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Young Adult Council (80226-LC-¶256.3)

Amend ¶ 256.3 by adding the following:  
  
e)
In each charge conference there may be a young adult council.
(1) The council shall be made up of no less than one-half young adults. Nominations for members of the council (both young adults and adults) shall come from the young adults. The nominations will then be sent to the committee on lay leadership for approval and then to the charge conference for approval. The council shall be composed of:
(a) The coordinator of young adult ministries shall have voice and vote. Other related staff shall serve as ex-officio members with voice but not vote.
(b) Any young adult serving on a district, conference, jurisdictional, or general church young adult council or structure.
(c) Any adult serving on a district, conference, jurisdictional, or general church young adult council or structure.
(2) The responsibilities of the young adult council shall be according to the needs and settings of the local church.
(3) The council shall meet at least semiannually. It may meet additionally at the request of the pastor, coordinator of young adult ministries (or related person), or an officer of the committee.