Petition 81413

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Restoration (81413-JA-¶242.5)

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.]

Rationale

This provision allows for a return to full membership for one who previously had such membership terminated. We believe that God transforms lives.