Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 72
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72 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
1. Each of the five Conferences shall elect two members of
the Commission, preachers or laymen, to act as the Conference
Commission and to form part of the State Commission. The
German Mission Conference and the Mexican Border Conference
and the New Mexico Conference (for that part lying within
Texas), shall each be entitled to one member.
2. The members shall be elected on nomination of the Presid-
ing Elders, and shall serve for two years. During an interim,
vacancies may be filled by the Commission itself.
3. Five shall constitute a quorum of the Joint Commission.
The first one chosen by any one of the Conferences shall have
authority to call all together for organization. The form of
organization shall be determined by the Commission itself.
There must be a meeting of the Joint Commission at least once
a year. a
4. The failure of any Conference to approve the plan or to
appoint members of the Commission shall not vitiate the plan.
5. The Conference Commissions and the State Commission
shall do everything possible to apply Christian principles to our
social life, and to keep before the Church the urgency of her
social mission, especially in connection with the State Con-
ference of Charities and Correction; provided, however, that the
Church shall be held responsible for acts of the Commission
only so far as the Church has spoken.
JOHN A. RICE,
W. L. NELMS, and many others.
THE MEMORIAL ADOPTED BY CLEBURNE DISTRICT CON-
FERENCE JUNE 3, 1913 AND ENDORSED BY THE
Whereas, The present law of the Church which authorizes a
District Conference and prescribes its membership, does not
make said Conference uniform throughout the Church, as are
all other Conferences, and,
Whereas, The present method of selecting delegates to the
District Conference, as prescribed by this Annual Conference
and many others, does not make the lay members of the District
Conference a bona fide representative of the laity of the church
Whereas, There is a manifest desire throughout the con-
nection, for a more definite and active alignment of the laymen
with the whole work of the Church, and,
Whereas, We believe that a change in the method of selecting
the lay members of the District Conference, and the adoption
of a method uniform throughout the Church will go far toward
securing this end, Therefore be it
Resolved, by the Cleburne District Conference that we request
that Central Texas Conference in its Annual Session at Temple,
Texas, to memoralize the General Conference at its next session
to change the discipline as follows:
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Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South, periodical, November 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49826/m1/72/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.