2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 4780

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4780. No local church may vote to withdraw as a body from The Wesleyan Church, or in any way sever its relation thereto, and no local church conference and/or local board of administration and/or local board of trustees can divert property from The Wesleyan Church (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:859:4; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4550). If any local church violates or in any way attempts to circumvent these provisions, then all rights, title, and interest in and to all real property of such local church shall thereupon immediately vest in the district corporation (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4100) or in the district board of trustees in the case of an unincorporated district (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4855); and all such property shall be vacated immediately by the offending party or parties. The district conference or, in the interim, the district board of administration shall have authority to deny the use of any such property to the offending party or parties and to order the immediate eviction of any such party or parties who do not comply therewith.