Reinstatement to the Rights, Privileges and Responsibilities of Being a Member of the Clergy. A member of the clergy who has lost good standing and whose application for restoration to good standing has resulted in a recommendation for reinstatement to the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of being a member of the clergy, may be restored to good standing and have his or her credential returned only by the following process:

  1. approval of the district superintendent;
  2. approval of the District Ministerial Credentials Board or District Board of Ministry;
  3. a two-thirds approval of the District Advisory Board;
  4. approval of the Board of General Superintendents; and
  5. approval of the district assembly where good standing was lost. (606.1–606.2, 606.5, 606.11–606.12)