Petition 80139

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Home Missioners (80139-SU-¶415.6)

Amend ¶415.6 as follows:
  ¶415
6. To consecrate bishops, to ordain elders and deacons, to consecrate diaconal ministers, to commission deaconesses, home missioners and missionaries, and to see that the names of the persons commissioned and consecrated are entered on the journals of the conference and that proper credentials are furnished to these persons. As these services are acts of the whole Church, text and rubrics are to  shall be used as  in the form approved by the General Conference.

Rationale

Home missioners are added because they have been established as a new ordering of ministry accountable to the General Board of Global Ministries. The normative intent of the final sentence is strengthened by use of “shall.”