Petition 81499

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Local Pastor Appointment (81499-MH-¶320)

Add new sub-paragraph after current ¶320.5 as follows:
6.  Local Pastors may be appointed to the local church in which the Local Pastor lives.

Rationale

Small community churches have small memberships and are often in rural settings.  Persons licensed as Local Pastors might want to be appointed to the small community church in which he/she lives and/or attends.  It would be advantageous for the Local Pastor to live in the community where he/she pastors.  Community...