Frequently Asked Questions

faqPreparing for your role as a delegate is an important task. Thank you again for your willingness to serve. Here you will find frequently asked questions about the session. Please browse through them.

Time and Location

La Sierra University church
4937 Sierra Vista Ave
Riverside, CA 92505

Registration: 8 a.m.
Time of Session: 9 a.m.

Directions

Eastbound on Route 91- From Orange County/ I-15/ Corona

  • Exit Pierce St.
  • Turn left onto Pierce St. (0.3 mi)
  • Follow Pierce as it turns into Riverwalk Pkwy.
  • Turn left on Sierra Vista Ave. (0.4 mi)
  • Destination will be on the right

Westbound on Route 91- From Riverside/ Loma Linda

  • Exit La Sierra Ave.
  • Turn right onto La Sierra Ave. (0.2 mi)
  • Turn left on to Pierce St. (0.7 mi)
  • Destination will be on the right (351 ft)

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Parking
The church parking lot has a limited number of spaces. It is encouraged, whenever possible, that session attendees carpool. Once the church parking lot is filled LSU security will reroute attendees to the overflow parking.

Constituency Parking

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Attire
While there are no hard and fast rules of what you should wear to the session, business casual attire would be appropriate.

Registration

Registration Process
All delegates are required to register before the meeting. Registration will begin at La Sierra University church at 8 a.m. at the main entrance. It is important to be on time as there will be many others registering as well, and business cannot commence until everyone is signed in and quorum is met.

Badges
Upon registration delegates will receive a name badge. It is required that you wear this badge throughout the session. Only delegates wearing a badge will be granted access to the main floor, be able to vote and be allowed to address issues.

Seating of Delegates
Delegates will be seated on the main floor. It is important that as a delegate you wear your name badge at all times, only then will you be granted access to the main floor.

Guests
There is limited room for guests, however for those that can come, there will be seating in the balcony.

Facility Information

Electronics
The church will provide wireless internet access, however it will be very limited. You are welcome to bring your electronic devices, but be aware that internet access could be very slow. To prepare for this, it may be easier to print or download the information you feel is pertinent for the session prior to arriving.

Also, there are a limited number of outlets available at the church. If you need to charge your electronic device you are welcome to, however once you have finished please remove your device, so that others may have a chance to do the same.

Please remember to silence all electronics for the duration of the meeting.

Seating
Delegates, who are wearing their badges, will be seated on the main floor. Limited seating for guests is available in the balcony.

Restrooms
Restrooms are located downstairs from the sanctuary. A restroom only for handicapped persons can be found in the hallway behind the platform.

Lunch
Delegates will receive a lunch ticket in their registration packets. This ticket entitles the delegate to receive a lunch box the Pathfinder pavilion.

Water 
Water will be available in the downstairs hallway of the church. You are welcome to help yourself, however food and drinks are not permitted in the sanctuary.

Medical Attention
If you should need medical attention at any time during the session there will be both a nurse and doctor available. Contact an usher and they will see that you get the help you need.

Business of the Day

SECC Bylaws
The bylaws of SECC describe how business is to be conducted. It is helpful to be acquainted with them. Article 6 will be especially important to delegates as it describes the constituency session process. Please click here to review them.

Quorum
Once registration is over and it is confirmed that quorum has been met, the meeting may commence. Quorum for the meeting is described in the SECC Bylaws, Section 6.6.c.1, p. 8.

Speaking During the Session
If you wish to speak during the session it is important that you adhere to the rules of the day. Some additional rules to remember are:

1. State your full name and the church you represent.

2. There is a two minute time limit, so be sure to make your comments clear and concise. Translation services will be available. The time limit will be lengthened to three minutes if translation services are needed.

3. Points of order/information and privileged motions will be handled at a separate microphone designated for those purposes.

4. A delegate cannot speak to a motion more than twice, and the second time can only be after all others wishing to speak have done so.

Electronic Voting
All voting will be done electronically. Voting devices will be provided on the day of the session. Before voting begins, instructions on how to use the device will be provided.

Voting devices will be collected at the end of the day. It is important that all voting devices be returned after the session is over. Devices that are not returned will cost the conference $49.00 per device.

If you have additional questions about your role as a delegate please refer to the responsibilities of a delegate. For any further questions, please feel free to contact the SECC secretariat’s office at 951-509-2290 where the administrative assistant, Edna Thomas, will be happy to help you.