2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 3480
3480. General Regulations for Special Workers. A licensed or commissioned special worker shall be a local church member who meets the leadership qualifications (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:260–268; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:558). A commissioned special worker’s membership must be in a local church within the district that authorizes the service, and shall serve under the direction of the pastor, or upon the call of local churches, or under a district or general agency, as the case may be. The special worker shall be a nonvoting member of the district conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1090:5), and shall report annually to the district conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1390:7). The special worker may be granted a letter of transfer or standing (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:6440–6460). The license or commission of a special worker may only be restored in keeping with the provisions of 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5230–5248. See also the General Board Policy on Ministerial Restoration 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:2002–2022.