2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1020
From Wesleyan Discipline
1020. Authorization. A provisional district is created by the General Conference, upon recommendation of the General Board (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1590:11), or, in the interim of General Conference sessions, by the General Board. The authorizing act shall define the boundaries of the provisional district and assign to it an official name. Any proposed boundaries that will alter the existing bounds of an established district in the interim of General Conference sessions must have the approval of such district and shall be effected as required in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1060–1065 (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1655:34).