There is much debate and discussion about this topic. And how the bylaws can support what our constituents want. Being that a blog has already been submitted on this topic I am not going to re-post but I will inform of you the constituents of what has been communicated to me by several delegates and ministers in this conference.
Reportedly, there are strong forces at work that want to prevent our current incumbents name from being nominated for an up or down vote by the constituents.
What this means is that you, as delegates, may not have an opportunity to even vote on your current president and other elected officials representing the SWRC. You may be presented with a totally different name come constituency meeting at the end of May. If you reject this name the small committee will have to meet again and present you with another name. More than likely it may not be our current incumbent.
If small pockets or “cliques” of people have stacked the small committee to not even consider the current president or your desires for elected offices then “Houston, Dallas, Austin, Nacadoches, Lufkin, Cleburne, New Orleans, Alexandria, Tulsa, Little Rock, El Paso,” we have a problem.
There have been reports that small committee members were selected for this purpose by members in your local churches. Is this what, you, the constituents want? This blog does not promote any particular person only the process for which decisions are made excluding the will of the people.
If you want your current incumbent then you must communicate. You must contact your local delegates who are respresenting you on the nominating committee and tell them how you want them to vote. They represent you not Frank, Dino, and Jerry.
If you don’t want the current incumbents then communicate your desires and pray for God to give you direction for who would best lead this conference.
Do not let the “Few Make Decisions for the Many.” Get involved. If you’ve been reading this blog daily, then you see the challenges beginning to emerge within this conference… We, the constituents, can change them! We have to work together. Get on the phone, call your pastor, find out what’s going on. It’s okay to ask tough questions.
If you need assistance you can email me at email@example.com . I will help you get in contact with those who are representing you on the small committee.