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CoWF - Traditional Plan #6 - Composition of Board of Ordained Ministry - Par. 635.1a (90037-TC-ΒΆ635.1a-G)

Amend by addition ¶ 635.1.a:

Members shall be nominated by the presiding bishop after consultation with the chairperson of the board, the executive committee, or a committee elected by the board of the previous quadrennium, and with the cabinet. Prior to being nominated for membership on the Board of Ministry by the bishop, any individual must certify that he or she will uphold, enforce, and maintain the Book of Discipline related to commissioning, ordination, and marriage of self-avowed practicing homosexuals. Additionally, the bishop must certify that he or she only has nominated individuals who will uphold, enforce, and maintain the Book of Discipline related to ordination and marriage of self-avowed practicing homosexuals. To ensure adequate board membership . . .

Rationale

Guarding against non-conforming boards of ordained ministry, this provision ensures that members of the board commit to upholding the requirements of the Discipline and makes the bishop responsible for nominating only such persons. Permitting boards to not conform to the Discipline tears the unity of the church.

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