Yes, reading by-laws is deadly dull business. But you really need to have a look at the changes being made to the disciplinary canons of the Episcopal Church, if you care about local ministry. These changes, IMO, are a big part of centralizing the church's authority in a New York bureaucracy - an insider's club with franchise offices in other parts of the country - and eliminating any informed dissent.
You can go over to Stand Firm, which provides guidance on how to navigate the process.
Look, my Senior Warden read all this stuff and commented...and she's a professional woman who is having a baby this week! If a pregnant health care executive & church Warden can take the time to do this, what's your excuse?