|Chargeable Offenses and the Statue of Limitations
A bishop, clergy member of an annual conference (¶ 365), local pastor, clergy on honorable or administrative location, or diaconal minister may choose a trial when charged (subject to the statue of limitations in ¶ 2702.4) with one or more of the following offenses: (a) immorality; (b) practices declared by The United Methodist Church to be incompatible with Christian teachings;14 (c) crime; (d) failure to perform the work of the ministry; (e) disobedience to the Order and Discipline of The United Methodist Church; (f) dissemination of doctrines contrary to the established standards of doctrine of The United Methodist Church; (g) relationships and/or behavior that undermines the ministry of another pastor; (h) racial harassment; (i) child abuse; (j) sexual abuse; (k) sexual misconduct or (l) sexual harassment.
14. See Judicial Council Decision 702.
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