Petition 80407

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Urban Centers (80407-LC-¶2548.7)

Amend ¶2548.7 as follows:
When properties from the discontinuation of a congregation or abandonment are sold in urban centers with more than 50,000 population, the proceeds of sale must be used for new and/or existing ministries within that urban center.  urban transitional communities, as described in ¶212, and consistent with the Annual Conference’s urban ministry strategic plan.

Rationale

¶2548.7 of the 2004 Book of Discipline states, “When properties from the discontinuation of a congregation or abandonment are sold in urban centers with more than 50,000 population, the proceeds of sale must be used for new and/or existing ministries within that urban center.” In Judicial Council Decision1067, the...