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Committee Name Change (80058-LC-¶259.1)

  Amend ¶ 259.1 as follows:
¶259.1. There shall be elected annually, by the charge conference in each local church, a committee on lay leadership  nominations and leadership development that is composed...
a) The committee on lay leadership  nominations and leadership development shall serve throughout...
c) ...A layperson elected by the committee on lay leadership  nominations and leadership development shall serve as...
d) ...from the floor of the charge conference and/or through the recommendation of the committee on lay leadership  nominations and leadership development. Retiring members...
  This amendment, if approved, will require the changing of the name of the committee in the following related paragraphs: 244, 249, and 251.1c.

Rationale

The 2000 General Conference changed the name of what had been the Committee on Nominations and Personnel to the Committee on Lay Leadership in order to reflect a broader understanding of the work of that committee. Since then, the name change has been a source of some confusion in many...