Petition 80138

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Credentialing (80138-MH-¶309.3)

Amend ¶309.3 as follows:
  
¶309
  3. Such persons shall be ordained to the order for which they have been called and qualified, and shall surrender to the conference secretary the credentials of the order from which they are leaving   receive from the conference secretary a new certificate of conference relationship indicating the order they are leaving and the order they are entering.

Rationale

The issuance of new certificate without the need to surrender the old one will be consistent with UM theology that one is not unordained from one order when being received into another order.