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Preface

PART 1: Basic Principles

Chapter 1: History 1–99
Chapter 2: Mission of The Wesleyan Church 100–124
Chapter 3: Classification of Church Law 125–199
Chapter 4: The Constitution of The North American General Conference 200–399
Chapter 5: Special Directions 400–499

PART 2: Local Church Government

Chapter 1: Local Church Organization 500–549
Chapter 2: Membership 550–624
Chapter 3: Local Church Conference 625–674
Chapter 4: Pastors 675–749
Chapter 5: Local Board of Administration 750–799
Chapter 6: Local Church Officers and Committees 800–999

PART 3: District Church Government

Chapter 1: District Organization 1000–1074
Chapter 2: District Conference 1075–1199
Chapter 3: District Board of Administration 1200–1249
Chapter 4: District Officers and Committees 1250–1299
Chapter 5: District Administration 1300–1374
Chapter 6: District Ministerial Supervision 1375–1409
Chapter 7: District Missions and Evangelism 1410–1439
Chapter 8: District Christian Education and Spiritual Formation 1440–1499

PART 4: General Church Government

Chapter 1: General Conference 1500–1599
Chapter 2: General Board 1600–1799
Chapter 3: General Officials of the Church 1800–1899
Chapter 4: General Administration 1900–2099
Chapter 5: Communication and Administration Division 2100–2199
Chapter 6: Global Partners Division 2200–2299
Chapter 7: Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division 2300–2337
Chapter 8: Education and Clergy Development Division 2338–2399
Chapter 9: Boundaries 2400–2499

PART 5: World Organization

Chapter 1: Basic Principles 2500–2549
Chapter 2: General Conferences and Established National/Regional Conferences 2550–2649
Chapter 3: International Conference of The Wesleyan Church 2650–2999

PART 6: Ministry

Chapter 1: Ministerial Orders and Regulations 3000–3149
Chapter 2: Ministerial Education 3150–3249
Chapter 3: Ministerial Appointments 3250–3399
Chapter 4: Special Lay Ministries 3400–3499

PART 7: Corporations

Chapter 1: Local Church Corporations 4000–4099
Chapter 2: District Corporations 4100–4199
Chapter 3: The Wesleyan Church Corporation 4200–4299
Chapter 4: Subsidiary and Affiliate Corporations and Adjunct Entities 4300–4399
Chapter 5: Pension Corporation 4400–4499

PART 8: Property

Chapter 1: General Regulations 4500–4649
Chapter 2: Local Church Property 4650–4799
Chapter 3: District Property 4800–4899
Chapter 4: General Church Property 4900–4999

PART 9: Judiciary

Chapter 1: General Principles 5000–5008

Paragraphs 5010–5450 were relocated by the 2016 General Conference to the General Board Policy on Church Discipline. A copy of this publication may be obtained from the Wesleyan Publishing House.

PART 10: The Ritual

Chapter 1: Baptism 5500–5549
Chapter 2: Reception of Members 5550–5599
Chapter 3: The Lord’s Supper 5600–5649
Chapter 4: Marriage 5650–5699
Chapter 5: Burial of the Dead 5700–5749
Chapter 6: Ordination of Ministers 5750–5799
Chapter 7: Commissioning of Ministers 5800–5849
Chapter 8: Commissioning of Lay Workers 5850–5899
Chapter 9: Installation Ceremonies 5900–5949
Chapter 10: Dedication Services 5950–5999

PART 11: Forms

Chapter 1: Church Letters 6000–6199
Chapter 2: Service Credentials 6200–6499

Appendices

Appendix A: Charter of the International Conference of the Wesleyan Church 6500–6799
Appendix B: Interpretations of Church Law 6800–6999
Appendix C: Affiliate Churches 7000–7099

Index

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B
C
D
E
F
G
H
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N
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Supplemental Documentation

General Board Policy on Church Discipline

The General Board Policy for Ministerial Restoration