The 2014 cabinet convened March 10-12 in Glendale, Calif. Out of 142 invited participants, 130 attended the cabinet meeting (108 voting participants, 22 observers).
Following the same pattern that was implemented in 2013, the reports from major departments were not presented orally. The reports from the president, general supervisor, Foursquare Missions International (FMI) director, and treasurer were provided for cabinet participants to review before the meetings; time was provided to discuss or ask questions regarding the various reports. The cabinet recommended that the reports be presented to the 2014 convention body in Dallas.
Much of the time was given to discussing the ratification process of President Glenn Burris Jr. Following prayerful discussion, the cabinet voted to forward President Burris' name to the convention body, to stand for ratification for a second term of office.. Both absentee ballots and onsite voting will be options for this year’s ratification process. A 75 percent affirmative vote is required for a president to be ratified.
The cabinet made the following additional recommendations to the board of directors:
1) That the five points of alignment (five stakes) as presented by the president and the executive team be forwarded to the convention body in Dallas:
- Aligning everything Foursquare to the Great Commission (our mission)
- Aligning national church, district, and local church to a catalytic culture
- Aligning 100 percent of the tithe to the field (local church and district)
- Aligning Foursquare Foundation to resourcing and supporting the Foursquare mission
- Aligning polity to provide property options for local churches
2) That the presidential ratification bylaw (7.1.2.A.5) requiring a 75 percent vote of the convention body to ratify a president be forwarded to the Bylaw Committee to consider the percentage of affirmative votes required for ratification
3) That the president’s report, the general supervisor’s report, the FMI director’s report, Foursquare Foundation report and the treasurer’s report be forwarded on to the convention body in Dallas