2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 690

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690. All matters related to voting on securing or retaining a pastor are the concern of a pastoral charge (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:503), whether it consists of a single church or a circuit. In most instances, a pastoral charge will consist of one local church, and the following paragraphs are so written. If a circuit is involved, the vice-chair of the circuit advisory council (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:530) assumes leadership in all negotiations, the circuit advisory council fills the role of the local board of administration, and the circuit conference rather than the local church conference is the voting body.