2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 4740–4750

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C. Circuit Property

4740. The organization and government for a circuit within an established district are set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:525–535. The regulations concerning the acquisition, purchase, sale, encumbrance, transfer or other disposition of circuit property within an established district shall be the same as for local church property within the district as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4680 and 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4700:1–5. The proceeds from the sale of circuit property shall also be disposed of in the same manner as the proceeds from the sale of local church property as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4720–4730. The circuit board of trustees shall carry such duties concerning circuit property as are required of a local church board of trustees (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:850–859) and shall be subject to the general regulations as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4500–4630.

4750. Whenever the discontinuance of a circuit shall be ordered by the district conference, or whenever a local church is separated from a circuit and established as a separate pastoral charge (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:25), the district conference shall also order the sale or disposition of circuit property, for which a recommendation shall be received from the district board of administration (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1233:10c). Each local church shall be entitled to receive its just share of the property in which it has invested funds; and the amount of such value and just share shall be determined by the district board of administration or a special committee appointed for that purpose.