2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 4100
4100. Except where prohibited by state or provincial law, the district conference of each established district shall be incorporated or shall cause a corporation to be formed and maintained as a subsidiary corporation of The Wesleyan Church (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:21; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4310) such as will enable it to receive, hold in trust, encumber, sell, transfer, and otherwise dispose of district property and such local property as may be held by the district (cf. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:323:8; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4660–4680; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4730–4750; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4770–4780), and to facilitate the management of its legal and corporate affairs in such manner as may be directed by the district conference (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1180:21) from time to time and according to The Discipline (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4590). In places where such incorporation is prohibited by law, or where the law requires the property to be held by trustees, the legal affairs of the district shall be administered as set forth in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4830–4880.