Chapter 11 » 11.16

Membership of children

Options available to those admitted when they were children

An individual who became a member when under sixteen may at any time take one of the following courses of action:

  1. continue in membership without making any formal statement;
  2. indicate personal acceptance of membership acquired as a young child on application of parents and have this personal acceptance formally recognised by the area meeting.
  3. resign from membership and, at the same or some later time, seek admission ‘by convincement’ under the normal procedure;
  4. resign from membership without further formality since he or she does not consider himself or herself a member.

A member wishing to follow course b, c or d shall so indicate preferably in writing to the area meeting clerk, whereupon the area meeting shall take such action as it thinks appropriate. It should record in its minutes the action taken.

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