CHART Historical Statement, page 25
Under the box for
: (elects pastor and local
church board. [; manages local church finances; has charge of all other
matters pertaining to its local life and work]) LOCAL CHURCH
Insert a box for PASTOR Paragraphs 115, 412-420
Insert below the new box for PASTOR, (elected by the local church, nominated by the church board, approved by the district superintendent, to give oversight of a local church)
Insert a box for
BOARD Paragraphs 127-.1,
129-130 LOCAL CHURCH
Insert below the new box for LOCAL CHURCH BOARD, (elected by the local church to manage local church finances and have charge of all other matters pertaining to the life and work of the local church)
FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1. The current flow chart gives the inaccurate impression that our government, on the local level, is purely congregational, when in fact it includes pastoral oversight and is representative. It is simply an inaccurate flow chart.
2. The current flow chart is inconsistent with how it represents the local government in comparison to the way it represents the general and district government.