2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 537
From Wesleyan Discipline
537. A special evangelistic, rescue or missionary work which cannot appropriately be organized as a developing church shall be carried on as a mission. A mission may be conducted by an established church subject to the approval of the district board of administration (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:655:16), by a district (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:24; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1233:30) or by the Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division. It shall not maintain a membership roll nor receive members. A mission shall have no local boards, officers or committees except such as are appointed by the mission director, are amenable to the mission director, and can be replaced at the discretion of the mission director.