Petition 80347

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Responsibility (80347-MH-¶316)

Add new sub-paragraph after ¶ 316.3
4.  A local pastor shall promote, support, and model generous Christian giving, with special attention to teaching the Biblical principles of giving.
4 5. A local pastor shall be under the supervision of a district superintendent and a pastoral mentor who shall supervise the local pastor's work in the Course of Study for ordained ministry and give counsel on matters of pastoral responsibility ( ¶¶ 340, 323)....

Rationale

It is important that clergy at all levels actively make giving a part of their personal ministry and teaching in support of Christian discipleship in the lay members in their congregations.