Petition 80452

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Closed Session (80452-LC-¶259.2b)

Amend ¶259.2.b by adding at end:
  
The Committee shall meet in closed session when discussing persons to be nominated for election to the various leadership positions in the local church.

Rationale

The Discipline states that all meetings are open unless otherwise indicated in the Discipline (See para: 721).  This has been interpreted as all local church meetings unless specified in the Discipline. The nature of discussions by the Committee on Lay Leadership of the local church around nominations may be sensitive...