This is my great-great Grandfather, Peter Winebrenner. He was a circuit rider with the Christian Church in Noble county, Indiana in the 1800's. He was a man of many resolutions.
As part of the Eel River conference, the organization passed tangible resolutions at their annual meetings, such as that passed in 1961, after the address by Peter Winebrenner: "Resolved, that we hereby advise the churches of this conference to have their organization incorporated, at least before they build a meeting house, and to deed their property so that it will become the property of the conference when the church shall have lost its visibility."
And, when Peter Winebrenner retired as secretary to the conference in 1893, "Resolved--that this conference tender a vote of thanks to Rev. Winebrenner for his faithful twenty-four years work as secretary of this conference." (Both of these recorded in "History of the Eel River Christian Conference" 1902, News Publishing Co., Huntington, Indiana
It was also the fashion of the day to have religious "discussions" with titles like "Resolved, that the Kingdom of heaven is set up on earth" (argued by Rev. Winebrenner), (mentioned in his bio in "Counties of Whitley and Noble Indiana: Historical and Biographical" (Chicago: Battey & Co, 1882) by Weston Arthur Goodspeed and Charles Blanchard.)