Petition 81435

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Assignments in Retirement (81435-SU-¶410)

Insert the following new paragraph as follows after existing ¶410.3:
  
¶ 410.4 Colleges of Bishops are encouraged to work with prospective retirees and institutions across the Connection on possible retirement assignments (e.g. bishop-in-residence), particularly assignments expressive of the office’s residential, presidential and missional nature.

Rationale

Retired bishops who feel called to continuing ministry should be assisted by the Church to the degree possible to answer that call and participate in ongoing service to the Church and the world.