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AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Fifth Episcopal District

Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Presiding Bishop

 

Hilton Airport Hotel

St Louis, MO

October 28, 2013

 

FIFTH EPISCOPAL DISTRICT PLANNING MEETING

 

Clergy Forum

The Doctrine and Discipline of the AME Church,  2012:  Guide and Safeguard for Ministry

Bishop Clement W. Fugh, Leader

 

I.  INTRODUCTION

Quadrennial Theme 2013-2016, “Fulfilling the Great Commission” page 2

2013 The Goal of Discipleship (Matthew 28: 18-20)

2014 The Cost of Discipleship (Mark 8: 34-38)

2015 The Evidence of Discipleship (John 13: 34-35)

2016 The Fruit of Discipleship (John 15: 1 -5)

 

II. DOCTRINAL AFFIRMATION

 

III. INCORPORATION AND CHURCH PROPERTY

IC-04-02               Correction to Deed Form for Real Property                 page 55

IC-04-03               Local Church Property – Transfer of Property             page 54

 

IV. CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

CM -05-01            Admission in to the Church                                          pages 58-59

CM-05-02             Admission in to the Church (Full Member)                   pages 58-59

CM-05-03             Admission in to the Church (Preparatory)            ..       pages 58-59

CM-05-04             Advancement from Membership to Discipleship    ..      pages 53, 75-76

CM-05-06             Deaconess                                                                 page 68

CM-05-10             Growing the Local Church School                              pages 69-70

CM-05-15             Voluntary Merging of Small Congregations for Greater

                                Spiritual Growth                                                      pages 79-80

 

V. MINISTRY

MN-06-01       Admissions Policy for Itinerant Ministry                page 84

MN-06-10       Inventory of AME Church Property and Asset Management page 104-105

MN-06-16       Minister’s Bill of Rights-Housing                             page 100

MN-06-17       Minister’s Bill of Rights – Deacon vs. Elder             pages 100-101

MN-06-19       Minister’s Bill of Rights – Notice of Change            page 100

MN-06-20       Notarized Statement RE: Ministerial Orders            page 89

MN-06-25       Presiding Elder District Budget                                page 105

MN-06-26       Retirement of Ministers                                           page 113

 

VI.             GENERAL GOVERNMENTAL DIVISIONS AND AUTHORITY

GD-07-05             Duties of an Active Bishop                                       page 118

GD-07-13             Voting Privileges of Retired Bishops                         page 122

 

VII.  GENERAL BOARD AND CONNECTIONAL DEPARTMENTS AND COMMISIONS

 

VIII.  CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS

CC-09-03              Application Requirements for Ecclesiastical Endorsement

                                                                                                            page 182

CC-09-07              Commission on Higher Education                           page 148

CC-09-09              Election of General Secretary                                 pages 193-194

CC-09-11              Enforcement of Conf. Attendance by Chaplains      page 196

CC-09-17              Membership on Epis. Dist. Budget Committee        pages 206-235

CC-09-22              Representation of Young Adults on Bds. and Commissions           pages 145, 146, 151, 200, 206, 235

CC-09-25              The Annual Conference Bd. of Trustees                page 211

CC-09-28              The Quarterly Conference Composition                page 215

 

IX.             CHURCH FINANCE

 

X.                GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT

GDC-11-01          Development Fund Budgets for Districts 14-20         page 247

GDC-11-04          The H. B. Senatle Center                                          page 255

 

XI.             JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION

JA-12-01               Clergy Sexual Misconduct                                        page 274

JA-12-04               Clergy Sexual Misconduct                                        page 281

JA-12-05               Clergy Sexual Misconduct                                        page 270

JA-12-09               Guiding Principles to Consider Whether a Clergy Person

                              Should Be Temporarily Suspended after a Sexual Misconduct

                              Complaint is Filed                                                      page 277

JA-12-10               On Divorce – Section Deleted from The Discipline

JA-12-11               Referencing Judicial Decision in The Discipline           page 201

JA-12-12               Rescinding Temporary Suspension of Clergy if Sexual

                              Misconduct Complaint is NOT Referred to Trial         page 280

JA-12-14               The Judicial Council Duties                                        page 294