Extend DS Term (81170-SU-¶418)
Amend ¶418 as follows:
¶ 418. Limitations on Years of Service
The normal term for a district superintendent shall be up to
six eight years, but this may be extended to no more than up to eight twelve years at the discretion of the bishop, in consultation with the cabinet and the district committee on superintendency. No superintendent shall serve for more than eight twelve years in any consecutive eleven sixteen years. No elder shall serve as district superintendent more than twelve years . In addition, consideration shall be given to the nature of superintendency as described in ¶¶ 401-402.15
It takes time for a District Superintendent to get to know their district and to be an effective leader. By extending the possible years of service and taking out the limitation of years possible the church will benefit from more experienced leadership.