R&R and AM – the low down:
Recognised and Regarded. This is no longer the category which applies to people in LEP situation. The category is “Authorised to Serve” (AM).
(This change occurred six or seven years ago. R and R means that a person
is fully under the discipline of our Conference, resulting in people being
fully under two disciplines, which obviously doesn’t work. AM means that a
person is under the discipline of their own Church but authorised by and
accountable to the Methodist Church for relevant parts of their work.)
As soon as we know who the person is, we can start the ball rolling (it
must come via the District). The President of Conference would be asked
to approve it. I’ve never known a case of refusal.