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Local Pastors and Mentors (80306-MH-¶316.4)

Amend ¶316.4 as follows:
  
¶316 Responsibilities and Duties of Those Licensed for Pastoral Ministry
4. A local pastor shall be under the supervision of a district superintendent and shall be  assigned a pastoral  clergy mentor who shall supervise the local pastor's work  while in the Course of Study or in seminary. for ordained ministry and give counsel on matters of pastoral responsibility ( ¶¶ 340, 323 ¶349).  

Rationale

To give clarity to the length of time a local pastor has a clergy mentor.