Petition 80005

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Membership of Board of Ordained Ministry (80005-MH-¶634.1a)

Amend the last sentence of ¶ 634.1.a to read as follows:

The Chair of the Order of Deacons, the Chair of the Order of Elders, and the Chair of the Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members shall be members of the board of ordained ministry (§ 1c) and its executive committee.

Rationale

The Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members represents a growing segment of the persons under the supervision of the board of ordained ministry. The Chair of that group should be included at the same level of responsibilities as the Chairs of the Orders.