Discipline ¶420

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  ¶  420. Spiritual and Pastoral Leadership-The district superintendent is responsible for giving spiritual leadership to clergy and laity in the churches of the district. The district superintendent should model and encourage spiritual formation through the practices of personal prayer, Bible study, communal worship, service, and frequent participation in the sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion.
1. To give pastoral support and care to the ordained, licensed, consecrated, and commissioned personnel and their families by traveling through the district, preaching, visiting, and maintaining the connectional order of the Discipline.
2. To counsel with clergy, consecrated, commissioned, and certified personnel concerning matters affecting their ministry and personal life.
3. To encourage the building of covenantal community among the clergy, consecrated, commissioned, and certified personnel for mutual support and discipline; to build systems of mutual support for their families.