2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 315:5-7
From Wesleyan Discipline
- (5) To elect its own officers and to remove the same for cause. Except as provided in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:365, no pastor or other official has any right to appoint an officer or declare an office vacant. This right belongs to the church alone, and vests severally in each local church.
- (6) To elect trustees and through such trustees to supervise, control, and maintain its property for the use and benefit of the ministry and members of The Wesleyan Church and subject to its regulations and appointments as from time to time legislated and declared. This right vests severally in each local church.
- (7) To be represented in the voting membership of its district conference, if not under discipline.