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2610. A mission unit may be advanced to the status of an Established National/Regional Conference by the authority of the North American General Conference (6515:2; 6745:11) when it meets the following requirements:

(1) An effective church organization on the local, district, and/or national/ regional levels.
(2) Effective programs for the nurture and training of members, new converts, children, young people, and lay workers.
(3) An effective program for ministerial training.
(4) Evidence of responsible stewardship of life and possessions, including the proper management of funds and the provision for the support of its own pastors, workers, and officers.
(5) A defined and operational program of evangelism, church planting, and cross-cultural mission outreach.
(6) The existence of a property-holding body, or more than one such body, if required by local laws.
(7) Agreement to adhere to the Essentials of The Wesleyan Church.
(8) A discipline as approved by the General Board.
(9) A recommendation for such status from the Executive Director of Global Partners.
(10) Authorization for such status from the North American General Conference (6515:2; 6745:11).
(11) Approval of such status by The International Conference (6745:11).