Article XV. MINISTER
Section 1. Called Minister
- The Role of the Minister: The Minister shall be responsible with the Members for the guiding of worship and the spiritual interests within the Church. The Minister shall have freedom of the pulpit as well as freedom to express their own opinion outside the pulpit.
- Calling of a Minister: The Minister shall be called upon recommendation of a Ministerial Search Committee by a supermajority of the Members at any meeting whose notice specifies this vote.
- Dismissal: The Minister may be dismissed by a simple majority vote of the Members at any meeting whose notice specifies this vote.
Section 2. Acting Minister (such as an interim, contract or developmental minister)
An Acting Minister may be selected with the approval of the Board of Directors and approval of a majority of Members at any Congregational Meeting. This arrangement may be extended or terminated by a majority vote of the Board of Directors and a majority vote of the Members at any Congregational Meeting, or by resignation of the Acting Minister.