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Mission of the UMC (80273-CO-¶601)

Amend ¶ 601 as follows:
 
   ¶ 601.  Purpose – The purpose of the annual conference is to make disciples  for  of  Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world...
We would further recommend that the editorial staff charged with the preparation of The Book of Discipline work toward consistency according to the above mentioned recommendations wherever the mission of the Church is referred to.  

Rationale

      The changes would more adequately reflect our understanding of the mission of the Church.  In paragraph 601 changing the for to of creates consistency.