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Book of Discipline: ¶ 412. Review and Evaluation of Bishops


In its review of the work, character, and official administration of the bishops under ¶ 524.3a, the jurisdictional or central conference committee on episcopacy shall establish and implement processes that provide, at least once each quadrennium, for each active bishop, a full and formal evaluation which will include self-evaluation, assessment by episcopal peers, and comment by persons affected by his or her superintendency (such as cabinets, lay leaders, directors of agencies served). Such processes shall include the participation of the conference or area committee on episcopacy. It shall be the duty of each jurisdiction’s College of Bishops/ central conference’s College of Bishops, under the leadership of its president, to consult with and to cooperate with the committee in order to schedule and facilitate such reviews and evaluations as well as to address issues that may arise in the course of that work.

From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church - 2016. Copyright 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.