A retired minister is one who has been placed in the retired relation by the district assembly in which he or she holds ministerial membership, upon recommendation by the District Ministerial Credentials Board. Any change in status must be approved by the district assembly, upon recommendation by the District Ministerial Credentials Board.
Retirement shall not compel cessation from ministerial labors or in itself deprive of membership in the district assembly. A minister who was serving in an “assigned” role at the time of requesting retired relation or at the age for normal retirement may be placed in a “retired assigned” relation. A “retired assigned” minister is a member of the district assembly. However, a minister in an “unassigned” status in either of the above situations will be placed in a “retired unassigned” relation. A “retired unassigned” minister is not a member of the district assembly. (201, 536.9)