ARTICLE V - BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
The Executive Board shall consist of officers named in Article IV, Section 1, two Liaison Representatives as provided in Article V, Section 3, chairpersons of all standing committees, the chairperson of the Camp Dixie Board of Directors, the ACCENC Director of Student Ministries, and the President or Chairperson of each conference-wide auxiliary. The Executive Board shall conduct all regular business of the ACCENC between sessions, appoint persons to fill vacancies on the Board, and assist all committees as needed.
The Executive Board shall require that any organization and all committees receiving appropriations from the conference budget have a printed Treasurer’s Report presented to the ACCENC annual session.
The Executive Board shall appoint a four member committee (excluding any member of the Executive Board), to review financial transaction of the ACCENC each year and submit a written report to the Annual Conference. The Conference Treasurer shall serve as an ex-officio member of this committee.
Standing Committees shall be as follows: Ministerial, Home Missions, Nominating. Each committee shall consist of six members who shall serve three years on a rotating system. After the first year, two members shall be elected annually. The Executive Board shall appoint replacements for any unexpired term. No person shall represent more than one committee on the Executive Board. Only Ordained Ministers shall be eligible to serve on the Ministerial Committee.
PART 1 - MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE
The Ministerial Committee shall choose its chairperson by majority vote of the committee within two weeks of the ACCENC Annual Session. It shall (a) provide annual report blanks for licensees and report results to the Conference Session; (b) examine all grievances of licensees or charges against licensees; (c) examine upon written application from a local church all candidates as to call, consecration and purpose for certification of all licenses; (d) establish a protocol for the renewal of all licenses and the transfer of all licenses according to the Manual of Practice and Procedure for the Christian Ministry as ratified by the ACCENC.
PART 2 – HOME MISSIONS COMMITTEE
The Home Missions Committee shall choose its chairperson by majority vote of the committee within two weeks of the ACCENC annual session. Its duties shall include assisting weaker churches and promoting and establishing new churches. It shall annually present a plan for conference growth.
PART 3 - NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The Nominating Committee shall choose its chairperson by majority vote of the committee within two weeks of the ACCENC annual session. It shall present a written ballot at each annual session providing nominees for all elected offices, leaving space for nominations from the floor.
An Inland (District) Liaison person and Coastal (District) Liaison person shall be elected at the annual session of the ACCENC. They shall reflect the concerns and views of their districts to the Executive Board.
The Executive Board and/or the President of the ACCENC shall appoint special committees as needed. Some of the regularly appointed committees and their duties may be:
PART 1 – PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE
The duties of the Public Relations Committee shall be to foster and promote a policy of public relations at the Conference level; to engender a spirit of unity and cooperation between local churches; to use the media of newspapers, radio and television as well as other means of promotion to keep Advent Christian Churches before the public; to make the public conscious that Advent Christian Churches are evangelistic and serve our Lord.
It shall serve as an advisory committee to all ACCENC churches who have programs or projects to promote.
PART 2 – BUSINESS COMMITTEE
This Committee shall receive items of business in writing with signature for presentation at the ACCENC annual session. It shall prepare and present said items to the delegate body in the form of a motion. When the ACCENC is not in annual session, items of business needing immediate action received by this committee shall be referred to the Executive Board.
PART 3 – BUDGET COMMITTEE
This Committee shall formulate an annual budget for the ACCENC consisting of the General Fund, Camp Dixie Operational Fund, ACCENC Operation Fund, Home Missions Fund, Scholarship Grant Fund, Benevolent Fund, Christian Education Fund, Ministerial Committee Fund, Student Ministries Fund, Salaries and Travel Expenses and/or any other fund which may be created by the Executive Board or ACCENC. The committee shall formulate said budget upon the annual pledges of the churches to the ACCENC. It shall provide the percentages of distribution among the aforesaid funds of receipts. It shall take into consideration all debt requirements and other obligations of the ACCENC in the formulation of the annual budget.
PART 4 – CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE
This Committee shall receive all proposed amendments to the Constitution and shall present them to the annual session of the ACCENC within the legal framework of the Constitution.
PART 5 – OBITUARY COMMITTEE
This Committee shall consider all matters of necrology and provide memorials for the deceased of member churches of the ACCENC.
PART 6 – CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE
This Committee shall tabulate and present all delegates and alternate delegates. The committee shall report periodically to the annual session of the ACCENC the number of delegates present to vote and shall provide accurate information regarding the number of eligible delegates voting. It shall recommend to the ACCENC that visitors to the annual session be seated without the privilege of voting.
PART 7 – CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE
This Committee shall recommend a uniform policy of Christian Education to our churches, including curriculum, teacher training courses, seminars, literature, and shall provide methods of stimulation for promoting Christian Education and Church advancement for the purpose of winning the lost to Jesus Christ.