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Trans-European Adventists reaffirm existing guidelines for ordained, commissioned ministers

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Trans-European Adventists reaffirm existing guidelines for ordained, commissioned ministers

Trans-European Division President Bertil Wiklander leads a presentation at regional church year-end meetings last week in Montenegro. Church leadership there voted to reaffirm existing guidelines for ordained and commissioned ministers serving in the region. [photos courtesy TED]

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November 21, 2011 | Becici, Montenegro | Miroslav Pujic/ANN staff

The Executive Committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church's Trans-European Division (TED) last week approved a motion granting administrative unions permission to manage the matter of parity between ordained and commissioned ministers within existing policy and previously voted guidelines.

The move follows a decision by the denomination's worldwide Executive Committee to decline a request from the North American Division to allow commissioned ministers to serve as presidents of local administrative conferences.

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