2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 313
From Wesleyan Discipline
313. The constitutional rights of ministers in The Wesleyan Church if not under discipline shall include the following:
- (1) To preach the gospel and in the case of ordained ministers to administer baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to perform all parts of divine worship, and to solemnize the rite of matrimony.
- (2) To be eligible, in the case of ordained ministers, for election to any office in the Church for which ordained ministers are eligible.
- (3) To contract the pastoral relationship with local Wesleyan churches subject to the other provisions of this Constitution (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:313:6; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:323:1-2).
- (4) To enjoy the use for religious meetings of the church building or buildings of the pastoral charge to which appointment has been made by the district conference.
- (5) To serve the assigned pastoral charge without interference by unauthorized activities of another minister of The Wesleyan Church.
- (6) To transfer in the manner prescribed by The Discipline from one district to another, subject to the approval of the district superintendent and the General Superintendent supervising the area which includes the district into which the transfer is sought.
- (7) To have recourse, even if under discipline, to a proper court of jurisdiction in any matters involving complaint against the minister’s character or ministerial conduct and to appeal the decision of such court.