2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 3490
3490. A lay member who has been appointed to service under the Global Partners Division, or under the Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division, shall be commissioned by the district conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:29f) as a lay missionary. The commissioning shall include a solemn act of consecration as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5855 (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1405; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:3091), and the issuance of a commission signed by the General Superintendent, the district superintendent, and the district secretary (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:6400; cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1310:26; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1332:4; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1935:34). The commission shall be continuous with the period of service. The missionary shall be a nonvoting member of the district conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1090:6). The missionary shall be amenable in keeping with the provisions of 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:2272.