Petition 80187

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Probationary Membership for Local Pastors (80187-MH-¶324.6d)

Amend ¶324.6d  as follows:
¶ 324.6 Local pastors may fulfill the requirements for probationary membership and commissioning when they have:
a)  ... b) ... c) ...
d) begun an Advanced Course of Study consisting of ...

Rationale

This change would allow our Local Pastors to begin their probationary time once they have completed their five years of Course of Study, and as they begin the next phase of the Advance Course of Study.  This is necessary because the current process of approximately 13 years is too long.