February 26, 2017 Charge Conference

The purpose of this Charge Conference is to put in place the steps according to Church Law that are necessary to 1) Appoint an additional minister to Buncombe Street UMC for the purpose of serving as the Campus Minister at a site currently known as Trinity United Methodist, 2703 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC 29605. Further, to give our due diligence team time to assess the usefulness of this property in furthering the mission of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. It is understood that should our due diligence team or the Charge or Church Conference decide that this is not in the best interest of Buncombe Street’s mission, the vote of this Charge Conference will be rescinded.

Resolution

Whereas, Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 2703 Augusta Street, Greenville, SC has voted by a margin of 45 to fifteen, to sign over management and real property of said congregation to Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, and Whereas the legal and ecclesiastical documentation of this transfer is in process through the South Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church,

Be it resolved that

We, the members of the Charge Conference of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church do hereby approve the addition of a new ministerial position to the staff of Buncombe Street for the purpose of giving leadership to the Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, Trinity Campus, effective June 28, 2017

Be it further resolved that

Buncombe Street United Methodist Church approves in principle the acquisition of the Trinity United Methodist Church to become the Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, Trinity Campus, Provided the due diligence team and a Charge/Church Conference, to be held in the next five weeks, finds this to be a favorable acquisition to further the mission of Buncombe Street to be and make disciples and to effectively serve as a faith witness to God’s Kingdom on earth.

Robert J. Howell, Jr.