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TITLE MINISTERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS--Housing
REFERENCE The Doctrine and Discipline of the African Methodist
Episcopal Church 2008, Page 120-121, Section
INTENT To align the policy with current practice
RATIONALE Churches should not be limited or restricted to
only provide parsonages to pastors.
1 CURRENT TEXT: A comfortable parsonage shall be furnished for the pastor’s family
2 within the agreed means of the local church by the Trustees of said church.
4 AMENDED TEXT: A comfortable parsonage shall be furnished for the pastor’s family
5 by the Trustees of the local church within the agreed means of the church, in the
6 alternative the Stewards of the local church may negotiate a reasonable housing
7 allowance with the pastor.
11 Submitted by Rev. Joelynn T. Stokes, Esq., General Counsel 4th Episcopal District
Proposal for Legislation— §VII(A)(2)(b) p.120-121 Office of the General Secretary/CIO.
Form Updated 8/9/11
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