Discipline ¶649

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  ¶  649. 1. In each annual conference there shall be a conference council on young adult ministry or equivalent structure. Its purpose shall be to strengthen the young adult ministry in the local churches and districts of the annual conference. For administrative purposes, the council shall be related to the annual conference council on ministries or alternative structure.
2. Membership-The membership of the council shall be young adults (age nineteen to thirty). There shall be one young adult elected by each district of the conference selected by the district council on ministries. There may also be members at large nominated by the conference nominating committee. It is strongly recommended that the membership of the council include racial and ethnic persons, as well as persons of both genders to ensure inclusiveness. Those serving on the conference council on young adult ministry shall be members of The United Methodist Church. At least one-half of the members shall be laypersons who are professing members of The United Methodist Church. Members should represent the diversity of young adults in the general population, including college students, working persons, single, and married.
3. Responsibilities-a) To initiate and support plans and activities and projects that are of particular interest to young adults who are college students, working persons, single, and married.
    b) To be an advocate for the free expression of the convictions of young adults on issues vital to them.
c) To support and facilitate, where deemed needed, the formation of young adult caucuses.
d) To cooperate with the boards and agencies of the annual conference, including United Methodist related campus ministries and chaplaincies, receiving recommendations from and making recommendations to the same to provide for the needs of young adults in The United Methodist Church.
e) To recommend to the annual conference committee on nominations qualified young adults for membership on boards and agencies.
f) To participate with the conference council on ministries in the nomination of the conference coordinator of young adult ministry, who shall serve as its adviser.