Petition 80121

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Payment Obligations (80121-FA-¶623)

Amend ¶623 as follows:
Each church or charge has an obligation to pay the full compensation, as approved by the charge conference, to its pastor(s).  If it becomes apparent that a church or charge will be unable to so provide the compensation approved by the charge conference, the church or charge shall immediately notify the district superintendent, in writing, the pastor, District Superintendent and congregation indicating all avenues explored to meet the salary  and may request  including requesting  consideration for a short-term emergency subsidy grant from the Equitable Compensation Fund (¶624.7).  If it becomes necessary to modify a pastor’s compensation, it shall occur at the end of the conference appointment year.