Collection Title:

NACC Executive Director Records, 1938-2009, undated

Repository:

The Helsabeck Archives of the Stone-Campbell Movement
Emmanuel Christian Seminary Library at Milligan College
1 Walker Drive
Johnson City, TN 37601
Email: archives@milligan.edu

Creator:

North American Christian Convention Executive Director’s Office

Title:

NACC Executive Director Records, 1938-2009, undated

Collection No.

HSC0002

Extent

5 cubic feet (5 boxes)

Language(s):

English

Abstract:

This collection consists of the North American Christian Convention executive director’s records. The North American Christian Convention ran from 1927 to 2018 when it changed to become Spire. These records include planning and research materials and materials relating to running the convention. Of special note are records relating to Leonard G. Wymore, the first executive director.

Administrative History:

First held in 1927, the North American Christian Convention was a gathering of the independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ (“4 C’s”). As such, it was not a denominational meeting, but a meeting highlighted by discussions, exhibits, worship services, and preaching. Beginning in 1950, the convention was held annually until 2018, after which the convention changed to become Spire. Leonard G. Wymore was the first full-time convention director, with offices in Cincinnati, OH, beginning in 1963. Following Wymore were Rod Huron (convention director, 1986-1997), Dusty Rubeck (executive director, 1997-1999), Terry Wuske (managing director, 1998-2002), Allan Dunbar (executive director, 2002-2009), and Larry Collins (managing director, 2002-2019). The convention has also historically had a committee, with women joining in the 1990s. The board of stewards was established in 1999. The convention has been held in conjunction with other similar meetings at times, including a long tenure with Bible Bowl, a youth Bible quiz competition.

Arrangement:

Collection was kept in the original order from arrival of the collection from the office, with a few minor shifts due to keeping the records in alphabetical order and separating out photos. The collection is divided into two series, Subject Files and Photos.

Scope and Content Note:

The records of the North American Christian Convention Executive Director are arranged in two series: I. Subject Files and II. Photos . The Subject Files series spans 1938 to 2009 and includes undated items. It contains records pertaining to the operation and planning of the North American Christian Convention. The Photos series contains photos from 1994 and undated photos. It contains photos of directors Leonard Wymore and Terry Wuske and office move photos.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Accession 2018/003

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research. The archivist reserves the right to determine on a case-by-case basis if certain folders within the collection that have been requested for viewing cannot be made available due to various restriction compliance, including but not limited to student information, private personal information, and organizational information of a restricted nature.

Preferred Citation:

“[Item], NACC Executive Director Records, Collection HSC0002, The Helsabeck Archives of the Stone-Campbell Movement, Johnson City, TN.”

Processing Information:

Processed by: Katherine Banks

Completed in 2019.

Folder List

Box 1

I. Series: Subject Files, 1938-2009, undated

  • 2005 Regionals, undated

  • Address Delivered to NACC Convention – Continuation Committee, 1962-1985

  • Administrative Oversight Committee, 1995-1997

  • Administrative Support Outsourcing Resources, 2003, undated

  • Administrative Support Resources, 1995, undated

  • Advancement and Development, 1996-1997, undated

  • Alexander Campbell, 1938

  • Annual Report, 1999, undated

  • Appeal Letter, 1999, undated

  • Articles and News Releases for Publication, 1966-1985, undated

  • Audio and Video Sales, 1985-1998, undated

  • Bible Bowl, 1988-2003, undated

  • Blind Missions, 1976

  • “Blueprint” Seminars, 1999, undated

  • Budget – Fiscal, ’98-’99, 1998-2005

  • Budget Session at NACC, 1978-1992

  • Canadian Involvement, 1984-1999

  • Cane Ridge, 2009, undated

  • Case Statements of NACC – Christian Churches/C of C, 1940-1991, undated

  • Child-Care Policies – Gayle Ertel, 1999, undated

  • Children’s World Resources, 1998

  • Christian Audio Tapes, 2001

  • Christian College Musical Participation, undated

  • Christian Management Association, 1999, undated

  • Christian Meetings and Conventions Association, 2001-2002, undated

  • Church Ministry Convention Network (CMCN), 2000-2001, undated

  • Christian Restoration Articles, 1991-2001, undated

  • Christian Schools, 1981-1985

  • Christian Standard, undated

  • Church Architecture – Southern Baptist Convention, 1995-1996, undated

  • Church Development Fund, undated

  • Church Giving History, 2000, undated

  • Church Growth “Stats,” 1996-1997

  • Church and Tax Law ISP, 1994-1996, undated

  • Church of God – Anderson, 1994-1996, undated

  • Cincinnati Ministers Meetings, 1996-1998

  • Communion Service, 1959-2001, undated

  • Conferon, 2000-2001, undated

  • Consultative Evaluation, 1993-1998, undated

  • Continuation Committee, 1964-1998, undated

  • Contracts – NACC Office, 1985-1999

  • Contribution Policies, 1999

  • Convention Resume, 1970

  • Corporate Document Solutions, undated

  • Covenant with NACC for NACC Staff Members, 1999, undated

  • Christian Retirement Coalition Ministries, 2000-2001

  • Credit Resume for NACC, undated

  • “Debt Free in 93” Capital Campaign, 1993, undated

  • Deaf Programs, 1990-1991

  • De-duplication of NACC Database, undated

  • Dental Plan Referrals, 2002

  • Display Manufacturers, 1999-2000, undated

  • Directions, 1998, undated

  • Directory of Ministry, 2000, undated

  • Disciples of Christ Historical Society, 1980-1999

  • Disciple Heritage, 1995-1996, undated

Box 2

  • Doctrinal Discussions and Issues, 1983

  • Eastern Christian Convention, 1999

  • Economic Impact of NACC, 1995-1999

  • Employment Practices Liability, 2000, undated

  • Encore! Productions, 1999-2000, undated

  • Encyclopedia of American Religions (NACC Entry), 1992, undated

  • Endowment for Missionaries, 2000, undated

  • Evaluation Retreats – NACC, 1998-2001, undated

  • Evaluation,

    • Folder 1, 1965-2000, undated

    • Folder 2, 1965-1996, undated

    • Folder 3, 1966-1984, undated

  • Executive Committee,

    • Folder 1, 1977-1988, undated

    • Folder 2, 1985-1992, undated

  • Exhibits, 1996-1999, undated

  • Expedia.com, 2001

  • Fact/CCSP Survey Transition, 2000-2002

  • Feedback Sheets – NACC,

    • Folder 1, undated

    • Folder 2, 1999-2000, undated

  • Filing, 1985-1999, undated

  • Finance: Financial Campaign, 1997

  • Financial Oversight Committee, 1979-1999, undated

  • Florida Christian Convention, 2000, undated

  • Forms – NACC, 1999, undated

  • “Fun” Committee, 1998, undated

  • Function Sheets, 1999, undated

  • Fund Development,

    • Folder 1, 1998-2001, undated

    • Folder 2, 1981-1985, undated

  • Future of NACC Committee, 1995-1996, undated

  • God’s Honored Servants, undated

  • Good News Production International, 1999

  • Governance Policies NACC, 1990-1991, undated

  • Graphic Design and Printing, 1998, undated

  • Hotel Contract Sample (CLC), 1999, undated

  • Hot Sheets – NACC Today, 1986

  • Housing Rate History, 1952-1999, undated

  • Indy ’95 Convention Committee, 1991-1995, undated

  • Indy ’95 Executive Committee, 1989-1995, undated

Box 3

  • Information Services,

    • Folder 1, 1998-2002, undated

    • Folder 2, 1998, undated

    • Folder 3, 1997-1998, undated

  • Insurance Package, 2001, undated

  • Inter-Cristo, 1996-1999, undated

  • IRS Letter of 501(c)3 Determination, 1981

  • Jack Williams,

    • Folder 1, undated

    • Folder 2, 1997-1998, undated

  • Job Descriptions, undated

  • Job Descriptions – Elected Leaders, 1976-1990, undated

  • Job Descriptions – NACC Staff, 1978, undated

  • Key Result Areas, 1999-2002

  • Legal Counsel, 1997-1998

  • Leonard Wymore, 2006-2008, undated

  • Leonard G. Wymore, 1978, undated

  • Letters – Director to Continuation Committee, 1965-1978

  • Letters – Special,

    • Folder 1, 1967-2002, undated

  • Folder 2, 1989-1990, undated

  • Local Arrangements Letters, 1976-1985, undated

  • Local Arrangements Manual Revision Process,

    • Folder 1, 1966-1994

    • Folder 2, 1992-1994, undated

    • Folder 3, 1994-1998, undated

    • Folder 4, 1980-2005, undated

  • Manual, 1971

  • Main Session Speakers, undated

  • Maps, undated

  • Marketing Strategies, 1972-1999, undated

  • Mason Church of Christ Children’s Ministry, undated

  • The Meeting Connection, 2002-2009, undated

  • Meeting of Concerned Leaders, 1984

  • Meeting Plan, 1999, undated

  • Meeting Planning Resource Plan, 2002

  • Minority Leaders/Speakers, 1999, undated

  • Ministerial Association, undated

Box 4

  • NACBA, 1995-1998, undated

  • NACC Resource Center, 2000-2001, undated

  • NACC Specifications Manual, 2002

  • National Missionary Convention, 1999-2002, undated

  • National New Church Conference Sponsorship, 2000

  • Networking Resources, 1999-2001, undated

  • Network: Churches Looking for Minister, 1998-2001, undated

  • Networking: Ministers Looking for Churches, 2000-2001, undated

  • New Church Leadership Network, 1999

  • Nominating Committee, undated

  • Norton Anti-Virus Update Procedures, undated

  • One Net, 1998

  • The Open Forums on the Future of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ,

    • Folder 1, 1984-1991, undated

    • Folder 2, 1984, undated

  • Opinion Papers: Cross-Cultural Missions and NACC, 1975-1983

  • Opinion Papers: “Guest Speakers” at NACC, 1973-1991

  • Opinion Papers: Higher Education in Our Movement, 1983

  • Opinion Papers: Leadership in Our Movement, undated

  • Opinion Papers: “Organization or Institutionalism,” 1965-1988, undated

  • Opinion Papers: “Remnant,” 2001

  • Opinion Papers: “Women” and NACC, 1980-1990, undated

  • Opinion Papers: Urban Ministry, undated

  • Orl ’94 – Convention Committee, 1991-1993, undated

  • Orl ’94 – Executive Committee, 1993-1994, undated

  • Orl ’94 – Missions Committees, etc., 1993-1994

  • Orl ’94 – Suggestions from Committee, undated

  • Orl ’94 – Suggestions Not From Committee, 1993-1994, undated

  • Pentecost Offering, 1998-1999, undated

  • Personnel Manual, 1997-1999, undated [contains floppy disc]

  • Policies of NACC, 1999

  • Positive Progress File, 1982-2000, undated

  • Post-Convention Reports, 1980-2002, undated

  • Post-Con Meeting, 2002

  • Post Office/Mailing, 1996-1997

  • Pre-Con Meeting, 2002

  • Presentation Material, 1998-2002, undated

  • President, 1986-1991, undated

  • President 2005, 2001

  • Presidents, undated

  • Production Team at NACC, 1998-2000, undated

  • Professional Development Opportunities, 1998-1999, undated

  • Program Book Debrief, 2000, undated

  • Program Book, 1997-1999, undated

  • Program History, 1986, undated

  • Program Topical Analysis, 1989

  • Program – Workshops, 1984-1997, undated

  • Promotional Plan – 2001, undated

  • Promotional Travel Plans, 1999, undated

  • Promotional Video, 1978-1999, undated

  • Promotion Chairman IDCA, 1987

  • Racial Reconciliation, 1989-2001, undated

  • Rally Planning Guide, 1972, undated

  • RCMA, 1998-2001, undated

  • Registration Fee “Comps” Info, 2001

  • Registration Resources, 1997-1999, undated

Box 5

  • Relocation of NACC Offices,

    • Folder 1, 1998-2001, undated

    • Folder 2, 2000, undated

  • Rental Car Provider – NACC, undated

  • Research Project, 1984-1991, undated

  • Resources from NACC, undated

  • Restoration Plea/Movement, 1964-1986, undated

  • Resume of NACC, 1998-2003, undated

  • Sale of NACC Office, 1999-2000, undated

  • SECC “Damages” Invoice and Reconciliation Process, 2000, undated

  • Senior Adult Programs, undated

  • Shuttle RFP Example(s), undated

  • Site Selection, 1991-2002, undated

  • Speaking Plan 2001, 2000, undated

  • Specification Sheets, undated

  • Sphere of Influence Lists, 1999, undated

  • Staff Advance Planning Retreat – Columbus, OH, Sept 29-Oct 4, 2001, 2001, undated

  • Staff Evaluation Retreat, July 11-12, 2002, 2002, undated

  • Staff Planning Site Visit, 2000, undated

  • Staffing Complement Survey, 1996

  • Statistical Data, 1966-2000, undated

  • Subscriptions, 1998, undated

  • Suppliers, 1991-1999, undated

  • Surveys at NACC, 1999, undated

  • Tax Exemption Requests, 1975

  • Telephone, 1998, undated

  • Terry C. Wuske, Managing Director, 1998, undated

  • Theological Forums, 1974-2000, undated

  • Translation Services, 1985

  • Trends, 1985, undated

  • Unity Efforts, 1982

  • Victoria Travel, 1998

  • Volunteer Projects, undated

  • Web Site, 1998-2000, undated

  • Working Committees, 1972-1978, undated

  • Workshop Attendance “Stats,” undated

  • Workshop Leader Candidates, 1999, undated

  • Workshop and Leader Ideas, 1977-1982, undated

  • White House Letters, 1979-1990

II. Series: Photos, 1994, undated

  • Leonard Wymore – PHOTOS, undated

  • Relocation of NACC Offices – PHOTOS, undated

  • Terry C. Wuske, Managing Director – PHOTOS, 1994, undated

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