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Never trifle away time; neither spend any more time at any place than is strictly necessary.

2. Be punctual. Do everything exactly at the time. And do not mend our rules, but keep them; not for wrath, but conscience' sake.

3. Act in all things not according to your own will, but as a son in the gospel. It is therefore your duty to employ your time in the manner which we direct; in preaching, meeting the classes, visiting from house to house, and especially visiting the sick; in reading, meditation, and prayer. Above all, if you labor with us in the Lord's vineyard, it is needful you should do that part of the work which we advise, at those times and places which we judge most for his glory.

If he give satisfactory answers to these questions, the Conference, by a vote of the majority, may admit him into full connection.

SECTION VII. OF TRAVELING DEACONS. T 69. Ques. 1. How is a deacon constituted?

Ans. 1. By the election of a majority of the Annual Conference, and the laying on of the hands of a Bishop.

Ans. 2. Before any traveling preacher is ordained deacon, he shall pass an approved examination upon the Course of Study prescribed by the Bishops for candidates for the ministry; and in no case shall a vote be taken to elect any one to deacon's orders until he is recommended by the examining committee.

T 70. Ques. 2. What shall be the time of probation of a traveling preacher for the office of a deacon?

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Ans. No one shall be so elected and ordained who has not been two years in the regular itinerant work, except such as may be selected by the Bishop for the missionary work, when the Annual Conference shall have authority to elect to the deacon's office sooner, if the Conference judge it expedient.

T 71. Ques. 3. What are the duties of a traveling deacon?

Ans. 1. To administer baptism and to solemnize the rite of matrimony, in the absence of the elder.

Ans. 2. To assist the elder in administering the Lord's Supper.

Ans. 3. To do all the duties of a traveling preacher.

SECTION VIII. OF TRAVELING ELDERS. T 72. Ques. 1. How is an elder constituted ?

Ans. 1. By the election of a majority of the Annual Conference, and the laying on of the hands of a Bishop and some of the elders that are present.

Ans. 2. Before any traveling preacher is ordained elder he shall pass an approved examination upon the Course of Study prescribed by the Bishops for candidates for the ministry; and in no case shall a vote be taken to elect

any one to elder's orders until he is recommended by the examining committee.

973. Ques. 2. What shall be the time of probation of a traveling deacon for the office of an elder?

Ans. Every traveling deacon shall exercise that office for two years, before he be eligible to the office of elder; except in the case of missionaries, when the Annual Conference shall have authority to elect to the elder's office sooner, if the Conference judge it expedient. Provided, always, that when a preacher has passed his examination, and has been elected to deacon's orders, but fails of his ordination through the absence of the Bishop, his eligibility to the office of elder shall run from the time of his election to the office of dea

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74. Ques. 3. What are the duties of a traveling elder?

Ans. 1. To administer baptism and the Lord's Supper, and to solemnize the rite of matrimony, and perform all parts of divine worship.

Ans. 2. To do all the duties of a traveling preacher.

75. Ques. 4. What shall be done. in the case of missionaries and native preachers in foreign lands where there is no Annual Conference?

Ans. The Bishop in charge of the mission shall have authority to ordain

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