AC2019 — Renewal leave resolution
A proposal to allow clergy with six years of full-time appointment, or equivalent for less-than-full-time clergy, to be allowed up to three months of leave “for personal reflection and self-renewal,” funded by the local church or charge passed. The resolution was sent to the Council of Finance and Administration to determine its cost. After further discussion the Saturday of the conference, the topic has been referred to the Connecting Council to discuss possible ways to implement such a program. Under provisions in the resolution, the conference would pay the salary for the interim pastor.