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|Record Creator:||United Methodist Church (U.S.). Ministry Study Committee|
|Title:||Records of the Ministry Study Committee|
|Abstract:||The Ministry Study Committee was formed by the General Conference in 1980 to study the nature and ordering of ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. This collection contains records of that committee. Its recommendations were turned down by the General Conference of 1984 which then instituted the Commission on the Study of Ministry to continue the work.|
|Quantity:||0.72 cu. feet|
The Ministry Study Committee was formed by the General Conference in 1980 to study the nature and ordering of ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. Under the chairmanship of E. Dale Dunlap, the committee was assigned to function under the Board of Higher Education and Ministry, and instructed to have a report prepared for legislative action at the General Conference of 1984. Though the Committee's report was approved by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the General Conference voted it down, and voted for a new commission to continue to study the problem over the next quadrennium.
This collection contains records of the Ministry Study Committee. Record types include: minutes, correspondence, working papers, reports, notes, and printed matter. The records cover the entire life of the committee, from 1980 through 1984.
When citing material from this collection please use the following format: Direct reference to the item or its file folder, Ministry Study Committee United Methodist Church Archives - GCAH, Madison, New Jersey. Do not make use of the items' call number as that is not a stable descriptor.
Denominational agency journals, reports and committee minutes are open to the public unless they have been closed in accordance with requirements specified in the Discipline. Denominational agency staff office records are closed for twenty-five (25) years after creation. Personnel records are closed for at least 75 years. Appeals can be made to the General Commission on Archives and History, P. O. Box 127, Madison, NJ 07940.
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|Elders (Church officers).|
|Call Number||Folder Title||Date(s)|
|1335-2-1: 9||Preliminary and Tentative Working Design||1981|