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No second chance for church ministers: Methodist Church

August 23, 2018 6:17 pm

Increase in misconduct and abuse of power has forced the Methodist church to lay down harsh penalties for its church ministers.

Speaking to FBC News, Methodist Church Communication Secretary Wilfred Regunamada says they amended their laws so that ministers who commonly breaches the code of conduct will not be re-instated as a minister.

Regunamada says the previous practice was that ministers were given another chance after five years of serving their sentence however with numerous concerns raised by church members this will no longer happen.

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“The tradition was to discipline the pastor or the minister for five years if there is an adultery case or any discipline cases but then I think because of the rise in concerns of pastor’s behaviour the church has made the changes.”

When asked by FBC News how many church ministers have been dealt with in terms of breaching the code of conduct, Regunamada says they cannot give an outright number but it happens every year.

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