2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 518:7

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(7) An established church may be reclassified by the district conference or the district board of administration as a developing church if such is recommended by the district superintendent and:
(a) If its membership drops to twenty or fewer (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:24; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1233:30; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5320); or
(b) If no new converts and/or believers’ baptisms have been reported by the church within the previous two years; or
(c) If no intentional investment of financial and human resources into the needs of those outside the church has been demonstrated within the two previous years; or
(d) If it ceases to meet one or more of the other conditions set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:518:2–5 (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4670).