2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 3255

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3255. Regular Pastoral Service. The pastoral office is defined in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:675. In The Wesleyan Church, pastoral service includes the pastor of a church (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:735), an associate pastor (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:738), and an assistant pastor, who may specialize in such ways as minister of spiritual formation, minister of music, minister of visitation or minister of youth (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:741). An ordained minister appointed by a district conference to any of these levels of pastoral service in connection with a Wesleyan church, developing church or mission shall be placed on the appointed list (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1240:I:A:2); a commissioned or licensed minister appointed as pastor, associate pastor or assistant pastor of a Wesleyan church shall be a voting member of the district conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:317; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1083:3; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1240:II:A; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1240:III:A; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3044:4; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3059:2e).