Petition 80468

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Selection of District Superintendents (80468-SU-¶417)

Add the following sentence to ¶417 of the Book of Discipline.
  
No person shall be eligible for selection to the office of District Superintendent until she or he has served five (5) or more years as ‘pastor in charge’ of one or more local congregations.
  

Rationale

Let those be appointed lifeguards who have first demonstrated their ability to swim.