2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 365
365. Paragraphs 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:315:1 and 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:360:3c (stating the local church’s authority over local church membership); 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:315:3, 5 and 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:360:3c (stating the local church’s authority over local licentiates and church officers); 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:323:1 and 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:360:3c, e (stating the district’s authority over ministers and churches); and 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:323:1 (stating the district’s authority over ministers and churches and the General Church’s authority over certain officials) are not intended to require multiple hearings and appeals dealing with the same person with amenability on more than one level. Further, these paragraphs do not deal with the potential of a lay person committing offenses with effects beyond the local church or of a minister or local church committing offenses with effects beyond the district of which they are a part. Therefore, the General Conference shall enact legislation to deal properly with such cases.