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CONTENTS

VI.

VII. VIII. IX. X.

XI.

Changes in Church Membership or Local Church Membership (¶¶ 235–242) Organization and Administration (¶¶ 243–258) . . page 168 The Charge Conference (¶¶ 246–251) The Church Council (¶ 252) Specialized Ministries (¶¶ 253–257) Administrative Committees (¶ 258) The Method of Organizing a New Church (¶ 259) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 199 Transfer of a Local Church (¶ 260) . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 202 Protection of Rights of Congregations (¶ 261). . . . page 202 Special Sundays (¶¶ 262–265) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 203 Churchwide Special Sundays With Offerings (¶ 263) Special Sundays Without Churchwide Offerings (¶¶ 264–265) Lay Servant Ministries (¶¶ 266–271). . . . . . . . . . . . page 210 Chapter Two THE MINISTRY OF THE ORDAINED

I. The Meaning of Ordination and Conference Membership (¶¶ 301–304) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 217 II. Clergy Orders in The United Methodist Church (¶¶ 305–309) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 220 III. Candidacy for Licensed and Ordained Ministry (¶¶ 310–314) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 223 IV. License for Pastoral Ministry (¶¶ 315–320) . . . . . . page 229 V. Associate Membership (¶¶ 321–323) . . . . . . . . . . . page 235 VI. Provisional Membership (¶¶ 324–327) . . . . . . . . . . page 238 VII. The Ordained Deacon in Full Connection (¶¶ 328–330) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 246 VIII. Appointments of Deacons and Provisional Deacons to Various Ministries (¶ 331) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 251 IX. The Ordained Elder in Full Connection (¶¶ 332–336) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 256 Admission and Continuance of Full Membership in the Annual Conference (¶ 336) X. Appointments to Various Ministries (¶¶ 337–342) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 263 x

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The Book of Discipline 2012, Part II  

The Book of Discipline 2012, Part II