Bishop Manual

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. General Information

1.01 LMC Mission Statement

1.02 LMC Structure

1.03 District.Cong.Bishop

2. The Bishop's Role and Function

2.01 Statement of Commitment

2.02 Role of Bishop

2.03 Bishop Search and Selection

2.04 Financial Support

2.05 Getting Started

2.06 Guidelines for Role and Duties

2.07 Relationships _ Responsibilities

2.08 Guidelines for Bishop Evaluations

2.8b Bishop Development Team

2.09 Global Delegate

2.10 Role of BB _ CEC

2.11 Record Keeping

2.12 Counsel and Assistance

2.13 Problem Issues and Irregularities

2.14 Retirement Policies

2.15 Bishop Retirement

2.16 Continuing Education Packet

3. Credentialing Policies and Procedures

3.01 Credentialing Procedure

3.02 Bishop Approval

3.03 Cred Packet.English

3.03 Credentialing Packet- English

3.04 Cred Packet.Spanish

3.04 Credentialing Packet- Spanish

3.05 Ministry Transitions Resource Packet for Congregations and Pastoral Candidates

3.06 TCP-plan-overview-1-27-17

3.07 Leadership Education Grant

3.08 Quiet Shouts Seminary Scholarship Fund

3.09 UE Application & Letter

3.10 Growth Areas

3.11 Referral Guidelines

3.12 Interim Transition Agreement

4. Guiding Documents

4.01 Change of Affiliation

4.02 Child Protective Services Law Reporting

4.02b CC Child Protection Policy

4.03 Code of Ethics

4.04 Constitution.Revised.2005

4.05 Confession of Faith

4.06 Mennonite Polity

4.07 Explore Core

4.08 Guidelines when Former Pastor Remains in Cong

4.09 Homosexuality Statement

4.10 Sexual Misconduct Policy&Procedure

4.10b Forms Supplement

4.11 Sexual Misconduct-Spanish

4.12 Justice Making

4.12b Justice Making – Canada

4.13 Justice Making-Spanish

4.14 Recommendation Summary

4.15 Ordination of Women Vote Results

4.16 Bishop Action

4.17 Receiving Congregations and Leaders

4.18 Guidelines for Congregations Seeking Membership in LMC

4.19 Sabbatical Policy

4.19b Sabbaticals for Pastors

4.19c Pastor Retirement Guidelines

4.20 Congregational dissolution checklist

4.21 Acronyms