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Alternate Structure (81234-SU-¶636.1)

Amend ¶ 636 as below:

¶ 636. Conference Committee on Episcopacy  1. There shall be a conference committee on episcopacy, or other structure to provide for the functions of this ministry, elected quadrennially by the annual conference at the session following the General Conference. It is recommended that t T he committee's membership shall number at least seven, but no more than seventeen. One-fifth...

Rationale

Annual conference should have the freedom to adopt an alternate structure to the Committee on Episcopacy providing the functions of the committee are cared for.  Likewise, the annual conference should have the ability to set the membership of the council according to the conference’s needs.