2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 4540–4550
4540. A board of trustees shall have and hold in trust for the use and benefit of the members and ministers of The Wesleyan Church any and all property committed to it; shall see that titles are good; that deeds and all written instrumentalities are in harmony with The Discipline and with local laws as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4510; that all property deeds and titles contain the required trust clause as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4610; that they are promptly recorded; that abstracts and all other legal papers are properly stored and secured; and shall perform such other duties as are required of them in The Discipline or by the governing body to which they are amenable, and in the case of incorporated bodies, as set forth in the articles of incorporation and bylaws or charter of the corporation. 4550. A trustee or board of trustees and/or its governing body may not divert property from the ownership and use of The Wesleyan Church.