A significant amendment was offered by Gary Mueller (North Texas Annual Conference) and perfected by the sub-committee. The amendment establishes a team of eight people to advise the bishop on the qualities needed in appointable pastors within the bounds of the annual conference. It also requires reporting to the executive committee on the Board of Ordained Ministry and accountability through the jurisdictional and conference committees on the Episcopacy.
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Ask The UMC: Does Christmas have roots in pagan beliefs?
A look at the long history of celebrating Christmas on December 25 and how the early church arrived at that date.
Theology and Education
Commentary: The power of pencils in Cameroon
United Methodist Women in Cameroon reach out to rural school students with much-needed school supplies as part of the One Child, One Pencil Project.