167th Regional Assembly
of the
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia

November 11th - 12th, 2016

First Christian Church of Valdosta
(1905 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, GA  31602, MAP)

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Minutes of the Assembly

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Dr.  Daisy Machado

Rev. Dr. Daisy L. MachadoDaisy L. Machado serves as Professor of Church History at Union Theological Seminary.  Her scholarship focuses specifically on United States Christianities. She holds a B.A., Brooklyn College; an M.S.W., Hunter College School of Social Work; a Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York; and a Ph.D., University of Chicago. She was ordained in 1981, as the first U.S. Latina in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  She has served inner city congregations in Brooklyn, Houston, and Fort Worth.
Her publications include Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in the Southwest, 1888-1942. New York: Oxford University Press; co-editor of A Reader in Latina Feminist Theology: Religion and Justice. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press; as well as numerous chapters in anthologies, encyclopedias, journals, and magazines. Her two latest publications are ‘The Southern U.S. Border: Immigration, the Historical Imagination, and Globalization’ in Rethinking Economic Globalization, Pamela K. Brubaker, Rebecca Todd Peters, Laura A. Stivers, eds. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006) and “Voices from Nepantla: Latinas in U.S. Religious History” in Feminist Intercultural Theology: Latina Explorations for a Just World, María Pilar Aquino and María José Rosado-Nunes, eds. (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2007). She has also lectured in Mexico, Venezuela, and Germany, and has keynoted at many Disciples of Christ Regional as well as church-wide Disciples events.

Pre-Assembly Seminar

Rev. Dr. William Wilson

Rev/ Dr/ Wo;;oa, Wo;spmDr. William “Bill” Wilson founded The Center for Healthy Churches in January of 2014. This followed his service as President of the Center for Congregational Health at Wake Forest Baptist Health since 2009. Previously he was Pastor of First Baptist Church of Dalton, Georgia, where he served since 2003. He brings over 33 years of local church ministry experience to CHC, having served as pastor in two churches in Virginia (Farmville BC and FBC Waynesboro) and on a church staff in South Carolina. Bill has led each of the churches he has served into a time of significant growth and expansion of ministry.
His denominational leadership has been extensive, including serving as the President of the Baptist General Association of Virginia in 1998, on the McAfee School of Theology Board of Visitors (served as their chair 2008-2009), on the Board of the Baptist Center for Ethics, and as a member of the University of Richmond and Mercer University Board of Trustees. He is currently a member of the board for Baptist News Global. He is a certified coach and facilitator and has experience as a consultant in numerous settings.
Bill’s work with churches and ministers is marked by a positive and unyielding belief that Christ-centered ministry is fulfilling and relevant. His deepest desire is to encourage churches and clergy to discover a vital and vibrant future. He believes that, as difficult as it is to be the church today, there has never been a day when the church was more needed.

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Business Items

The following Business items will be on the agenda for the Business Session.

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