2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 3460

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3460. Licensed Special Worker. A Wesleyan Church member who meets the leadership qualifications (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:260–268; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:558) may be granted a special worker’s license by the district conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:29e) provided that the candidate has been recommended for such license by the local church conference, or by the local board of administration if so delegated (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:655:8; cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:782:20), that the candidate promises to pursue the course of study for the particular field of service (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3210:5), and that the candidate has been recommended for such license by the district board of ministerial development after careful examination concerning Christian experience, gifts, calling, and experience in the particular field of service (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1390:5). The license shall be issued and signed by the district superintendent and district secretary (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:6360; cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1310:23; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1332:4). The license may be renewed annually by continued qualification as above, if the candidate completes two courses in the course of study as attested by the Ministerial Study Course Agency, and if service is satisfactory, including the proper filing of reports. If a licensed special worker fails to file the annual service report (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1402), unless such failure is due to illness, injury or a similar emergency, the license shall not be renewed (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1390:8). The licensed special worker shall be amenable to the district (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1233:39), and the license may be revoked between sessions of the district conference by judicial process as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5200:3; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5206. A person from another denomination holding a district license as a special worker or its equivalent may be received into The Wesleyan Church subject to the regulations which govern the reception of a minister (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3104).