Discipline ¶821

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  ¶  821. General Directives-The following general directives shall be observed in the promotion and administration of the Advance and One Great Hour of Sharing:
1. In the appeal and promotion of Advance Specials and One Great Hour of Sharing offerings, there shall be no goals or quotas except as they may be set by the annual conferences for themselves.
2. The treasurer of the General Council on Finance and Administration shall be treasurer of the Advance and One Great Hour of Sharing.
3. Promotional expenses for Advance Specials shall be borne by the respective participating agencies in proportion to the amount received by each in Advance Specials. The causes of the Advance shall be coordinated with other financial appeals and shall be promoted by the General Commission on Communication.
4. The appeal for Advance Specials shall be channeled through bishops, district superintendents, and pastors. Details of the procedure shall be determined by the General Commission on Communication in consultation with the designated unit of the General Board of Global Ministries and the Advance Committee.
5. In each annual conference the conference board of global ministries (if any; see ¶ 632), in cooperation with the General Board of Global Ministries, shall promote Advance Specials and One Great Hour of Sharing offerings through conference and district secretaries of global ministries, conference and district mission events, and other effective means as it may determine.
6. Should a clear emergency arise, any feature of the structure and administration of the Advance may be altered on the approval of a majority of the Council of Bishops and of the General Council on Finance and Administration.