2017 GENERAL CONFERENCE

The 2017 General Conference ended Saturday, April 8th. This was a historic conference for the JCRB, with the ordination of seven new apostles. The apostles met later in the day and officially organized the quorum, with Gary Whiting as president and Kent Pedersen as secretary. Other apostles include Randy Vick, Rex Curtis, Doug Patterson, Avillio Herrera, Patrick McKay, Dave Drummond and Hugh Caldwell. Three seventy were also approved at this conference, one of which was ordained (Rereao Foster) and two who will be ordained at later dates (Kingsley Zacharias and Mike Meir). Ron Johnson was elected senior quorum president. One High Priest was also ordained (Joel Loving).

This conference forcused on individual and corporate repentance and the need for the Saints to move forward in increasing faithfulness, drawing the blessings of God who has given great promises to those who "act" and "do" according to His plan and desires. Discussion was centered around God's Marvelous Work, of which we desire to be a part. The Saints are admonished throughout the year ahead to strengthen their relationships with God and one another and continue the diligent work of keeping covenant.


Conference Documents

NOTEBOOK ITEMS (No Section)

   1. Notebook Cover

   2. Flier - Patriarch-Hosted Tent Revival

   3. Flier - General Conference Women's Banquet

 

SECTION 1: GENERAL INFO

   1. Welcome

   2. Conference Schedule (rev. 3/28/17)

   3. Quorum Locations (rev. 3/28/17)

   4. Quorum Instructions (rev. 3/21/17)

   5. Epistle from the Apostles

   6. Area Restaurants

   7. Emergency Care

REFERENCE MATERIAL

   i.   April 2016 Revelation (Fred Greene)

 

SECTION 2:  BUSINESS

  1. Order of Business (rev. 3/30/17)

  2. Delegate Seating (intentially omitted; used by Conference Officers)

  3. Background Information on Resolutions

  4. Order of Resolutions (rev. 3/31/17)

  5. Requests for Ordination (rev. 4/7/17)

  6. General Conference Minutes (includes minutes from 4/3/17, p. 19+)

  7. Conference Committees

  8. Resolution Proposal Form

  9. Young's Motions (at a glance)

10. April 3rd Minutes (approved)

11. April 7th Minutes (unapproved)

REFERENCE MATERIAL

  i.   Joint Conference Resolutions (rev. 4/9/2017)

 

SECTION 3: WORKSHOPS / CLASSES

  1. Note-Taking Tool (for Day-time Classes)

 

SECTION 4:  FINANCIAL

   1. Letter from Bishop Cederstrom

   2. General Conference Budget (2017)

   3. Auditor's Report

   4. Annual JCRB Budget (rev. 4/6/17)

 

SECTION 5: REPORTS & COMMUNICATION

   1. Memorandum: Revelations

   2. Quroum Report: Apostles

   3. Quorum Report: High Priests

   4. Quorum Report: Seventy

   5. Committee Report: Education

   6. Committee Report: Latter Day Saints' Beacon (rev. 3/31/17)

   7. Committee Report: Women's Ministries

   8. Committee Report: Youth Activities

   9. Committee Report: Information Technology

  10. National Conference: United States