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Criteria-Pastors (80353-SU-¶432.2c)

Amend ¶ No. 432.2c    
c) Skills and abilities: in church administration, leadership development, worship and liturgy, preaching and evangelism, teaching and nurturing, interpreting and promoting the connectional giving system, counseling and group work, ability to work in cooperation, ability in self-evaluation, and other relational skills.

Rationale

It is important that clergy in local churches are accountable for actively interpreting and promoting the connectional giving system as one of their responsibilities in teaching about the nature of The United Methodist Church to the lay members in their congregations.