2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 4720
4720. The proceeds from the sale of any real property of a local church whether incorporated or unincorporated, other than as provided for in 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:4700:6, shall be used for the purchase or improvement of property for that local church, unless otherwise authorized by the district board of administration (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:1233:33). In the event of a situation where two or more local churches have merged, proceeds from the sale of such property shall be used by the merged church unless otherwise authorized by the district board of administration. Whenever a local church does not wish to invest the money received as stated herewith, the money shall be forwarded to the district treasurer, and provided that all debts against such property being sold shall first be paid, it shall be used as ordered by the district conference or the district board of administration for the construction of churches or parsonages within the bounds of the district, for district property, or for purchase of property or construction of buildings involved in the planting of new churches. Such moneys may be used for other expenses involved in the planting of new churches only with the approval of the General Superintendent.