Lay members of annual conference, along with the pastor, interpret the work done by the annual conference session to the congregation. They are the liaison between the congregation and the general church and represent the congregation in the actions taken at the annual conference sessions. The Discipline requires that lay members of annual conference be professing members of the United Methodist Church for two years preceding their election and active participants in The United Methodist Church for at least four years before their election (Book of Discipline, 2016, paragraph 602.4).
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