2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 1935:34

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(34) To preside over the ordination of ministers (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3070:6; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5750-5792), the commissioning of ministers (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3059:1f; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5800), and lay workers (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5850) or lay missionaries when present (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1310:26; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1405), and to deliver the address or, if absent, to appoint a representative to preside over the ordination service and deliver the address; and to sign all credentials, certificates, and other forms incidental to this office. If the General Superintendent is unable to be present to preside over a district’s service of ordination or commissioning of ministers, first to be considered to represent the General Superintendent will be a former General Superintendent in good standing (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1310:26, 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1405, 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3059, 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3091, 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5752).