Petition 81208

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Clarification (81208-MH-¶326)

Amend the first sentence of ¶326 to read:
  
All persons who are commissioned ministers shall be appointed by a bishop (¶430) and serve as a probationary member of the annual conference for a minimum of three years following the completion of education requirements for full connection as a probationary member of the annual conference .

Rationale

Suggested wording intends to prevent reading ¶326 to imply that there are “education requirements for full connection as a probationary member.”  Such reading is incorrect.  Moving the probationary member phrase clarifies the commissioned minister’s service and the education requirements for full connection.