Memorial 76

CONSTITUTION: Membership Commitments as Guides and Helps to Holy Living

Whereas, The 2016 General Conference has revised Chapter 2 of Part 2 of The Discipline of The Wesleyan Church, bringing our understanding of membership in line with a respect for our traditions and a commitment to serve this present age;

Whereas, The 2016 General Conference has approved relocating paragraphs 260-268 from the Constitution of the Church to the Statutory Law section of The Discipline;

Whereas, The 2016 General Conference has approved Memorial 75, which contains two paragraphs that help to synchronize the intent of the revision of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of The Discipline with the Membership Commitments; and

Whereas, If the approval of Memorial No. 64 does not receive the necessary two-thirds aggregate vote of the district conferences, those two paragraphs of Memorial 75 have no place to reside in The Discipline and their intent will be lost;

Resolved, That if Memorial 64 does not receive the necessary two-thirds aggregate vote of the district conferences, those two paragraphs would be edited and inserted immediately following paragraph 555 in the newly-revised chapter on membership, as follows:

557. Guides and Helps to Holy Living. The Membership Commitments (260-268) are the biblically-based convictions historically held by The Wesleyan Church, which all members are encouraged to prayerfully consider and embrace.

558. All those serving in elected and credentialed office in The Wesleyan Church shall be required to follow carefully and conscientiously the Guides and Helps to Holy Living found in paragraphs 260-268.

Resolved, That if Memorial 64 does receive the necessary two-thirds aggregate vote of the district conferences, the action in this memorial is unnecessary, and is null and void, since it is cared for by the approval of Memorials 64 and 75.

COMMITTEE ON MEMORIALS

Wayne A. MacBeth, Secretary

Committee on Memorials

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General Conference

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