Constitution - Art 10 Conflict Resolution

 

10.  Conflict Resolution

(10.1) When there are conflicts or difficulty within the church that cannot be resolved, including conflicts between the Pastor and congregation, the church council, the pastor, or a petition signed by a minimum of thirty-three percent (33 %) of the members in good standing may invite the intervention by the Regional Elder to resolve the conflict, in accordance with UFMCC Bylaws.

(10.2) Removing the pastor from Office

(10.2.1) The church shall follow the process as outlined in the UFMCC Bylaws for removing the pastor from office for disloyalty, unbecoming conduct, dereliction of duty, or when irreconcilable differences arise that cannot be resolved through mutual agreement.

(10.2.2) Any petition to indicate the process of removing the pastor from office must be submitted to the Secretary of the Church Council and be signed by at least twenty-five percent (25 %) of the members in good standing.

(10.2.3) The Church Council may initiate the process of removing the pastor from the office by a vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the full Church Council.

(10.2.4) The Secretary of the Church Council shall send a copy of the completed petition or motion of the Church Council to the Regional Elder within tree (3) days.

(10.2.5) The Pastor shall remain fully compensated until the final action of the congregation.

 

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