Discipline ¶209

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  ¶ 209. Covenanting-Congregations entering into an ecumenical shared ministry shall develop a clear covenant of mission, set of bylaws, or articles of agreement that address financial and property matters, church membership, denominational askings and apportionments, committee structure and election procedures, terms and provisions of the pastorate, reporting procedures, relationship with the parent denominations, and matters related to amending or dissolving the agreement. In the formation of an ecumenical shared ministry,
¶¶ 243 and 247.1-.2 shall be followed in its organization. In an interdenominational local church merger, ¶¶ 2546 and 2547 shall be followed. In the case of federated and union churches, ¶ 2547 shall be followed.