CHAPTER XII. AUTHORITY TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION

CHAPTER  XII. AUTHORITY TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION

1). The General Conference may be authorized to amend any clause in the clauses of this Constitution, but not including the Basic Teachings of the Church, if there is general consensus of all District Meetings of the Church, for such amendments, and a motion is tabled before the Conference of that year, and is accepted by two thirds of that General Conference. When such a motion is accepted for the amendment of a clause in the Constitution, it will then be confirmed by the General Conference of the ensuing year by a two thirds majority vote, and it will the authority of that Conference to resolve the amendment to be made and also the timing of such amendment.

2). It will be permissible for the General Conference to consider the Basic Teachings of the Church, if it is the general consensus of all the District Meetings of the Church for such considerations to be made, and such a motion has been tabled before the General Conference of the Church of that year and has been approved by a two thirds majority vote by the General Conference. When such a motion has been approved by the General Conference, it will then be referred to the Ministerial Conference of the ensuing year. When the motion has been discussed by that Conference and is approved by a simple majority vote, the Ministerial Conference will then advise the General Conference of the following year. The General Conference will then vote on the motion, for approval and will be accepted by a majority vote of not less than three quarters of the members of the General Conference. The General Conference will have the authority to resolve the wording and timing of such an amendment.