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(24) To authorize the establishing of a mission (537), a developing church (510), a church (518), a circuit (525), the reclassification of a church as a developing church (518:7; cf. 1233:30), to declare a church as discontinued or abandoned (4730), and to hear a report from the district superintendent of the organization of new churches (520:6; 1310:16). Any established church that is not under discipline may not be discontinued without a corroborating vote of the local church conference (655:14; 1233:30).