We are a small congregation, thanks partly to a pastor we had some time ago who drove people away. We are now in the process of replacing a pastor who is retiring and we ran into problems with the Bishop who is citing rules that are not in the Book of Discipline. He is basicly telling us that he is running the show and we don't have anything to say about it. Question is who do you go to if you have problems with a Bishop?nwxid

Be clear about the rules and that the Book of Discipline  does not cover these matters. Be able to state your case in writing. Review this with a District Superintendent. Your Annual Conference has an Episcopacy Committee. You can state your concern to them. Be in prayer about your situation and for the Bishop.
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Delton Krueger


United Methodist Pastor, District Superintendent, Conference Executive for over sixty years. Book of Discipline and General Conference experience. Also provider of information regarding the sacred days of the great world religions. Experience in working with many world religions and in business at Mall of America.


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Over fifty years of experience in the field of religion with a primary focus on Christianity and including experience with people of world religions.

Mall Area Religious Council
United Methodist Church as ordained clergyperson
Bloomington Community Foundation

Portable Guide to World Religions 2007

Hamline University, St. Paul, MN Drew University School of Theology, Madison NJ

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