Petition 81242

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Appointment of Retired Local Pastor (81242-MH-¶320.1)

Amend ¶ 320.1 as follows:
¶ 320.1 Discontinuance of Local Pastor –whenever a local pastor retires and is not appointed by the bishop or is no longer approved for appointment by the annual conference as required in ¶ 318... (The rest of ¶ 320.1 is unchanged.)

Rationale

¶ 320.5 allows the bishop to appoint a retired local pastor to a charge. The language change proposed above will eliminate any question of the status of the local pastor’s license and credentials.