4310

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4310. Definition. Those corporate units of The Wesleyan Church which are intrinsic to the priority mission of the Church are known as subsidiary corporations. These include the following:

(1) Districts (cf. 4100–4150). Local churches, whether incorporated or unincorporated (cf. 4000–4070), are units of the related district and subject to the authority of said district as set forth in The Discipline of The Wesleyan Church (cf. 1233:29–41; 1310:14–24; 4650–4780).
(2) General Educational Institutions (cf. 2365).
(3) The Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc. (cf. 4400–4425).
(4) Hephzibah Ministries Inc. The Hephzibah Ministries Inc. in Macon, Georgia, is incorporated under the laws of the state of Georgia. It is administered by a board of directors elected by and amenable to the General Board (1655:18). The board of directors shall administer all matters pertaining to Hephzibah Ministries Inc. in accord with The Discipline (4570), the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the corporation.
(5) Wesleyan Investment Foundation, Inc. The Wesleyan Investment Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Indiana. It is governed by a board of directors of eleven members elected by the General Board (1655:19). The board of directors shall administer all matters pertaining to the Wesleyan Investment Foundation, Inc. in accord with The Discipline (4570), its articles of incorporation and bylaws, and is amenable to the General Board.
(6) Other corporate units may be designated as subsidiary corporations by the General Conference or a two-thirds vote of all members of the General Board.