2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1233:30

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(30) To authorize the establishment of a mission (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:537; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:655:15), a developing church (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:510), an urban missional church (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:523), and a church, (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:518) and to receive a report from the district superintendent on the effecting of such organizations (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:520:6); to reclassify an established church as a developing church when its number of members drops to 20 or fewer (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:518:5); and to declare a church as discontinued or abandoned (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:24; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4730). Any established church that is not under discipline may not be discontinued without a corroborating vote of the local church conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:655:14).