Petition 80185

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No Annual Review (80185-MH-¶319.4)

Amend ¶ 319.4 as follows:
  
4. A local pastor may choose to remain in a local relationship with the annual conference upon having completed the five-year Course of Study.  And while remaining in this relationship shall serve under the supervision of the District Superintendent without having an annual District Committee Interview.

Rationale

The Course of Study has been accepted as a route to completion of pastoral education while the local pastor is serving a local congregation.  Once the requirements of Course of Study are completed the Local Pastor should not have to come annually before the District Committee on Ordained Ministry.