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Resolution 12 – The General Council of the Assemblies of God Operations Manual

WHEREAS, The Vision for Transformation’s recommendation to the 2005 General Presbytery/General Council revising Article XVIII of the General Council Bylaws was withdrawn at the request of the general superintendent and referred back to a committee appointed by the Executive Presbytery with the understanding that said committee would report to the 2006 General Presbytery and 2007 General Council; and

WHEREAS, The 2005 General Council in Denver, Colorado, adopted Bylaws, Article XII. THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD ORGANIZATIONAL MANUAL, page 133, which authorized the establishment of The General Council of the Assemblies of God Organizational Manual to be administered by the Board of Administration as approved by the Executive Presbytery, subject to the approval of the General Presbytery; and

WHEREAS, The duties of the general superintendent as outlined in Article III. DUTIES OF OFFICERS, PRESBYTERS, BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION, Section 1. Duties of the General Superintendent, page 99, of the Bylaws state that the general superintendent shall superintend all work of The General Council of the Assemblies of God; and

WHEREAS, The proposed The General Council of the Assemblies of God Operations Manual will be a supporting document to The General Council of the Assemblies of God Organizational Manual; therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That General Council Bylaws, Article XVIII.GENERAL COUNCIL POLICY MANUAL, page 143, which reads:

ARTICLE XVIII. GENERAL COUNCIL POLICY MANUAL

The General Presbytery shall be empowered to develop and maintain a set of documents referred to as the General Council Policy Manual. These documents shall set forth the policies, procedures, guidelines, and parameters relating to the operation and structure of divisions, departments, commissions, and ministries of The General Council of the Assemblies of God. The General Council Policy Manual shall be administered by the Board of Administration. The Executive Presbytery shall submit annually to the General Presbytery all proposed additions, deletions, and modifications to the General Council Policy Manual for approval or amendment by the General Presbytery. The General Council Policy Manual shall be available upon request to churches and credentialed ministers.

Be amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE XVIII. THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD OPERATIONS MANUAL

The office of the general superintendent shall develop and maintain a set of documents referred to as The General Council of the Assemblies of God Operations Manual. These documents shall set forth the procedures, guidelines, and parameters relating to the operation of divisions, departments, commissions, and ministries of The General Council of the Assemblies of God as outlined in The General Council of the Assemblies of God Organizational Manual. The General Council of the Assemblies of God Operations Manual shall be administered by the Board of Administration and shall be approved by the Executive Presbytery. An updated copy will be made available to the General Presbytery at its annual meeting. The General Council of the Assemblies of God Operations Manual shall be available upon request to all General Council affiliated churches and licensed or ordained ministers of The General Council of the Assemblies of God.

Sponsor: Executive Presbytery