2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 4810–4820
A. Developing District Property
4800. The regulations concerning property within the bounds of a developing district shall be set forth in the Policy of the General Board for the Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division in accord with the following:
- (1) The authority for the purchase, sale, encumbrance, transfer or other disposal of real property within a developing district shall be vested in the General Board (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655:35; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4810).
- (2) All property shall be held by and/or conveyed to The Wesleyan Church Corporation and shall be General Church property (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4920), except when otherwise required by local laws or otherwise directed by the General Board (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655:39), in which case it shall be held in trust for the benefit and use of the members and ministers of The Wesleyan Church and shall contain the appropriate trust clause as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4610 (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4590–4630).
- (3) The superintendent and any other workers of the developing district shall supervise, control, and maintain the property under their care in accord with The Discipline, the Policy of the General Board for the Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division, and other directives, and as supervised by the Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship.
- (4) All legal and property records shall be in the custody of the Executive Director of Communication and Administration unless otherwise directed by the General Board, in which case certified or true copies shall be filed in the custody of the Executive Director of Communication and Administration.
B. Provisional District Property
4810. The regulations concerning property within the bounds of a provisional district shall be the same as for an established district, with the exception that the official actions of a provisional district are subject to the approval of the General Board (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1020–1030), and that no property within a provisional district may be received, transferred, bought, leased or sold without the written permission of the Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship, and with the further exception that the General Board may give special directions as deemed necessary (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655:35).
4820. A provisional district may be incorporated when so recommended by the Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship and authorized by the General Board (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655:35) as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4100–4150.