We have heard that many delegates would like the text of the resolution that delegates voted on at Annual Conference Assembly. Below is a copy of the resolution:
Ohio Conference of Mennonite Church USA
March 4, 2023
RESOLVED, that Ohio Conference withdraws from Mennonite Church USA;
RESOLVED, that Ohio Conference will amend its Constitution (which must be approved by the delegates) at the 2024 Annual Conference Assembly to formalize its separation from Mennonite Church USA;
RESOLVED, that Ohio Conference will within a reasonable time amend its Articles of Incorporation (including changing its name to Ohio Mennonite Conference) and other governing documents (neither the Articles of Incorporation nor other governing documents require the delegates’ approval) to formalize its separation from Mennonite Church USA;
RESOLVED, that Ohio Conference will remain unaffiliated with any other conference, denomination, network, or other group for not more than 3 years; and
RESOLVED, that during its period of unaffiliation, Ohio Conference will seek affiliation with a new conference, denomination, network, or other group.
Resolution did not receive two-thirds affirmation, therefore it was not adopted
The resolution regarding affiliation had the following voting results:
81 votes – Yes, I am in favor of this resolution. – 54.7 %
67 votes – No, I am opposed to this resolution. – 45.3 %
Because this resolution did not receive affirmation from two thirds of the delegates, it was not adopted.