Important Judicial Council ruling
IN COMPLIANCE WITH the requirements of the Charity Council’s Code of Governance 2006, ¶149.1 (e) and ¶149.1 (f) of The Book of Discipline were amended at the General Conference in September 2008. They fix a mandatory maximum term of four consecutive years for Treasurers and Chairpersons of Local Church Finance Committees.
As a guide to local churches, the Judicial Council has ruled that any Local Church Treasurer or Finance Chairperson who is serving a fourth consecutive year in 2009 is ineligible to serve during the 2009-2010 term. They may become eligible for election to such positions in future, subject to the same term limit of four consecutive years. The full decision will be published in the General Conference Journal.