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Local Pastors or Associate Members Service (80010-MH-¶318.5)

Amend ¶318.5 as follows:
  
¶318.5 Local pastors, except student local pastors, may serve on any board, commission, or committee with voice and vote. , except They may not vote on matters of clergy character, qualifications, status, and ordination, except when elected to serve on the board of ordained ministry and the district committee on ordained ministry (634.1). They shall not be eligible to vote on or serve as delegates to the General, jurisdictional, or central conferences.

Rationale

These amendments are intended to clarify the role of local pastors serving on district or conference boards or committees.