jurisdictional or central conferences.
Each person should submit her/his nomination on the Lay Delegate Nomination Form.
Online forms are the preferred method. All information must be provided as requested on the form.
A high-resolution photo of the nominee should be mailed or e-mailed following the submission of the nomination form no later than March 1, 2019, to email@example.com, or mail photo to:
Office of Communication
Attn: Lyn Cosby
898 Arkadelphia Road
Birmingham AL 35204
The 2019 PreConference Book (Journal vol. 1) will include nominees’ statements and pictures. All lay members of 2019 Annual Conference will receive a copy of this publication prior to the Annual Conference gathering Nominees’ statements and pictures will also be posted on the North Alabama Conference website by April 1, 2019.
In addition, all lay nominees who turn in their self-nomination form by March 1, 2019, will be invited to record a 90 second video to be posted on the Conference website with their submitted nomination statement. The Office of Communication staff will record each nominee’s video and post it online.
There will be three recording opportunities for a nominee to have her/his video recorded during the month of March 2019:
All lay nominees will be emailed a form to sign up for a video recording time slot on Monday, March 4, 2019.