The Other Schism in the UMC



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If you allow this breakup process..

How are you accounting for the pension liabilities for all the retired pastors (not to mention the current pastors)?

Are these more nimble, more innovative groups going to be able to leave those liabilities behind, or are they going to have to take them along?

Because that whole itinerancy thing that you see as being negotiable was based on the idea that these pastors would have positions, and have pensions in retirement. You can allow changing the rules, and those changes might even be good, but I don't see how you account for the promises that have been made in the past.

JR more than 1 year ago