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The Petition is amended as follows:
Amend ¶ 326 as follows:
¶326.  Probationary Service of Commissioned Ministers -- All persons who are commissioned ministers shall be appointed by a bishop (¶ 430) and normally serve a minimum of three  two years following the completion of education requirements for full connection as a probationary member of the annual conference.   For the sake of the mission of the church, Annual Conference Boards of Ordained ministry may choose to reduce the minimal probationary period from three years to two years.   During the probationary period...
Note:  In ¶330 and ¶335 the "three" would also be changed to "two" for consistency.