2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1006
From Wesleyan Discipline
1006. Authorization. The establishment of a developing district may be authorized by the General Conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1590:11), upon recommendation of the General Board, or, in the interim of General Conference sessions, by the General Board. The authorizing act shall define the boundaries and assign an official name to the developing district. Any proposed boundaries that will alter the bounds of an established district in the interim of General Conference sessions must have the approval of such a district and shall be effected as required in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1060-1065 (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655:34).