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Chapter 4 - 18th Edition with changes
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Chapter 4:    Pastors and other Church Employees
A Divinely Appointed Ministry
  "God has a church, and she has a divinely appointed ministry. 'An He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and sone, evangelists; and sone, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the owrk of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ . . .'
  "Men appointed of God have been chosen to watch with jealous care, with vigilant perseverance, and the church many not be overthrown by the evil desires of Satan, but that she shall stand in the world to promote the glory of God among men." TM 52, 53
  Conference President
  The Conference President should be an ordained pastor of experience and good report. He stands at the head of the gospel ministry in the conference and is the chief elder, or overseer, or all the churches. He works for their spiritual welfare and counsels them regarding their activities and plans. He has access to all the churches and their servicesm business meetings, and boards, without vote unless granted by the church, of unless he is a member of the congregation. He may by virture of his office, preside over any meeting of any church when necessary. He has access to all church records
 The conference president does not has authority to set aside the duly elected officers of the church, but will work in cooperation with them. They in turn are bound, in recognition of the ties of conference fellowship, to counsel with him over all that pertains to the welfare of the church. They should not attempt to exclude him from a proper discharge of his duties.

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