This is your resource for links, forms, and more for local churches as aids to ministry and the administration of the life of the church. If you are unable to find the resources you need, please do not hesitate to contact the District Office.
Book of Discipline
The Book of Discipline is “the most current statement of how United Methodists agree to live their lives together. It reflects our understanding of the Church and articulates the mission of The United Methodist Church: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Discipline defines what is expected of its laity and clergy as they seek to be effective witnesses in the world as part of the whole body of Christ.” Book of Discipline 2012, Episcopal Greetings The Book of Discipline can be read online.
Cal-Pac Conference Journal
“Each year an equal number of clergy members and lay members attend their conference’s annual conference session for worship, fellowship, and to conduct the business of the conference, which may last 3-5 days. These sessions include reports of past and ongoing work; adoption of future goals, programs and budgets; ordination of clergy members as deacons and elders; and election of delegates to Jurisdictional and General Conferences (every 4 years). The bishop presides over these meetings.” (www.umc.org) The California-Pacific Conference Journals can be accessed online.