Amend ¶242.5 as follows:
¶242.5 A person who withdrew under
charges complaint or was removed by trial court (¶ 2714) charge conference action based on a complaint may ask to return to the church. Upon evidence of a renewed life, approval of the charge conference, and reaffirmation of the baptismal vows, the person may be restored to professing membership.
[note: The process referenced is proposed in petition 81411.]
This provision allows for a return to full membership for one who previously had such membership terminated. We believe that God transforms lives.