The application must be returned to the Nominating Committee by August 6, 2021. You may type directly into this form, filling in the fields below. Please email your completed application to: email@example.com with GA Commissioner Application in the subject line. JCP will need a female ruling elder, a male teaching elder, and a YAAD (young adult advisory delegate) who must be at least 17 years of age and not more than 24 years of age, on June 18, 2022. Next year’s assembly will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, and it will be different from all previous assemblies.
The 225th General Assembly (2022) Other decisions are upcoming, but on April 15 the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly (COGA) approved some details about the next GA, including the broad outline docket. You might want to bookmark the GA website for future reference.
The basic flow of the Assembly: * Commissioners and advisory delegates on four committees will arrive in Louisville on Friday, June 17, 2022. * The GA will convene on Saturday, June 18, with those commissioners and advisory delegates in person, and all others participating online. * During Plenary 1, those attending in person—enough present to constitute a quorum—will vote on a motion to authorize meeting electronically. * Once authorized by the action of the quorum, all subsequent actions will include those voting from remote locations as well. * Sunday, June 19, will focus on observances of Juneteenth. * From June 20 through July 2, four committees at a time will meet in Louisville, for three days each. All will be live-streamed. * From July 5–9, plenary meetings will be held with the (co-)moderator(s) in Louisville and all other participants online only. COGA is also working on a variety of methods for community-building and discernment.
This timing results in these deadlines according to the Standing Rules: * 180-day: December 20, 2021—Presbyteries’ final day to report commissioners and advisory delegates—but please submit names as early as possible * 120-day: February 18, 2022—Agency and committee reports, overtures with constitutional implications; overtures referred from the 224th GA will be automatically referred as-is, unless a mid council notifies Kate Trigger Duffert of withdrawal or edited rationale by the 120-day deadline * 60-day: April 19, 2022—Overtures with financial implications * 45-day: May 4, 2022—All other overtures, first concurrences, comments * 30-day: May 19, 2022—GA Nominating Committee slate Commissioners and advisory delegates will learn of their committee assignments (and therefore which dates they will be expected in Louisville) on March 15.