2016 Wesleyan Discipline: 5105:1
From Wesleyan Discipline
- (1) Accusations against a member shall be submitted to the pastor (Disc. 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:725:15; GBP-2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5022). If there is no pastor, or if the pastor does not attend to the matter, the accusation shall be submitted to a member of the local board of administration. In either case, the accusation shall be presented to the local board of administration. Inquiry shall be made, and the local board of administration shall have charge of ordering an investigation (2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5012; 2016 Wesleyan Discipline:5024) and hearing if necessary. Any charge against a member must be sustained by two or more members of The Wesleyan Church. Whenever a hearing is ordered, the district superintendent shall be notified. If the accused member is a person licensed, commissioned or ordained by a district, or holding a district office, or serving or being employed by the General Church, the appropriate official shall be notified of the accusation(s) and proceedings.