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The numbers refer to The Discipline paragraphs. A subparagraph is separated from the related paragraph by a colon. Main references or definitions are in boldface type.

A

Abandoned church property 4730
Abortion 410:11
Absentee ballots 695
Abstinence: From Alcoholic Beverages 265:4; 410:4
Abstinence: From astrology 265:2
Abstinence: From food 265:9
Abstinence: From gambling 265:4
Abstinence: From harmful drugs 265:4; 410:4
Abstinence: From spiritism 265:2
Abstinence: From tobacco 265:4; 410:4
Abstinence: From witchcraft 265:2
Abuse 265:7
Accusation: Proper form and handling 5002:3-4; 5022; 5206
Accusation: Withdrawal of members when under 592; 5048
Action committee, district 1165-1168
Adjunct entities 4370
Administration, General Board of: SEE General Board
Administrators, ministers serving as, 3320
Admonition 5023:1, 5115
Adoption 230
Adult committee, local Christian education 878
Adultery, basis for divorce 265:6
Advisory committee, pastor’s 795
Advisory council: Circuit 530
Advisory council: Developing church 510:3
Affiliate church 548, 7000-7035, Appendix C
Africa 17:3; 18; 33; 35; 80
Africa Evangelistic Mission 33
Agreement, pastoral 313:3; 315:2; 323:1-2; 697
Alabama SEE South Coastal district
Alaska SEE Northwest district
Alberta SEE Central Canada district
Alcoholic beverages 265:4; 410:4
Alliance of the Reformed Baptist Church of Canada, The 17:3
Alternate delegates: To Board of Review 5405
Alternate delegates: To District Conference 1106
Alternate delegates: To General Conference 1516–1518
Ancestry, discrimination forbidden, 360:3d
Andover, MA. 7
Annual budget: District 1180:16; 1233:18
Annual budget: General Church 1655:23; 2050
Annual budget: Local 655:12; 782:31
Annual calendar of events, local 782:7
Annual church meeting 625–655
Annual conference SEE district conference
Annual service report 1402
Annuities 475; 2050:5
Antigua 35
Appeal, judicial: District conference’s right of 1180:41
Appeal, judicial: District member’s right of 323:6
Appeal, judicial: Members’ right of 302:4
Appeal, judicial: Minister’s right of 313:7
Appeal on questions of order: In district conference 1144
Appeal on questions of order: In General Conference 1550
Appointed ordained ministers 317; 1240:I; 3250–3390
Appointments, ministerial 3250–3390
Area representatives on General Board 340:1; 1605:2
Areas: Educational 1590:14; 2371–2374; 2450–2470
Areas: Representative 1590:12; 2430–2445
Arizona SEE Pacific Southwest district and Southwest Hispanic district
Arkansas SEE Tri-State district
Articles of Religion 210–250; cf. 297:3; 553:1 Summary of, 299
Assistant: District superintendent 1320–1327
Assistant: Pastor 678; 725:29; 741
Assistant: Treasurer, local 845:1
Associate pastor 678; 725:29; 738
Assurance: Doctrine of 230
Assurance: John Wesley’s search for 2
Astrology, abstain from 265:2
Atlantic district 2403:1; 2435; 2460
Atonement, Article of Religion 226
Audiovisuals, local 880:13
Audit, GB ordered 1655:20; 4320:7
Auditing committee, auditor: District 1340
Auditing committee, auditor: Local church 800:2; 863
Australia 18; 80
Authority, For church law 185
Auxiliaries: Annual audit 1655:20
Auxiliaries: Election of boards, trustees, managers 1655:19
Auxiliaries: Financial policies 1655:23
Auxiliaries: Financial support 2050:4
Auxiliaries: Official policies 1655:27
Auxiliaries: Overall correlation 1785:3

 

B

Backsliding possible 234
Baptism: Administrants of 313:1; 3044:1; 3059:2a; 3075:1
Baptism: Articles of Religion 242
Baptism: Believers 290; 5515
Baptism: Children 290; 5510
Baptism: Condition of membership 297:2; 553:1
Baptism: Eligibility for 242
Baptism: Infants 290; 5500–5510
Baptism: Modes of 290
Baptism: Right of access to 302:2
Baptism: Ritual of 5500–5530
Baptism: Sacrament 242
Baptism: Significance 242
Baptism of the Holy Spirit 236
Barbados 35
Barbuda 35
Basis for merger 50
Bequests: Forms for 4940
Bequests: Special direction concerning 475
Bestiality, grounds for divorce 265:6
Bethany Bible College SEE Kingswood University
Bible 218; SEE ALSO Holy Scriptures
Bible camps 1455:4
Bible colleges 2365–2368
Bible reading in public schools 410:8
Bible school, vacation 18, 880:2
Birth sin 224
Board of Pensions 4405; 4410:1
Board of review, district 5218–5221
Board of Review, General 370–380; 5400–5450
Board of trustees SEE Trustees
Boards of Administration: District 1200–1245
Boards of Administration: General 1600–1799
Boards of Administration: Local 750–795
Body of Christ 240
Bonding of treasurers: District 1233:18; 1337:2
Bonding of treasurers: General 1655:28
Book committee 2115:13
Bougainville 80
Boundaries 2400–2470
Boundaries: District 2400–2403
Boundaries: Educational areas 2400–2403
Boundaries: Representative areas 2430–2445
Branch Sunday schools 655:16; 782:6; 880:15
Brazil 35; 80
British Columbia SEE Central Canada district
British Isles 80
Budget: District 1180:16; 1233:18
Budget: General Church 1655:23; 1995–2045
Budget: Local 655:12; 782:31
Building committee: District 1345
Building committee: Local 856:6
Building construction 655:13; 782:32; 1345
Building project adjustment USF 2005:1g; 2005:3b
Buildings, church owned, use of 313:4
Burial of dead, ritual 5700-5725
Business meeting, local church 625-655

 

C

Calendar of events, local 782:7
California SEE Pacific Southwest district and Southwest Hispanic district
Calling a pastor 690-718
Camp meeting board 1180:20
Camps, summer 1455:4
Campus ministries SEE Student Ministries
Canada: Area boundaries 2435; 2460
Canada: District boundaries 2400; 2403:1-2
Canada: The Wesleyan Church of 70
Canada SEE ALSO Alliance of the Reformed Baptist Church of Canada, The; Kingswood University
Candidates for license, commission, and ordination, examination of 1390:1, 3–4; 3033:6; 3070:4; 3104:3; 3460; 3470
Canon, the  218
Caribbean 35; 65; 80; 2565; 6750:2
Central America 27
Central Canada district 2403:2; 2435; 2460
Central New York district 2403:3; 2435; 2460
Ceremonies of churches 420
Certificate: Commission 6280
Certificate: Membership 6052
Certificate: General evangelists 3285:1; 6340
Certificate: Interim pastor’s authorization 6250
Certificate: Ordination 3070:7; 6300
Certificate: Pocket, of standing 6430
Certificate: Student membership 6070
Certificate: Study course 3033:3; 3059:1g; 3070:3; 6410
Certificate: Supply pastor’s authorization 3260:4; 6240
Certificate: Validating ordination, commission, or license 3104:5; 6320
Chaplains: Committee on 2395
Chaplains: Institutional chaplains 3330
Chaplains: Military chaplains 3330
Charge, pastoral 315; 503
Charity, Christian 220; 265:3
Charter, International Conference 125; 1590:4; 2640; 2680; Appendix A, 6500-6770
Chesapeake district 2403:4; 2435; 2460
Chief Financial Officer/General Treasurer 1970-1976
Child Care SEE Day Care
Children, responsibility to 265:7
Children’s camps 1455:4
Children’s church 880:2
Children’s committee, local spiritual formation 878
Children’s ministry division of spiritual formation 800:3; 1250:5
Children’s ministries, district director of 1489
Children’s worker 3210:5; 3450–3480; 6360–6380
Chile 80
Choir director 870
Christ: Atonement of 226
Christ: Body of 240
Christ: Member of Trinity 210
Christ: Merits for justification 23
Christ: Resurrection of 214
Christ: Sacraments commanded by 242
Christ: Second coming of 214; 244; 246
Christ: Son of God 214
Christian day school SEE Day care and/or day schools
Christian education SEE Church Multiplication and Discipleship
Christian fellowship 420
Christian liberty, special direction concerning 440
Christian perfection 236. SEE Entire Sanctification
Christian social concern 410; 1655:45
Christian unity: Interdenominational relationships 450; 1935:24
Christian unity: Special direction concerning 450
Christian worship 420
Church: Article of Religion 240
Church: Christ the only head of 270
Church: Membership Commitments for 265
Church SEE ALSO local church; Wesleyan Church
Church board 750–795
Church Builders’ Club 1426:6
Church buildings: Dedication, ritual 5950
Church buildings: Use of 313:4
Church, developing 510
Church, developing: Categories of 510:6
Church, developing: Definition 510
Church, developing: Delegate to district conference 510:5
Church, developing: Government of 510:3
Church, developing: In developing district 542
Church, developing: Local advisory council of 510:2–3
Church, developing: Membership in 510:2
Church, developing: Minimum organization 807
Church, developing: Pastoral appointment for 510:1
Church, developing: Property of 510:4. SEE ALSO Property, local church
Church discipline: For members 260, 268
Church discipline: Judicial 5000–5008
Church discipline: Local committee 837:1
Church discipline: Meaning and purpose of 5000
Church discipline: Principles of administering 5002
Church growth SEE Church Multiplication and Discipleship
Church law: Classification of 125–190
Church law: Elementary principles governing 270–286
Church law: Interpretation of 2060–2068
Church law: Judiciary 5000–5004; SEE ALSO Rules on church law
Church letters 6000–6070
Church member, membership 550–610
Church member, membership: Associate/Assistant pastor’s 578:2
Church member, membership: Categories of 295
Church member, membership: Classes for 568; 725:11; 782:8; 880:11
Church member, membership: Developing church 510
Church member, membership: Elementary principle governing 272
Church member, membership: Essence and meaning of 260; 550
Church member, membership: Letters and certificates 6000–6070
Church member, membership: Minister’s 310; 578:2; 3097–3100
Church member, membership: Pastor’s 578:2
Church member, membership: Reception of 566–570
Church member, membership: Records 610
Church member, membership: Ritual 295; 5550–5595
Church member, membership: Roll for developing church 510:2
Church member, membership: Termination of SEE Termination of membership
Church member, membership: Transfer of 575–582
Church member, membership: Conditions of 295; 297; 553
Church member, membership: Constitutionally established 295
Church member, membership: Judicial procedure against 555
Church member, membership: Reception of 553; 566–570
Church member, membership: Restoration of 268
Church member, membership: Rights of 302, 555
Church member, membership: Transfer of 302:6; 575; 578:2; 580
Church member, membership, student 552, 564–565, 610
Church member, membership, student: Certificate of membership 6070
Church members, relations with one another 265:8–13
Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division: Executive Director 2307
Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division: General Duties 2310
Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division: Purpose 2306
Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division: Vision 2305
Church officers; officials: District 1250–1292
Church officers; officials: General 1800–1880
Church officers; officials: Local 815; 800
Church plant 510:6
Church property SEE abandoned church property, Property, General; Property, General Church; property, local church
Church secretary 775; 830
Church treasurer 752:1; 842
Church hearings: Elementary principle governing 276
Cincinnati, OH 24
Circuit 525–535
Circuit: Advisory council 530–535
Circuit: Boundaries set by district 323:5
Circuit: Committees 535
Circuit: Conferences 528
Circuit: Definition 525
Circuit: Developing district 542
Circuit: License lay ministers 528:2
Circuit: Nominating committee 535
Circuit: Organization of 525–535
Circuit:Parsonage 528:5; 532
Circuit: Pastoral charge, a type of 315
Circuit: Pastor’s membership 578:2
Circuit: Powers of 525
Circuit: Property 528:5; 532
Circuit: Relationship to its constituent churches 525
Circuit: Secretary 528:4; 530
Circuit: Trustees 530; 532
Circuit: Vice-chair 530
Civil rights 220; 265:12; 360:3d SEE ALSO Rights
Classification of church law 125–190
Clergy Development SEE Education and Clergy Development Division
College: By local churches 1180:27
College: President, ritual for installation 5945
College: Program of study for ministry 3170:2
College: Trustees 2362
College: SEE ALSO Educational institutions, general
Colombia 18; 80
Colorado SEE Mountain Plains District
Colorado-Nebraska district SEE Mountain Plains District
Comity committees: District 1060
Commissioned lay missionary: Commission form 6400
Commissioned lay missionary: Listing of 1240:V:D
Commissioned lay missionary: Regulations governing 3490
Commissioned minister: Certificate for commission 6280
Commissioned minister: Course of study 3210:3
Commissioned minister: District listing of 1240
Commissioned minister: Duties of 3059:3
Commissioned minister: Qualifications for 3059:1
Commissioned minister: Regulations for 3059:4
Commissioned minister: Rights of 3059:2
Commissioned special worker: In process of transfer 1240:V:B; 3470
Commissioned special worker: Listing of 1240:V:A
Commissioned special worker: Regulations governing 3470–3480
Commissioning: Of lay missionaries 3490, 5850
Commissioning: Of lay workers 3470, 5850
Commissioning: Of ministers 5800
Commissioning: Of special workers 5850
Commitments, membership 260–268
Committees: Chaplains 2395; 3330
Committees: District 1250
Committees: Editing 1585
Committees: General Conference 1565
Committees: General Conference Planning 1570
Committees: Local Church 800
Committees: Special Nominations 1580
Communications, department of SEE Communication and Administration Division
Communication and Administration Division: Executive Director 2110
Communication and Administration Division: General Duties 2115
Communication and Administration Division: Purpose 2105
Communication and Administration Division: Vision 2100
Communion 242; 293
Communion committee, local 873
Compensation of ministers 286; 782:15
Complaints: Against course of study books 375:5
Complaints: Against ministers 313:7
Conditions of membership 297
Conference SEE Circuit: Conferences; District conference; General Conference; Local Church Conference
Conference action committee, district 1165–1168
Conference minutes, district 1178
Confession of faith as basis for reception of members 565–570
Conflict of laws 1796–1799
Conflict Resolution 5004
Connecticut SEE Eastern NY-New England district
Conscientious objector 410:3
Constitution of the North American General Conference, The: 200–385
Constitution of the North American General Conference, The: Adoption of 50
Constitution of the North American General Conference, The: Amendments 385
Constitution of the North American General Conference, The: Current authority for 185
Constitution of the North American General Conference, The: Function 145
Constitution of the North American General Conference, The: Identification of 135
Constitution of the North American General Conference, The: Summary of contents 135–145; 200
Constitution of the North American General Conference, The: Text of 200–385
Constitution of the North American General Conference, The: Unique type of church law 135–145
Constitutional law 125–145
Constitutionality: Of district conference acts 375:2
Constitutionality: Of General Conference acts 375:1
Continuing education 3240
Contract, pastoral 697; 702
Conversion 228; 230; 297:1; 553:1
Corporate offense 5010
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: 4200–4270
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: Amendments 4270
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: Bequests 4240
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: Devises 4240
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: Directors 4210
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: Donations 4240
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: Name 4200
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: Officers 4220
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: Precedent corporations 4230
Corporation, The Wesleyan Church: Purpose 4200
Corporations, affiliate: 4300–4425
Corporations, affiliate: Basic Provisions 4350
Corporations, affiliate: Definition 4340
Corporations, district: 4100–4150
Corporations, district: Authorization 4100–4110
Corporations, district: Directors 4120:6–7
Corporations, district: Members 4120:8
Corporations, district: Provisional district 4105
Corporations, district: Ownership 4120:9; 4140; 4150
Corporations, district: Standard provisions 4120
Corporations, local church: 4000–4070
Corporations, local church: Authorization 4000–4005
Corporations, local church: Directors 4010:7
Corporations, local church: Members 4010:8
Corporations, local church: Ownership 4010:6; 4030; cf. 4060–4070
Corporations, local church: Property transactions 4030
Corporations, subsidiary: 4300–4425
Corporations, subsidiary: Authorization 4300
Corporations, subsidiary: Basic provisions 4320
Corporations, subsidiary: Directors 4320:3–6, 8–9
Corporations, subsidiary: Educational institutions 2362; 4310:2
Corporations, subsidiary: Hephzibah Ministries Inc. 4310:4
Corporations, subsidiary: Wesleyan Investment Foundation, Inc. 4310:5
Corporations, subsidiary: Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The 4310:3; 4400–4425
Correspondence study courses 2385–2388; 3170:3
Costa Rica 80
Council, advisory: Circuit 530
Council, advisory: Developing church 510:3
Council, advisory: Pastor’s 795
Council of ordination 1405
Council, Wesleyan educational 2355
Counseling: Concerning divorce 265:6
Counseling: Concerning Membership Commitments 837:1
Counseling: Minister as counselor 725:9
Courses of study: 2385–2388; 3170–3240
Courses of study: Certificate of completion 6410
Courses of study: Commissioned minister’s 3210:3
Courses of study: Development of 3200
Courses of study: Lay minister’s 3210:4
Courses of study: Pre-ordination 3210:1
Courses of study: Special workers’ 3210:5
Courses of study: Specialized ministries 3210:2
Credentials: Forwarded to Executive Director of Communication and Administration 1310:32; 5230; 5212:2
Credentials: Of commissioned minister 3059:4b
Credentials: Of ordained minister 3089:2
Credentials: Of licensed minister 3055:2
Credentials: Of ministerial student 3015:5b
Crime 5004:5; 5120:5; 5212:3
Crossroads district 2403:5; 2430; 2455
Curacao 35
Current authority for church law 185
Custodians, local church: Employed by local board 782:17
Custodians, local church: Nominated by trustees 856:5
Custodians, local church: Supervised by pastor and local board of administration 725:29; 782:17

 

D

Daily Vacation Bible School 880:2, 18
Dakota district 2403:5; 2445; 2470
Daughter church 510:6
Day care and/or day schools: Authorization 655:18, 19
Day care and/or day schools: Approval by DBA 782:36; 1233:35
Day care and/or day schools: Financial policies 782:36
Day care and/or day schools: Governance 782:36
Day care and/or day schools: Separate treasury 782:37
De Wesleyaanse Gemeente, Suriname 80
Dedication: Of church buildings 5950
Dedication: Of infants 290; 5500
Dedication: Of parsonages 5975
Deity, respect for name of 265:1
Delaware SEE Chesapeake district
Delegates-at-large to General Conference 1508–1510
Delegates to district conference: Allotment 1100
Delegates to district conference: Alternate 1106
Delegates to district conference: Certification 830:4
Delegates to district conference: Election 317; 528:3; 965; 1103
Delegates to district conference: Function and general regulations 315:7; 317; 1086
Delegates to district conference: Laity elected 1086
Delegates to district conference: Qualifications 1109
Delegates to General Conference: Alternate 1516–1518
Delegates to General Conference: At-large 1508–1510
Delegates to General Conference: Certification 1332:5; 1512
Delegates to General Conference: Developing district 1015
Delegates to General Conference: Election 1180:4; 1508–1518
Delegates to General Conference: Function and general regulations 323:9; 1500–1506
Delegates to General Conference: Lay 1503:1b; 1516; 1524–1526
Delegates to General Conference: Ministerial 1503:1b; 1516; 1520–1522
Delegates to General Conference: Provisional district 1032
Delegates to General Conference: Qualifications 1520–1526
Denominational service, ministers appointed to 1240:I:A:4
Denominational unity 450
Depravity, inherited 224
Destiny, Article of Religion 250
Developing church SEE church, developing
Developing district SEE district, developing
Devises, forms for 4940
Director of Children’s Ministries 1489
Director of Christian Education: Course of study 3210:5
Director of Christian Education: District 1460–1463
Director of Christian Education: Local 880:5; 3450–3480
Director of leadership training, district 1486
Director of music: Course of study 3210:5
Director of music: Local 870
Director of music: Special worker 3450–3480
Director of youth ministries: Course of study 3210:5
Director of youth ministries: Special worker 3450–3480
Directory: District 1332:8
Discipline: Meaning and purpose of 5000–5010
Discipline: Subjects of 260; 5004–5006
Discipline, book of: For mission units 340:2; 2610:6
Discipline, consequences of being under: Reason for 305; 585; 600–605
Discipline, The, of the North American General Conference: Amendment of 125–165
Discipline, The, of the North American General Conference: Authoritative edition of 185
Discipline, The, of the North American General Conference: First, of The Wesleyan Church 50
Discipline, The, of the North American General Conference: Interpretations of 2060–2061; Appendix B
Discontinue church: 1180:24, 1233:30, 4730
Discontinue church members: Power to 315:1; 655:1; 782:10
Discontinue church members: Procedure of 600–605
Discontinue church members: Reason for 305; 585; 600–605
Discrimination forbidden 265:12; 360:3d
Dismissal: Definition of 5115:5; 5212:5
Dismissal: Power of 315:1; 655:1; 782:10
Dismissal: Reasons for 276; 305; 585; 5115:5; 5212:5
District: Action committee, conference 1165–1168
District: Administration, board of 1200–1245
District: Amenability 1050
District: Appeal from its actions 323:6
District: Assignment to educational area 1590:14; 2450–2470
District: Assignment to representative area 1590:12
District: Assistant superintendent 1320–1327
District: Auditing committee or auditor 1340
District: Authorization 1036
District: Board of administration 1200–1245
District: Board of Christian education 1440–1455
District: Board of evangelism and church growth 1413–1423
District: Board of ministerial development 1375–1390
District: Boundaries 2400–2403
District: Building committee 1345
District: Children’s Ministries 1489
District: Committees, list of 1250
District: Committees, regulations for 1275–1292
District: Conducts a local mission 537; 655:15; 1180:24; 1233:30
District: Conference 1075–1180
District: Corporation 4100–4150
District: Definition 317; 1000
District: Departmental officers 1275–1292
District: Developing district 1003–1015
District: Directory 1332:8
District: Disputes with General Conference 375:6; 5445:4
District: Disputes with other districts 375:4; 5350
District: Educational director 1496
District: Established 360:3e; 1036–1050
District: Evangelism and Church Growth, director of 1426
District: Family life ministries; promotion of 1483:8
District: Financial plan 1180:16
District: Fiscal year 1180:18
District: Function 317; 1000
District: Global Partners, director of 1429
District: Government 1000–1496
District: Journal 1178
District: Journal editing committee 1178:1
District: Leadership training, director of 1486
District: May request special session of General Conference 330:2
District: Membership of ministers 310; 313:6; 3100
District: Merger 1060–1065
District: Ministerial development, board of 1375–1390
District: Mission, district SEE Provisional district
District: Mission, local SEE Developing church
District: Nominating committee, district conference 1172–1175
District: Officers, list of 1250
District: Officers, regulations for 323:7; 1255–1292
District: Officials 1255–1272
District: Organization 317; 1000–1065
District: Organizing conference 1040
District: Powers 323; 1180
District: Property SEE Property, District
District: Provisional district 1020–1035
District: Realignment 1060–1065
District: Reclassification 1042–1045; 1935:33
District: Requirements for 1038
District: Reorganization of 5235
District: Review, board of 1370; 5218–5221
District: Rights 323
District: Secretary 1330–1332
District: Service, ministerial appointment to 1390:1; 3320
District: Statistical committees 1350–1352
District: Sunday school committee 1468–1480
District: Sunday school, director of 1483
District: Superintendent 1300–1310
District: Superintendent’s representative 520; 692:2; 1310:12
District: Treasurer 1335–1337
District: Trustees, board of 1360–1365
District: Wesleyan Youth, president 1492
District: Women’s ministry, director of 1439
District: Zones 1209:4; 1233:13
District: SEE ALSO Developing District
District Board of Administration: 1200–1245
District Board of Administration: Chair 1221
District Board of Administration: Duties and powers 1233
District Board of Administration: Executive committee 1245
District Board of Administration: Function 1200
District Board of Administration: Membership 1203–1206
District Board of Administration: Organization and procedures 1221–1230
District Board of Administration: Quorum 1227
District Board of Administration: Secretary 1224
District Board of Administration: Sessions 1209–1218
District Board of Administration: Voting 1230
District Board of Christian Education: 1440–1455
District Board of Christian Education: Agencies coordinated by 1455:1
District Board of Christian Education: Amenability 1452
District Board of Christian Education: Duties 1455
District Board of Christian Education: Function 1440
District Board of Christian Education: Membership 1443
District Board of Christian Education: Organization 1446
District Board of Christian Education: Sessions 1449
District Board of Evangelism and Church Growth: 1413–1423
District Board of Evangelism and Church Growth: Duties 1423
District Board of Evangelism and Church Growth: Function 1413
District Board of Evangelism and Church Growth: Membership 1416
District Board of Evangelism and Church Growth: Sessions 1420
District Board of Ministerial Development: 1375–1405
District Board of Ministerial Development: Duties 1390
District Board of Ministerial Development: Function 1375
District Board of Ministerial Development: Membership 1378
District Board of Ministerial Development: Organization 1381
District Board of Ministerial Development: Records 1387
District Board of Ministerial Development: Sessions 1384
District Conference: 1075–1180
District Conference: Action committee 1165–1168
District Conference: Allotment of lay delegates 510:5; 528:3; 1080; 1100
District Conference: Alternate delegates 1106
District Conference: Appeals on questions of order 1144
District Conference: Chair 350:3; 1120
District Conference: Committees 1159–1175
District Conference: Duties and powers 1180
District Conference: Function 1075
District Conference: Journal 1178
District Conference: Legislation 1147
District Conference: Membership 317; 1080–1090
District Conference: Memorials 1153
District Conference: Nominating committee 1172–1175
District Conference: Procedure 1126–1147
District Conference: Quorum 1129
District Conference: Reconvened session 1115
District Conference: Resolutions 1150–1156; 1165–1168; 1233:8
District Conference: Rights 1126
District Conference: Rules of order 1138
District Conference: Secretary 1123
District Conference: Sessions 1112–1115
District Conference: Suspension of rules 1141
District Conference: Voting 1135
District, Developing 1003–1015
District, Developing: Authorization 1006
District, Developing: General Conference representation 1015
District, Developing: Jurisdiction over 1009
District, Developing: Local churches in 542
District, Developing: Ordination, commissioning, and licensing 1012
District, Developing: Organization of 1012
District, Developing: Property 4800
District, Developing: Purpose 1003
District Forms: Acknowledgment of letter of transfer 6450
District Forms: Letter of standing 6460
District Forms: Letter of transfer 6440
District Forms: License 6260
District Forms: Recommendation for district license 6420
District membership of ministers 3100
District, Provisional (Provisional District): 1020–1034
District, Provisional (Provisional District): Amenability 1030:3
District, Provisional (Provisional District): Authorization 1020
District, Provisional (Provisional District): General Conference representation 1032
District, Provisional (Provisional District): Jurisdiction over 1028
District, Provisional (Provisional District): Officers, boards, and committees 1030:2
District, Provisional (Provisional District): Organization 1030
District, Provisional (Provisional District): Reclassification 1034
District, Provisional (Provisional District): Requirements for 1025
District, Provisional (Provisional District): Superintendent 1030:1
District Superintendent: 1300–1310
District Superintendent: Amenability 323:1; 1307
District Superintendent: Assistant 1320–1327
District Superintendent: Duties 1303:6; 1310
District Superintendent: Election 1303:1
District Superintendent: Function 1300
District Superintendent: Installation ritual 5930
District Superintendent: Provisional district 1030:1
District Superintendent: Nomination of 1030:1; 1303:7; 1935:31
District Superintendent: Developing district 1003–1015
District Superintendent: Qualifications and tenure 1303
District Superintendent: Reelection 1303:3
District Superintendent: Regulations 1303:4
District Superintendent: Term of office 1303:2
District Superintendent: Vacancy 1303:6
Distrito Hispano Suroeste (Southwest Hispanic District) 2403:25; 2445; 2470
Diversity, consideration for 1175:3
Divided House: In district conference vote 320; 1135
Divided House: In General Conference vote 338; 1545
Divorce: Abuse 265:7
Divorce: Biblical grounds for 265:6
Divorce: Marriage of divorced persons 3111
Divorce: Ministers 3012; 3108; 3111
Divorce: Remarriage 410:6
Divorce: SEE ALSO marriage; remarriage
Domestic violence 265:7
Drugs, harmful 265:5; 410:4

 

E

East Michigan district 2403:6; 2430; 2455
Easter offering 2050:2–3
Eastern New York-New England district 2403:7; 2435; 2460
Editing: General Conference 1585
Education and the Ministry SEE Education and Clergy Development Division
Education and Clergy Development Division: Executive Director 2340
Education and Clergy Development Division: General Duties 2341
Education and Clergy Development Division: Purpose 2339
Education and Clergy Development Division: Vision 2338
Educational Areas: Assignment of districts 1590:14; 2450
Educational Areas: Boundaries 2450–2470
Educational Areas: General regulations for 1590:14; 2371–2374; 2450
Educational institutions, general: Complementary programs 2365–2368
Educational institutions, general: Educational areas 2371–2374
Educational institutions, general: Financial support 2377
Educational institutions, general: General Board’s role 2362
Educational institutions, general: General Conference’s role 2362
Educational institutions, general: Ministerial Study Course Agency 2385–2388
Educational institutions, general: Names of institutions 2365
Educational institutions, general: Ownership and control 2358
Educational institutions, general: Presidents 325; 1503:1c
Educational institutions, general: Spiritual priorities 2358
Educational institutions, general: Standards for Educational Institutions 2362:4
Educational institutions, general: Wesleyan Educational Council 2355
Educational institutions, general: Wesleyan Seminary Foundation 2382
Educational leave, ordained ministers on: Category of service 3350:1
Educational leave, ordained ministers on: District listing 1240
Educational objectives 2339
Educational director: District 1496
Educational director: General 2341–2344
Educational director: Local 926
Educators, ministers appointed as 3310
Egypt 80
Elementary Principles 270–286; cf. 297:3; 553:1
Elementary schools SEE Day Care and/or Day Schools
Eligibility to hold office: Commissioned ministers 3059:2b
Eligibility to hold office: Full members 302:3
Eligibility to hold office: Ordained ministers 313:2
Emeritus title 1503:1c; 1590:20; 1945
Emergencies: Discipline of officials 1785:7
Emergencies: General Conference sessions 1530
Emergencies: Ordination service 3070:5
Emergencies: USF, change of percentage 1655:22
Emmanuel Wesleyan Church: South Africa Bantu 80
Emmanuel Wesleyan Church: Swaziland 80
Emmanuel Wesleyan Church: Transkei 80
England 35
Entertainment 410:12
Entire sanctification: Article of Religion 236
Entire sanctification: Historical background 1–2; 12–13; 24
Entire sanctification: Not dependent upon tongues 236; 265:10
Entire sanctification: SEE ALSO Holiness, Scriptural
Equal ministerial and lay representation: General Conference may not change 360:3b
Equal ministerial and lay representation: Historical background 8
Equal ministerial and lay representation: In district conference 317; 1080; 1100
Equal ministerial and lay representation: In General Conference 325; 1503
Equal rights 220; 265:12; 360:3d; 410:1
Essentials of The Wesleyan Church 125; 340:2; 1590:1; 2500:3; 2610:8; 2660
Established church: Authorization for organization 518
Established church: Procedure of organization 520
Established church: Qualifications for organization 518:1–4
Established district 360:3e; 1036–1050
Estate Planning: Assist with wills, bequests; annuities 475
Europe 2480
Evaluation report of general officials 1785:6; 1935:17
Evaluation sessions: District Board 1218
Evaluation sessions: General Board 1625
Evaluation sessions: Local Board 767
Evangelism and Church Growth: District board of 1413–1423
Evangelism and Church Growth: District director of 1426
Evangelism and Church Growth: Function 2205
Evangelism and Church Growth: Historical background 13; 16; 23–24; 34–35
Evangelism and Church Growth: Local committee on evangelism 960
Evangelism and Church Growth: Local director 935
Evangelism and Church Growth: SEE ALSO Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division
Evangelistic service 1240:I:A:3; 3270–3295
Evangelists: Employed by local board 782:18
Evangelists: Examination 3275
Evangelists: From other denominations 1310:24
Evangelists: Function 3270
Evangelists: General, Associate 3280
Evangelists: General and reserve general 3285:1, 2
Evangelists: Historical background 13
Evangelists: Reports 3295
Examination of candidates for license, commission, or ordination 1390:1, 3–4; 3033:6; 3070:4; 3104:3; 3460; 3470
Excommunication 276; 315:1; 655:1; 782:10; 5115:5; 5212:5
Executive Board: 1750–1790
Executive Board: Chair 1765
Executive Board: Duties and powers 1785–1790
Executive Board: Function 1750
Executive Board: Membership 1755
Executive Board: Minutes 1790
Executive Board: Organization 1765–1780
Executive Board: Quorum 1775
Executive Board: Secretary 1770
Executive Board: Sessions 1760
Executive Board: Vice-chair 1655:12
Executive Board: Voting 1780
Executive Cabinet: 1990
Executive Cabinet: As the General Conference Planning Committee 1570–1576
Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division 2307
Executive Director of Communication and Administration Division 2110
Executive Director of Education and Clergy Development Division 2340
Executive Director of Global Partners Division 2261
Expulsion SEE Dismissal or Excommunication
Extended call regulations 720
Extension, church (historical) 16
Extension classes, local Sunday school 655:15; 782:5; 880:15

F

Faith, Article of Religion on 228
Family: Article of Religion 222
Family: Duties to 265:6–7
Family: Family altar 265:9
Family: SEE ALSO divorce; marriage
Family life ministries: Local promotion of 880:20
Family life ministries: District promotion of 1483:8
Family life ministries: General Church promotion of 2306
Fasting 265:9
Father, The, Article of Religion 212
Fellowship, Christian 420–450
Fellowship committee 880:19
Finance and stewardship committee, local 865–868
Financial policies: District 1180:16
Financial policies: General Church 1995–2050
Financial policies: Local church 655:10; 782:29
Financial secretary, local 845:2
Financial support of General educational institutions 2377
Fiscal year: District 1180:18
Fiscal year: Local church 1180:18
Florida district 2403:8; 2440; 2465
Forfeiture of representation: District 1506; 5365
Forfeiture of representation: Local church 1095; 5310
Forms: Bequests and devises 4940
Forms: Church letters 6000–6040
Forms: District 6420–6460
Forms: General credentials 6200–6340
Forms: Service credentials 6200–6460
Forms: Special worker’s credentials 6360–6400
Forms, general credentials: Acknowledgment of district letter of transfer 6450
Forms, general credentials: Course of study certificate 6410
Forms, general credentials: District letter of standing 6460
Forms, general credentials: District letter of transfer 6440
Forms, general credentials: Pocket certificate of standing 6430
Forms, general credentials: Recommendation for district license 6420
Forms, ministerial credentials: Commission certificate for ministers 6280
Forms, ministerial credentials: District license for ministerial, students, and licensed ministers 6260
Forms, ministerial credentials: General evangelist’s certificate 6340
Forms, ministerial credentials:  Interim pastor’s certificate 6250
Forms, ministerial credentials: Lay minister’s letter of standing 6220
Forms, ministerial credentials:  Lay minister’s license 6200
Forms, ministerial credentials: Ordination certificate 6300
Forms, ministerial credentials: Supply pastor’s certificate 6240
Forms, ministerial credentials: Validation certificate for ordained ministers, commissioned or licensed ministers 6320
Forms, special worker’s credentials: Lay missionary’s commission 6400
Forms, special worker’s credentials: Special worker’s commission 6380
Forms, special worker’s credentials: Special worker’s license 6360
Fraternal relationships 1935:24
Free will 224
Fund raising, methods of 470

G

Gambling, abstain from, membership commitment 265:4
General Assembly, Pilgrim Holiness 24; 29; 32; 34; 50
General Board: Bylaws 1650
General Board: Chair 1630; 1935:6
General Board: Duties and powers 323:1; 330; 340; 360:2; 1655
General Board: Executive Board 1750–1790
General Board: Function 340; 1600
General Board: Membership 340:1; 1605
General Board: Nonvoting participants 1606
General Board: Notices 1615
General Board: Organization 1630–1650
General Board: Policies. 1630–1650; SEE General Board policies Procedure
General Board: Quorum 1640
General Board: Secretary 1635
General Board: Sessions 1610–1625
General Board: Vacancies 1655:11
General Board: Vice-chair 1630; 1655:12
General Board: Voting 1645
General Board Policies: Administered by General Superintendent 1935:16
General Board Policies: For Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division 2307
General Board Policies: For Communication and Administration Division 2110
General Board Policies: For Education and Clergy Development Division 2340
General Board Policies: For Executive Cabinet 1990
General Board Policies: For Global Partners Division 2261
General Board Policies: For General Treasurer/Chief Executive Officer 1976
General Board of Review 370–380; 2070–2075
General Church Corporation 4200–4270
General Church Financial Plan: 1995–2050
General Church Financial Plan: Budget procedure 2060
General Church Financial Plan: Planned gifts 1995
General Church Financial Plan: Special offerings 2050
General Church Financial Plan: Summary 1995
General Church Financial Plan: United Stewardship Fund 2000–2045
General Church government 1500–2490
General Church property 4900–4940
General Conference 325–338
General Conference: Alternate delegates 325–338
General Conference: Appeals on questions of order 1550
General Conference: Chair 332; 350:3; 1536
General Conference: Committees 1563–1585
General Conference: Dates of 1528
General Conference: Delegates 1508–1526; 1541
General Conference: Delegates-at-large 1508–1510
General Conference: Dispute with a district 375:6; 5440:5
General Conference: Duties and powers 295; 310; 317; 323:1; 325; 327:1; 330:1; 340:1; 350:1, 4; 360; 370; 380; 385; 1590
General Conference: Editing committee 1585
General Conference: Equal ministerial and lay representation 325; 360:3b; 1503
General Conference: Forfeiture of representation by districts 1506
General Conference: Function 1500
General Conference: General Conference Planning Committee 1570–1576
General Conference: Journal 1585
General Conference: Lay delegates 1524–1526
General Conference: Membership 323:9; 325–327; 1503–1526
General Conference: Memorials 1557–1560
General Conference: Memorials committee 1565
General Conference: Ministerial delegates 1520–1522
General Conference: Minutes 1585
General Conference: Nominations, committee on special 1580
General Conference: Officers 334; 1800
General Conference: Officials 325; 1800–1880
General Conference: Organization 1536–1585
General Conference: Pilgrim Holiness, 23–50
General Conference: Place 330:1; 1528
General Conference: Planning committee 1570–1576
General Conference: Presidency 332; 350:3; 1536
General Conference: Procedure 1541–1553
General Conference: Program 1576
General Conference: Quorum 336; 1543
General Conference: Rules of order 1547
General Conference: Secretary 334; 1539
General Conference: Sessions 330; 1528–1534
General Conference: Suspension of rules 1553
General Conference: Voting 1545
General Conference: Wesleyan Methodist 11–18; 50
General Conferences: General Conference 2610
General Conferences: General Conference interrelations 2630–2640
General Conferences: North American 2550
General Department of Communications. SEE Communication and Administration Division
General Department of Education and the Ministry. SEE Education and Clergy Development Division
General Department of Evangelism and Church Growth. SEE Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division
General Department of Global Partners. SEE Global Partners Division
General Department of Spiritual Formation. SEE Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division
General Directors, (subsidiary corporations): Hephzibah Ministries Inc. 4310:4
General Directors, (subsidiary corporations): Wesleyan Investment Foundation 4310:5
General Directors, (subsidiary corporations): Wesleyan Pension Fund 4400–4425
General Director of Education and the Ministry. SEE Executive Director of Education and Clergy Development Division
General Director of Evangelism and Church Growth. SEE Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division
General Director of Spiritual Formation. SEE Executive Director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division
General Director of Global Partners. SEE Executive Director of Global Partners Division
General educational institutions 2365
General evangelists: Associate general evangelists 3280
General evangelists: Certification form 6340
General evangelists: General regulations 3270–3295
General evangelists: Listing 1240:I:A:3
General evangelists: Reserve general evangelist 3285:2
General officers/officials of the church: 340:1; 1800–1880
General officers/officials of the church: Amenability 1830
General officers/officials of the church: District membership 1860
General officers/officials of the church: Evaluation report 1785:6; 1935:17
General officers/officials of the church: Identification 1800
General officers/officials of the church: Installation ritual 5935
General officers/officials of the church: General Conference membership 1503:1c
General officers/officials of the church: Local church membership 1860
General officers/officials of the church: Qualifications 1810
General officers/officials of the church: Reports 1840
General officers/officials of the church: Residence 1870
General officers/officials of the church: Term of office 1820
General officers/officials of the church: Vacancies 1850
General offices and divisions, listing of 1880
General publications: 2115
General publications: Denominational publication 3059:4d; 3089:4
General publications: Wesleyan Publishing House SEE Communication and Administration Division
General representative 350:3; 1180:7; 1935:28
General Secretary SEE Executive Director of the Communication and Administration Division
General Superintendent: Duties and powers 1935
General Superintendent: Election 1590:16; 1903
General Superintendent: Emeritus 1503:1c; 1945
General Superintendent: General regulations 1903
General Superintendent: Spiritual and administrative leader 1900
General Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer 1970–1976
Georgia SEE South Coastal district
Ghana 80
Gift of tongues 265:10
Gifts of the Spirit, Article of Religion 238
Global Partners: District director of 1429
Global Partners: Local committee on missions 955–958
Global Partners: Local director of missions 930
Global Partners Division: Executive Director of 2261
Global Partners Division: Missionaries 2272
Global Partners Division: Organization of mission units 2275–2287
Global Partners Division: Purpose 2259
Global Partners Division: Strategic Directives 2262
Global Partners Division: Support of 2050:1–3, 5
Global Partners Division: Vision 2258
God: Attributes of 210
God: Name to be reverenced 265:1. SEE ALSO Oaths
God: Purpose for Man 220
God: Trinity of 210
Good works: Article of Religion 232
Good works: Expected 224; 265:11; 284
Grace 216; 224; 228; 234; 236; 242; 250; 265:9
Grand Cayman 35
Greater Ohio District 2403:9; 2430; 2455
Growth in grace 236
Guides and Helps to Holy Living 260–268; 557
Guyana 35; 80

H

Haiti 17:1; 18; 80
Hawaii SEE Pacific Southwest district and Southwest Hispanic district
Healing 430
Hearing, right to: For districts 323:10
Hearing, right to: For local churches 315:8
Hearing, right to: For members 302:5
Hearing, right to: For ministers 313:7
Heaven 250
Hell 250
Hephzibah Ministries Inc. 4310:4
Hephzibah Faith Missionary Society 17:1
Heresy 5050:1; 5070:1; 5370:1
History of The Wesleyan Church 1–80
Holiness Christian Church 27
Holiness Church, The 32
Holiness, scriptural: Historical background 1–60
Holiness, scriptural: Mission of The Wesleyan Church 100–105
Holiness, scriptural: SEE ALSO Entire sanctification
Holy Ghost. SEE Holy Spirit
Holy Scriptures: Article of Religion 218
Holy Scriptures: Basis for church rules 280
Holy Scriptures: In church hearings 276
Holy Scriptures: Inerrancy 218, 299; 5566; 5772
Holy Scriptures: Only rule of faith and conduct 270
Holy Scriptures: Reading as means of grace 265:9
Holy Spirit, The, Article of Religion 216; 230; 236–238
Holy Trinity, Article of Religion 210
Home SEE Family
Home ministries representation work 782:34; 1426:3; 1429:3; 1496:2; 2050:1, 3
Homosexual behavior 265:6; 410:5
Homosexuality 410:5
Honduras 18; 80
Honesty 265:13
Horton, Jotham 7
Houghton College 2365:4; 2460
Human sexuality 410:5

 

I

Idaho 2403:21; SEE Northwest district
Iglesia Wesleyana Peregrina, Peru 80
Iglesia Evangelica de los Peregrinos, Mexico 80
Igreja Emmanuel Evangelica Wesleyana, Mozambique 80
Igreja Evangelica Wesleyana, Brazil 80
Illinois district 2403:10; 2430; 2455
Immorality and restoration of ministers 3127; 5180:3; 5370:5
Incest grounds for divorce 265:6
Incorporation, district 4100–4150
Indemnification of officers 4235
India 17:2; 18; 80
Indiana Central district SEE Crossroads district
Indiana North district SEE Crossroads district
Indiana Wesleyan University 2365:5; 2455
Indianapolis, IN 34
Indiana South district 2403:11; 2440; 2455; 2465
Individual rights, respect for; membership commitment 265:12
Indonesia 80, 2560
Inerrancy of Scriptures 218; 299; 5772
Infant baptism 290; 5500
Inherited depravity 224
Installation: Of college presidents 5945
Installation: Of district superintendent 5930
Installation: Of general officials 5935
Installation: Of local church officials 520:5; 828; 5915–5925
Installation: Of pastor 5905
Institutional chaplains 3330
Insubordination 5004:3; 5006:3
Insurance, local property and liability 782:28; 856:8
Integrity 265:13
Interchurch service, ministerial appointment to 1240:I:A:6; 3335
Interdenominational relationships 450; 1920:12
Interim pastor 3261; 6250
International Apostolic Holiness Church 26
International Apostolic Holiness Union 25
International Apostolic Holiness Union and Churches 26
International Conference of The Wesleyan Church: Advancement of General Conferences by 2610:11; 2620
International Conference of The Wesleyan Church: Charter of 125; 1585:4; 2640; 2680; Appendix A
International Conference of The Wesleyan Church: Composition of 2660
International Conference of The Wesleyan Church: Function 2670
International Conference of The Wesleyan Church: History 65–70
International Conference of The Wesleyan Church: Purpose 2650
International Conference of The Wesleyan Church: Representatives to 2670
International Conference, Pilgrim Holiness 50
International Holiness Church 28
International Holiness Union and Prayer League 24
Interpretation of church law 375:1–6; 1920:24–27
Interracial marriage 360:3d
Intervention, power of 4250
Intoxicants 8; 11; 265:4; 410:4
Investigative committee 970; 5012
Investigation, judicial, withdrawal while under 592
Investment Foundation, Wesleyan 4310:5
Iowa-Minnesota district 2403:12; 2445; 2470
Itinerant ministry 360:3b

 

J

Jamaica 17:2; 18; 35
Japan 18; 2490
Jesus Korea Wesleyan Church, South Korea 80
Journal: District conference 1178
Journal: General Conference 1585
Judicial committee: Local 970
Judicial oaths 410:10
Judiciary, general principles: 5000–5004
Judiciary, general principles: Administration of church discipline 5002
Judiciary, general principles: Conflict resolution 5004
Judiciary, general principles: Meaning and purpose of church discipline 5000–5004
Justification, Article of Religion 230

K

Kansas district 2403:13; 2445; 2470
Kentucky-Tennessee district 2403:14; 2440; 2465
Kingswood University 2365:3; 2455; 2460; 2465; 2470
Knapp, Martin Wells 24
Korea, South 80; 2490

 

L

La Iglesia Wesleyana de Colombia 80
Labor unions 265:4
Law: Constitutional 125–145
Law: Ritual 175
Law: Statutory 155–165
Lay delegate SEE Delegates
Lay evangelist 3210:5; 3450–3470; 6360–6380
Lay leader 833
Lay minister: Course of study 3210:4
Lay minister: Duties 3430
Lay minister: Granting license to 3410
Lay minister: Identification 3400
Lay minister: Letter of standing 3440:3; 6220
Lay minister: License form 6200
Lay minister: Regulations for 3440
Lay minister: Renewal of license 3420
Lay ministries, special 3400–3490
Lay missionary, commissioned 3490
Lay pastoral assistants 744
Leadership Commitments 558
Leadership training: District director of 1486
Leadership training: General program 2310:4
Lee, Luther 7
L’Eglise Wesleyenne d’Haiti 80
Leisure time 265:3; 410:12
Letters: Acknowledgment of district letter of transfer 6450
Letters: Acknowledgment of local letter of transfer 6010
Letters: Basis for reception of members 565; 580
Letters: Notice of transfer 6020
Letters: Recommendation from other denominations 570
Letters: Recommendation to other denominations 590; 6030
Letters: Standing for lay minister 3440:3; 6220
Letters: Standing for minister 3100:3, 5–6; 6460
Letters: Standing for special worker 3480; 6460
Letters: Transfer for member 575–580; 6000–6020
Letters: Transfer for minister 3100:1, 5–6; 6440
Letters: Transfer for special worker 3100:1, 5–6; 6440
Letters: Withdrawal of member 592; 6040
Liberia 80
License: District, ministerial 3033–3040; 6260
License: Lay minister’s 3410–3420; 6200
License: Special worker’s 3460; 6360
Licensed minister: Church membership 3097–3100
Licensed minister: Course of study 3210:1
Licensed minister: Credentials 3055:2
Licensed minister: Duties of 3051
Licensed minister: From another denomination 3104
Licensed minister: Identification 3030
Licensed minister: License form 6260
Licensed minister: Licensing of 3033
Licensed minister: Listing 1240:III
Licensed minister: Membership in district conference 317; 1083:2–3; 1090:3
Licensed minister: Regulations for 3055, 3093
Licensed minister: Renewing license of 3040; 3145
Licensed minister: Rights of 3044
Licensed minister: Transfer of 313:6; 3044:5; 3055:3; 3100:1; 6440
Licensed special worker 1240:V:C; 3460; 3480
Literature secretary, local 928
Loan guarantees 4120:6; 4890
Local advisory council, developing church 510:2–3
Local Board of Administration: 750–795
Local Board of Administration: Chair 770
Local Board of Administration: Duties and powers 782
Local Board of Administration: Evaluation session 767
Local Board of Administration: Function 750
Local Board of Administration: Governance philosophy 750
Local Board of Administration: Membership 752–757
Local Board of Administration: Nomination of 823
Local Board of Administration: Organizational options 752
Local Board of Administration: Quorum 778
Local Board of Administration: Secretary 775
Local Board of Administration: Sessions 760–767
Local Board of Administration: Vice-chair 773
Local Board of Administration: Voting 780
Local board of trustees 315:6; 850–859
Local Church: Advisory committee 795
Local Church: Age-level Christian education committees 878
Local Church: Assistant treasurer 845:1
Local Church: Auditing committee or auditor 863
Local Church: Board 750–782
Local Church: Boundaries 323:5; 1180:25
Local Church: Building committee 856:6
Local Church: Business meeting 630–633
Local Church: Children’s church committee, director, staff 880:2, 7–8
Local Church: Committees 800
Local Church: Communion committee 873
Local Church: Conference 625–655
Local Church: Corporation 4000–4070
Local Church: Custodial staff 782:16; 856:5
Local Church: Day care and/or day school 655:19; 782:36; 1233:35
Local Church: Definition 240
Local Church: Delegate to district conference 965; 1086; 1100–1109
Local Church: Educational director 965; 1086; 1100–1109
Local Church: Evangelism committee and secretary 935; 960
Local Church: Family life ministries, promotion of 880:20
Local Church: Fellowship committee 880:19
Local Church: Finance and stewardship committee 865–868
Local Church: Financial secretary 845:2
Local Church: Function 500
Local Church: Governance philosophy 781
Local Church: Governed by district 323:1, 5
Local Church: Government 500–970
Local Church: Judicial committee 970; 5105:3; 5110
Local Church: Jurisdiction 5105; 5125
Local Church: Lay leader 833
Local Church: Literature secretary 928
Local Church: Loan guarantees by district 4120:6; 4890
Local Church: Minimum organization 807–810
Local Church: Missions committee and secretary 930; 955–958
Local Church: Musicians and music committee 870–873
Local Church: Nominating committee 820–823
Local Church: Offering teller 845:3
Local Church: Office staff 725:29; 782:16
Local Church: Officers 800; 815; 823. SEE ALSO Local church officers
Local Church: Organization: 500–542
Local Church: Organization: Developing district, in 542
Local Church: Property 315:6; 4650–4780
Local Church: Quarterly meeting 630:2
Local Church: Relation to a circuit 525
Local Church: Reorganization of 5320–5325
Local Church: Rights of 315
Local Church: Secretary 775; 830
Local Church: Sunday school committee, staff, superintendent 885–913
Local Church: Tithing secretary 845:2
Local Church: Treasurer 752, 842
Local Church: Trustees 850–859
Local Church: Ushering committee 873
Local Church: Vacation Bible School committee, staff 880:2, 8
Local Church: Vice-chair of LBA 773
Local Church: Witness and membership committee 835–837
Local Church SEE ALSO circuit; established church; mission; pastoral charge; developing church
Local Church Conference 625–655
Local Church Conference: Chair 635
Local Church Conference: Characteristic of established church 518
Local Church Conference: Composition 625
Local Church Conference: Definition 625
Local Church Conference: Duties and powers 655
Local Church Conference: Function 625
Local Church Conference: Membership 625
Local Church Conference: Notice of sessions 630–633
Local Church Conference: Order of business 650
Local Church Conference: Quorum 640
Local Church Conference: Rules of order 645
Local Church Conference: Secretary 638
Local Church Conference: Sessions 520:5; 630–633
Local Church Conference: Voting 643
Local Church Education: Age-level division 878
Local Church Education: Duties 880
Local Church Education: Membership 875
Local Church Education: Sunday School: 885–913
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Administration 887
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Amenability 910
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Departmental supervision 900
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Director of Discipleship 890
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Function 885
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Secretary 895
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Sunday school committee 903
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Superintendent 889
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Teachers 906
Local Church Education: Sunday School: Treasurer 898
Local Church Officers: Definition and regulations 815
Local Church Officers: Installation ritual 5915
Local Church Officers: List of 800
Local Church Officers: Nomination of 823
Local church organization 500–548
Local educational director 926
Local judicial committee 970
Local preacher SEE Lay minister
Lodges SEE Secret societies
Lord’s Day: Merchandising on 410:7
Lord’s Day: Sanctity of 265:1
Lord’s Supper: Administrants of 313:1; 725:6; 3044:1; 3075:1
Lord’s Supper: Article of Religion 242
Lord’s Supper: Frequency of observance 293; 725:6
Lord’s Supper: Means of grace 265:9
Lord’s Supper: Right of access to 302:2
Lord’s Supper: Ritual of 5600–5635
Louisiana SEE Mountain Plains District

M

Maine SEE Atlantic district
Manitoba SEE Central Canada district
Marion, Indiana 16
Marriage: Article of Religion 222
Marriage: Minister and 3108–3112; 5251
Marriage: Ministerial orders and 3012
Marriage: Minister’s care in performing 3111–3112
Marriage: Officiants 725:7
Marriage: Remarriage 410:6; 3111
Marriage: Ritual of 5650–5680
Marriage: SEE ALSO divorce
Maryland SEE Chesapeake district
Massachusetts SEE Eastern New York-New England district
Matlack, Lucius C. 7
Matrimony, rite of 5650–5680
Means of grace 265:9
Members, church SEE Church member, membership
Membership: Of ministers 3097–3100
Membership: Of pastors, senior pastors, and associate pastors 578:2
Membership classes 568; 725:11; 782:8; 880:11
Membership committee, local 835–837
Membership commitments 3; 260–268; 558
Membership 550–610
Membership, reception ritual 5550–5595
Membership roll: In affiliate church 7005
Membership roll: In established churches 610
Membership roll: In developing church 510:2
Membership roll: In mission church 537
Membership, student 564–565
Memorials: By district conference 1153
Memorials: By local church conference 655:9
Memorials: Committee, General Conference 1565
Memorials: To the General Conference 1557–1560
Mentally incompetent, salvation of 226
Merchandising on Lord’s Day 410:7
Merger: Basis 50
Merger: Historical 50
Merger: Of churches 1233:34
Merger: Of districts 1060–1065
Methodist Episcopal Church 4–7; 11
Methodists 2–6; 11–12. SEE ALSO Wesleyan Methodist
Methods of fund raising SEE Fund raising, methods of
Mexico 18; 29; 35; 80
Michigan 7, 20, 31, See: East Michigan district, North Michigan district, and West Michigan district
Military chaplains 1240:I:A:5; 3330
Military service 410:3
Minimum organization: Local church 518:3; 810
Minimum organization: Mission 537
Minimum organization: Developing church 807
Minister SEE Ministry, the
Minister of Christian education 880:5; 3210:2
Minister of music 870; 3210:2
Ministerial Appointments: 3250–3390
Ministerial Appointments: Administrator 1240:I:A:4; 3320; 3335
Ministerial Appointments: Assistant pastor 741; 1240:I:A:2; 3255
Ministerial Appointments: Associate general evangelist 1240:I:A:2; 3280
Ministerial Appointments: Associate pastor 738; 1240:I:A:2; 3255
Ministerial Appointments: Categories of service 3250
Ministerial Appointments: Chaplains, military 1240:I:A:5; 3330; 3335
Ministerial Appointments: Educator 1240:I:A:4; 3310; 3335
Ministerial Appointments: Evangelist 1240:I:A:3; 3280–3295
Ministerial Appointments: General evangelists 1240:I:A:3; 3285:1
Ministerial Appointments: Interchurch service 1240:I:A:6; 3335
Ministerial Appointments: Interim pastor 1240:I:A:2; 3261
Ministerial Appointments: Minister in process of transfer 1240:I:F, G; 1240:II:E; 1240:III:D; 3104
Ministerial Appointments: Missionary 1240:I:A:4; 3300; 3335
Ministerial Appointments: Ordained minister in process of transfer, denomination 1240:I:G; 3104
Ministerial Appointments: Ordained minister in process of transfer, district 1240:I:F
Ministerial Appointments: Ordained minister on educational leave 1240:I:D; 3350:1
Ministerial Appointments: Ordained minister on reserve 1240:I:C; 3360
Ministerial Appointments: Ordained minister without appointment 1240:I:E; 3380
Ministerial Appointments: Pastor 725; 735; 1240:I:A:2; 3255–3260
Ministerial Appointments: Reserve general evangelist 1240:I:A:3; 3285:2
Ministerial Appointments: Retired ordained ministers 1240:I:B; 3370
Ministerial Appointments: Special service 1240:I:A:7; 3345
Ministerial Appointments: Student 1240:IV; 3350
Ministerial Appointments: Supply pastor 1240:V:E; 3260
Ministerial Appointments: Without appointment 1240:I:E; 3380
Ministerial Credentials: Commissioned minister 3059:1g
Ministerial Credentials: Ordained minister 3089:2
Ministerial Credentials: Licensed minister 3055:2
Ministerial Development, District Board of 1375–1390
Ministerial Education: 3150–3240
Ministerial Education: Administration of 310; 3160
Ministerial Education: College 3170:2
Ministerial Education: Continuing education 3240
Ministerial Education: Correspondence course 3170:3
Ministerial Education: Course of study 3200–3210
Ministerial Education: Priority of 3150
Ministerial Education: Programs of study 3170
Ministerial Education: Seminary 3170:1
Ministerial Education: Training outside The Wesleyan Church 3170:4
Ministerial Education: Types of 3170–3240
Ministerial membership 310; 313:6; 3097–3100
Ministerial Orders and Regulations: 3000
Ministerial Orders and Regulations: Commissioned minister 3059
Ministerial Orders and Regulations: Ordained minister 3067
Ministerial Orders and Regulations: Licensed minister 3030–3055; 3093
Ministerial qualifications 310; 3003–3012
Ministerial relationships 313:5; 3044:3; 3075:4; 3114–3117
Ministerial rights 313; 3044; 3075
Ministerial Student: 3015:1; 3350:2
Ministerial Student: District license form 6260
Ministerial Student: District listing 1240:IV
Ministerial Student: Duties 3015:4
Ministerial Student: Recommendation for 6420
Ministerial Student: Regulations 3015:5
Ministerial Student: Renewing License 3015:2
Ministerial Student: Rights 3015:3
Ministerial Study Course Agency 2385–2388
Ministerial study course certificate 3033:3; 3059:1c; 3070:3; 3420; 6410
Ministerial training SEE Ministerial education
Ministry, The: 310–313; 3000–3490
Ministry, The: Appointments 3250–3390
Ministry, The: Call 3000–3006
Ministry, The: Categories of service 3250
Ministry, The: Church membership 3097–3100
Ministry, The: Commissioned minister 317; 1240:II; 3059
Ministry, The: District appointment of ministers 323:1; 1180:12, 26; 1233:10; 1240
Ministry, The: District supervision of ministers 1180:24–30; 1310:25–29; 1390; 1402
Ministry, The: Education 3150–3240
Ministry, The: Ordained minister 317; 3067–3089; 3093
Ministry, The: Elementary principles governing 270–286
Ministry, The: General regulations for 3093
Ministry, The: Lay minister 3400–3440; 6200–6220
Ministry, The: Licensed minister 317; 3030–3055; 3093; 6260
Ministry, The: Listing of ministers 1240
Ministry, The: Marriage and the minister 3012; 3108–3112
Ministry, The: Meaning of 3000
Ministry, The: Membership of ministers 3097–3100
Ministry, The: Ministerial student 1240:IV; 3015:1; 3350:2; 6260; 6420
Ministry, The: Ordained minister 3067–3089; 3093
Ministry, The: Orders 3000
Ministry, The: Qualifications 3000–3006
Ministry, The: Reception from another denomination 3104
Ministry, The: Regulations 3000
Ministry, The: Relationship to other ministers and churches 3114–3117
Ministry, The: Reinstatement of ministers 3120–3124
Ministry, The: Restoration of ministers 5230, 5251
Ministry, The: Special advice 3093
Ministry, The: Special lay ministers 3400–3490
Ministry, The: Specialized minister, 3003–3006
Minnesota. SEE Iowa-Minnesota district
Minutes, district conference 1178
Mision Methodista Zion, Honduras 80
Mission: In a developing district 542
Mission: Local 537; 655:15; 782:6; 1180:24
Mission: Of The Wesleyan Church 100–105
Mission District: General information 360:3e; 1035
Missionary: Lay, commissioned 1240:V:D; 3490
Missionary: Ministerial appointment as 3300
Missionary: Regulations governing a 2272
Missionary Bands of the World 17:2
Missionary Bands of the World, Inc., The 4230
Missionary conventions, local 958:2, 4; 1429:5
Missionary objectives 2258–2259; 2500
Missionary Society of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, Inc., The 4230
Missions: Local committee on 955–958
Missions: Local director of 930
Mississippi SEE South Coastal district
Missouri SEE Tri-State district
Modesty in apparel 410:13
Monogamy 222; 265:6
Montana SEE Northwest district
Moral purity 410:5
Mountain Plains District 2403:15; 2445; 2470
Moving Wesleyans 598; 725:13
Mozambique 33; 35; 80
Music: Committee, local 870–873
Music: Director 870; 3210:5; 3460–3470; 6360–6380
Music: Minister of 870; 3210:2
Music: Musicians, local 870
Music: Song evangelist 3450
Myanmar 80

N

Name adaptations 80; 205; 340:2
Name of denomination 205
Native Ministries 2310:9
Narcotics 410:4
National Holiness Association 12
Nebraska SEE Mountain Plains District
Neglect, persistent 305:4; 585:4; 600–605. SEE ALSO Discontinue church members
Nepal 18
Nevada SEE Pacific Southwest district and Southwest Hispanic district (Distrito Hispano Suroeste)
Nevis 35
New birth 230
New Brunswick, province of SEE Atlantic district
New Church Plant adjustment USF 2005:3
Newfoundland SEE Atlantic district
New Guinea 18
New Hampshire SEE Eastern New York-New England district
New Jersey SEE Penn-Jersey district
New Mexico SEE Mountain Plains District
New Testament, Article of Religion 218
New York 8, 33, SEE: Central New York district; Eastern New York and New England district; Penn-Jersey district; and Western New York district
New Zealand 80
Nicaragua 80
Nominating committee: Circuit 535
Nominating committee: Consideration for diversity 1175:3
Nominating committee: District conference 1172–1175
Nominating committee: General Conference 1563; 1580
Nominating committee: Local church 655:3; 820–823
North American General Conference 2550
North Carolina East district 2403:16; 2440; 2465
North Carolina West district 2403:17; 2440; 2465
North Central Area: Educational Area 2455
North Central Area: Representative Area 2430
North Dakota SEE Northwest district
North Michigan District 2403:18; 2430; 2455
Northeastern Area: Educational Area 2460
Northeastern Area: Representative Area 2435
Northwest district 2403:19; 2445; 2470
Nova Scotia, province of 2403:1
November Self-Denial offering 2050:1–3
Nunavut SEE Central Canada district

 

O

Oaths: Judicial 410:10
Oaths: SEE ALSO Secret societies
Objectives: Discipleship 2306
Objectives: Educational 2339
Objectives: Evangelism 2306
Objectives: Membership 551
Objectives: Missionary 2258–2259; 2500
Objectives: Wesleyan Church, of The 100–105; 200
Observance of sacraments 290–293
Offenses 5004–5006; 5010
Offering teller 845:3
Office of the General Secretary SEE Communication and Administration Division
Office of the General Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer 1970–1976
Office staff, local church: Authorized by local conference 655:11
Office staff, local church: Employed by local board 782:17
Office staff, local church: Nominated by pastor 725:29
Officers: District 1250
Officers: General Church 1800
Officers: Local church 800; 815
Ohio SEE Greater Ohio district
Oklahoma SEE Tri-State district
Oklahoma Wesleyan University 2365:4, 2470
Old Testament, Article of Religion 218
Ontario, Province of SEE Central Canada district
Order of business, local church conference 650
Ordained Ministers: Appointed 317; 1240:I:A; 3250–3345
Ordained Ministers: Credentials of 3089:2
Ordained Ministers: Definition 310; 3067
Ordained Ministers: Duties of 3085
Ordained Ministers: Educational leave 1240:I:D; 3350:1
Ordained Ministers: From another denomination 323:3; 3104; cf. 6320
Ordained Ministers: In process of transfer 1240:I:F, G; 3104; 3390
Ordained Ministers: Listing 1240:I
Ordained Ministers: On loan 1240:I:A:2; 3100:2
Ordained Ministers: Ordination certificate 6300
Ordained Ministers: Ordination service 3070:6; 5750–5792
Ordained Ministers: Qualifications for ordination 323:3; 3070
Ordained Ministers: Regulations for 3089
Ordained Ministers: Reserve 317; 1240:I:C; 3360
Ordained Ministers: Retired 317; 1240:I:B; 3370
Ordained Ministers: Rights of: 313; 3075
Ordained Ministers: Rights of: Transfer of 313:6; 3075:6; 3100:1
Ordained Ministers: Voluntary filing of credentials 3085:3; 3124–3127
Ordained Ministers: Voluntary surrender of credentials 3085:4; 3089:4
Ordained Ministers: Without appointment 1240:I:E; 3380
Ordination: Certificate 3070:7; 6300
Ordination: Council of 1405
Ordination: Emergency 3070:5
Ordination: In developing district 1012
Ordination: Public service of 3070:6
Ordination: Qualification for 3070
Ordination: Regulated by General Conference 310
Ordination: Ritual 5750–5792
Oregon SEE Northwest district
Organist, local 870
Organized church SEE Established church
Original sin 224

P

Pacific Southwest district 2403:20; 2445; 2470
Pakistan 80
Papua New Guinea 18
Parliamentary procedure 360:1; 645; 1138; 1547; 1590:15
Parsonage: 313:4; 528:5; 532
Parsonage: Dedication ritual 5975
Parsonage: SEE ALSO Property, local church
Pastor: 675–725
Pastor: Assistant 678; 725:29; 741
Pastor: Associate 678; 725:29; 738
Pastor: Call 705; 720
Pastor: Duties and powers 725
Pastor: Extended call 720
Pastor: Function 675–678
Pastor: Initial call 705–715
Pastor: Installation ritual 5905
Pastor: Lay assistants to, 744
Pastor: Membership of 578:2; 3097–3100
Pastor: Of a circuit 503; 528:1; 530
Pastor: Of a developing church 510:1–3
Pastor: Of two or more pastoral charges 503
Pastor: Regular pastoral service 3255
Pastor: Removal 712; 722:2–3
Pastor: Renewal of call 718–722
Pastor: Resignation 710; 722:1
Pastor: Sabbatical 724
Pastor: Senior pastor 678; 735
Pastor: Supply 3260
Pastor: Voting on 690–722. SEE ALSO Pastoral vote, voting
Pastoral agreement 313:3; 315:2; 323:1–2; 697; 723; 1180:26
Pastoral appointment 503; 3255
Pastoral call SEE Pastoral agreement
Pastoral change, time of 700
Pastoral charge 315
Pastoral contract SEE Pastoral agreement
Pastoral engagement SEE Pastoral agreement
Pastoral relationship SEE Pastoral agreement
Pastoral service 1240:I:A:2; 3255
Pastoral support, annual review of 723
Pastoral vote, voting: Calling session of local church conference for 633:3
Pastoral vote, voting: Extended call 720
Pastoral vote, voting: General regulations 692–695
Pastoral vote, voting: Initial call 705–715
Pastoral vote, voting: Jurisdiction in 690
Pastoral vote, voting: Manner of 690–722
Pastoral vote, voting: Renewal of call 718–722
Pastor’s advisory committee 795
Peace 410:2
Penalties 5115–5120
Penn-Jersey district 2403:21; 2435; 2460
Pennsylvania SEE Central New York district, Penn-Jersey district, Western New York district, and Western Pennsylvania district
Pension SEE Wesleyan Pension Fund
Pentecost Bands of the World, Inc. 4230
Pentecostal Brethren in Christ 30
Pentecostal Rescue Mission 28
People’s Mission Church 31
Perfection, Christian 1; 236
Persistent neglect 305:4; 585:4; 600-605
Personal choice, Article of Religion 224, cf. 220
Personal grievances, 5008
Personnel records 1387:3
Peru 32; 35; 80
Philippine General Conference 2485; 2560; 6750:2
Philippines 35; 65; 80; 2485; 2560; 6750:2
Pianist, local 870
Pilgrim Church, The 29
Pilgrim Holiness Church Corp. 4230
Pilgrim Holiness Church, The 23–50
Pilgrim Pension Plan, Inc., The 4410:1
Pilgrim Wesleyan Church, Zambia 80
Planned gifts 1995
Pocket certificate of standing 6430
Policies SEE Financial policies; General Board Policies
Policy planning committees: For district conference 1165–1168
Policy planning committees: For General Conference, Memorials Committee 1565
Pornography 410:12
Post-secondary education by local church 655:18; 1180:27; 1655:36
Prayer: In public schools 410:8
Prayer: Means of grace 265:9
Preacher, local SEE Lay minister
Preaching: Means of grace 265:9
Preaching: Right of ministers 313:1; 3044:1; 3059:2; 3075:1
Preamble to North American Constitution 200
Precedent corporations 4230; 4410:2
Premillennialism 24
Pre-ordination course of study 3210:1
President pro tem of General Conference 332
Prince Edward Island SEE Central Canada District
Private judgment 274
Privileged communications 725:9
Privileges of members 302
Process of transfer: Commissioned minister 1090:3; 1240:II:E; 3104
Process of transfer: Commissioned special worker 1240:V:B; 3470
Process of transfer: Ordained minister 1090:2; 1240:I:G; 3104
Process of transfer: Licensed minister 1090:3; 1240:III:D; 3104
Profanity 265:1
Prohibition 265:4, 410:4
Property, district: 323:8; 4800–4890
Property, District: Board of trustees 4855
Property, District: Developing district 4650; 4800
Property, District: Established district 4660; 4830–4855
Property, District:  Loan Guarantees 4890
Property, District: Management and control 4840
Property, District: Ownership 4680; 4830
Property, District: Provisional district 4650; 4810–4820
Property, District: Rights to property 4870–4880
Property, General: 4500–4630
Property, General: Application of regulations 4500
Property, General: Definition of terms 4570–4580
Property, General: Local laws 4510
Property, General: Restrictions 4550, 4560
Property, General: Trust clause and release 4590–4630
Property, General: Trustees 4520–4560
Property, General Church: 4900–4940
Property, General Church: Bequests and devises 4940
Property, General Church: Incorporation 4900
Property, General Church: Ownership 4920
Property, Local Church: 315:6; 4650–4780
Property, Local Church: Abandoned 4730
Property, Local Church: Circuit 528:5; 532; 4740–4750
Property, Local Church: Developing church 510:3–4; 4650–4670
Property, Local Church: Established church 518:4; 4680–4730
Property, Local Church: Loan guarantees by district 4120:6; 4890
Property, Local Church: Ownership 4680
Property, Local Church: Property transactions 4700–4720
Property, Local Church: Records 4760
Property, Local Church: Rights to 4770–4780
Property, Local Church: Trust clause and release 4690
Public life, religion in 410:8
Public Morals and Social Concerns 1655:44
Public schools: Bible reading and prayer in 410:8
Public schools: Questionable activities in 410:9
Public worship SEE Worship, public
Publications 2115:6, 10–15
Publishing House, Wesleyan SEE Wesleyan Publishing House
Puerto Rico 18; 80
Pulpit supply 782:18
Purpose for man, God’s 220

Q

Quadrennial review of extended call 720:2
Qualifications: For membership 297
Qualifications: Of ministers SEE Ministerial qualifications
Quarterly session 630:2
Quebec SEE Central Canada district
Quorum: Board of Review 5425:3
Quorum: District board of administration 1227
Quorum: District conference 1129
Quorum: Executive Board 1775
Quorum: General Board 1640
Quorum: General Conference 336; 1543
Quorum: Local board of administration 778
Quorum: Local church conference 640

R

Racial equality 265:12, 360:3d
Realignment of districts 1060–1065
Reception of members 565–570; 633:2; 5550–5595
Reclassification: Of established district 1042–1045
Reclassification: Of local church 518:5; 859:5
Reclassification: Of member 605
Reclassification: Of provisional district 1034
Recommendation by local church to district conference: Of local workers 315:4
Recommendation by local church to district conference: Of ministerial students 655:8; 782:21; 3015:1; 6420
Recommendation by local church to district conference: Of special workers 315:4; 3460; 6420
Recommendation, letters of: From other denominations 570
Recommendation, letters of: To other denominations 590; 6030
Reconvened session, district conference 1115
Record of membership 610
Records: District 1332:6; 4760
Records: Local church 830:5; 4760
Records: Property 4760
Recourse 302:4; 313:7; 315:8; 323:10
Rees, Seth C. 24
Reform, social: Historical background 8; 13; 23
Reform, social: SEE ALSO Social responsibilities
Reformed Baptist Church of Canada 17:3
Regeneration: Article of Religion 230
Regeneration: Condition of membership 297:1; 553:1
Regeneration: Historical background 12–13; 24
Reinstatement: Of ministers or special workers 3120–3124
Released time classes 880:2; 2305
Religion, Articles of: 210–250
Religion, Articles of: Summary of 299
Religion in public life 410:8
Remarriage 410:6; 3111; 3108
Removal: Of local Christian education workers 880:9
Removal: Of local church officers 655:6; 782:25; 815:4
Removal: Of local officials 782:26; 825:4
Removal: Of pastor 712; 722:2–3
Removal: Power of 5288
Renewal of call 718–722
Reorganization: Of districts 5375
Reorganization: Of local churches 5320–5325; 5385
Repentance: Article of Religion on 228
Repentance: For sin of divorce 410:6
Representative areas 1590:12; 2430–2445
Reserve ordained minister 317; 1240:I:C; 3360
Reserve general evangelist 3270–3275; 3285:2; 3295
Resignation: Of local church officers 815:2
Resignation: Of other local officials 825:5
Resignation: Of pastor 710; 722:1
Resolutions: District conference 1150–1156; 1165–1168; 1233:9
Resolutions: Local church conference 655:9
Restart project 510:6
Restoration: Of backslider 234
Restoration: Of church members 268
Restoration: Of ministers 1935:41; 3120–3124; 5230–5251
Resurrection: Of Christ, Article of Religion 214
Resurrection: Of the dead, Article of Religion 246
Retired ordained minister 317; 1240:I:B; 3370
Review: District Board of 1370; 5218–5221
Review: General Board of 370–380; 5400–5450
Revitalization project 510:6
Revivals, local 837:2
Rhode Island SEE Eastern New York- New England district
Rhodesia 18
Right hand of fellowship in reception of members 553:4
Rights: Discrimination forbidden 360:3d
Rights: Equal 410:1
Rights: Members 302; 555
Rights: Inherent individual 265:12
Rights: Ministers 313; 3044; 3075
Rights: Commissioned 3059:2
Rights: Ministerial student 3015:3
Rights: Natural 220
Rights: Rights of the accused 5040
Rights of property 4770–4780; 4870–4880
Rites and ceremonies 420
Ritual: Current authority for 185
Ritual: Definition 175
Ritual: Degree of flexibility in use 175
Ritual: SEE ALSO Rites and ceremonies
Ritual of baptism: 5510–5530
Ritual of baptism: Adults 290; 5515
Ritual of baptism: Affirmation of parental vows 5530
Ritual of baptism: Believers 5515
Ritual of baptism: Children 290; 5515
Ritual of baptism: Infants 5500
Ritual of burial of dead 5700–5725
Ritual of commissioning lay workers 5855
Ritual of commissioning ministers 5800–5845
Ritual of dedication services: 5950–5975
Ritual of dedication services: Church building 5950
Ritual of dedication services: Parsonage 5975
Ritual of Infant dedication 5500
Ritual of installation services: 5900–5945
Ritual of installation services: College president 5945
Ritual of installation services: District superintendent 5930
Ritual of installation services: General officials 5935
Ritual of installation services: Local church officers 5915
Ritual of installation services: Pastor 5905
Ritual of Lord’s Supper: 5600–5635
Ritual of Lord’s Supper: Longer form 5635
Ritual of Lord’s Supper: Shorter form 5615
Ritual of marriage: Longer form 5650
Ritual of marriage: Shorter form 5680
Ritual of ordination of ordained ministers 5750–5792
Ritual of reception of members: 5550–5595
Ritual of reception of members: Members 5565
Ritual of reception of members: Student members 5577
Ritual of reception of members: Transfers 5570
Rules of a helper (John Wesley) 3093
Rules of order: Established by General Conference 360:1; 1590:15
Rules of order: For district conference 1138
Rules of order: For General Conference 1547
Rules of order: For local church conference 645
Rules on church law 2060–2068; Appendix B

 

S

Sabbath 35
Sabbath observance: Membership Commitment on 265:1
Sabbath observance: Merchandising on Lord’s Day opposed 410:7
Sabbatical 724
Sacraments: Access to 302:2
Sacraments: Article of Religion 242
Sacraments: Observance of 290–293
Sacraments: SEE ALSO Baptism; Lord’s Supper
St. Croix 35
St. Kitts 35
St. Thomas 35
St. Vincent 35
Salvation 230; 297:1; 553:1
Sanctification: Entire 236
Sanctification: Initial 236
Sanctification: Progressive 236
Saskatchewan SEE Central Canada district
School: Elementary 655:18–19; 1233:35; 2305
School: Post-secondary 655:18; 1180:27
School: Secondary 655:18
School: SEE ALSO Educational Institutions, general; Public schools
Scott, Orange 6–7
Scriptures 218; 270; 276; 280
Inerrancy 218; 299; 5566; 5772
Second Coming of Christ, Article of Religion 244
Secondary schools: 2305
Secondary schools: Post-secondary 655:18; 1180:24
Secret societies: Historical background 11
Secret societies: Joining forfeits membership 305:2; 585:2; 595
Secretary: District 1330–1332
Secretary: General SEE Executive Director of the Communication and Administration Division
Secretary: Local 775; 830
Secretary-treasurer: District, Of district 1180:33
Self-discipline 265:3
Seminary: 2382; 3170:1
Seminary: Wesleyan Seminary Foundation 2382
Senior pastor 675; 678; 735. SEE ALSO Pastor
Service credentials 6200–6460
Service report, annual 1402
Servicemen’s ministries 2318:3; 2395
Sex: Biblical view 410:5
Sex: Discrimination forbidden 360:3d
Sex: God’s plan for 222
Sex: Rights not dependent upon 265:12
Sex: Sexual promiscuity deplored 265:12
Sex: Sexual sin 265:6
Sex: SEE ALSO Divorce, Homosexuality
Shenandoah district 2403:22; 2440; 2465
Sierra Leone, West Africa 18; 80
Simplicity in apparel 410:13
Sin: After regeneration, Article of Religion 234
Sin: Article of Religion 225
Sin: Atonement for 226
Sin: Of divorce 265:6; 410:6
Sin: Of homosexuality 410:5
Sin: Responsibility for 224
Slavery, historical background 6–11
Social concern, Christian 410
Social concerns, public morals and 1655:44
Social responsibilities: Respecting rights of all 265:12
Social responsibilities: Securing natural rights for all 220
Social responsibilities: Special directions concerning 410
Social worker 3210:5; 3450–3480; 6360–6380
Solicited offerings 2050:3
Son of God, the, Article of Religion 214
Song evangelist 3210:5; 3450–3480; 6360–6380
Song leader 870
South Africa 18; 25; 33; 35; 80
South Africa Bantu 80
South Carolina district 2403:23; 2440; 2465
South Coastal district 2403:24; 2440; 2465
South Dakota SEE Northwest district
South Pacific. South Pacific Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church 80
Southern Area: Educational Area 2465
Southern Area: Representative Area 2440
Southwest Hispanic district (Distrito Hispano Suroeste) 2403:25; 2445; 2470
Southern Wesleyan University 2365:3; 2465
South Korea 80
Speaking in tongues 265:10
Special advice to ministers 3093
Special days, observance of 880:17
Special directions 400–475
Specialized minister 3003–3012
Specialized ministries: Course of study for 3210:2
Specialized ministries SEE ALSO minister of Christian education; minister of music; minister of visitation
Special lay ministries: 3400–3490
Special lay ministries: Lay minister 3400–3440
Special lay ministries: Lay missionary 3490
Special lay ministries: Special worker 3450–3480
Special nominations, committee on 1580
Special offerings: 2050
Special offerings: Easter 2050:2
Special offerings: Global Partners 2050:1
Special offerings: November Self-Denial 2050:2
Special offerings: Thanksgiving 2050:2
Special service, ministerial appointment 1240:I:A:7; 3345
Special worker: 3210:5; 3450–3480; 6360–6380
Special worker: Courses of study 3210:5
Special worker: Credentials 6360–6400
Special worker: Function 3450
Special worker: General regulations 3480
Special worker: In process of transfer 1240:V:B
Special worker: Listing 1240:V:A-C
Specification of charges 5024
Spirit, Holy 210; 216; 230; 236; 238
Spiritism, membership commitment 265:2
Spiritual Formation, General Department of: SEE Church Multiplication and Discipleship Division
Spiritual Formation, General Department of: District director of 1440–1463
Spiritual Formation, General Department of: Local 875–928
Spiritual Formation, General Department of: Local director of 880:5
Spiritual Formation, General Department of: Minister of 880:5
Spouse in ministry 3450–3480
Staff meeting, local spiritual formation 880:12
Standards for Educational Institutions 2362:4
Stationed ordained ministers. SEE Appointed ordained ministers
Statistical committee: District 1350–1352
Statistical report forms 2115:5
Statutory law: Current authority for 185
Statutory law: Definition 155
Statutory law: Time when effected 165
Stewardship: Definition of 460
Stewardship: District director of 1337:5
Stewardship: Local committee on finance and 865–868
Stewardship: Membership commitment on 265:3
Stewardship: Methods of fund raising 470
Stewardship: Special directions concerning 460–475
Stewardship: Storehouse tithing 465
Stewardship: Wills, bequeaths, annuities 475
Stewardship ministries 2050:5; 4940
Storehouse tithing 465
Student, ministerial 3015:1; 3350:2
Study Course Agency, Ministerial 2385–2388
Study courses SEE Courses of study
Subsidiary corporations 4300–4320
Substance abuse 410:4; SEE ALSO Abstinence
Summary of Articles of Religion 299
Summer camps 1455:4
Sunday school, district: Director 1483
Sunday school, local: Administration 880:2; 887
Sunday school, local: Amenability 910
Sunday school, local: Assembly periods 889:6; 900
Sunday school, local: Branch 655:15; 782:6; 880:15
Sunday school, local: Committee 903
Sunday school, local: Department supervisors 900
Sunday school, local: Organization 913
Sunday school, local: Secretary 895
Sunday school, local: Staff 889–900; 906
Sunday school, local: Superintendent 889
Sunday school, local: Teachers 906
Sunday school, local: Treasurer 898
Sunderland, LaRoy 7
Superannuated Ministers’ Aid Society 4410:2
Superintendent: District superintendent 1300–1310
Superintendent: General Superintendent 1900–1945
Superintendent: Sunday school superintendent 889
Supply pastor: 3260
Supply pastor: Certificate of authorization form 6240
Supply pastor: General regulations 3260
Supply pastor: In another district 3100:2
Supply pastor: Listing 1240:V:E
Support of ministers 286; 723; 782:16
Suriname 35; 80
Suspension of rules: In district conference 1141
Suspension of rules: In General Conference 1553
Swaziland 35; 80
Syracuse, New York 16

T

Taiwan 18
Temperance 265:4
Tennessee SEE Kentucky-Tennessee District
Termination of membership: 268; 585–605
Termination of membership: Discontinuance 305:4; 315:1; 585:4; 600–605
Termination of membership: Dismissal  276; 305:3; 315:1; 585:3; 5115:5; 5120:1, 4, 5
Termination of membership: Joining another body 305:2; 585:2; 595
Termination of membership: Reinstatement 5130
Termination of membership: Withdrawal 305:1; 575; 585:1; 590–595; 5048; 6040
Texas-Louisiana district SEE Mountain Plains District
Thanksgiving offering 2050:2–3
Theological seminary 2382; 3170:1
Time of pastoral changes 700
Time, use of 265:3; 410:12
Tithing 465. SEE ALSO Stewardship
Tithing secretary, local 845:2
Tobacco: Abstain from 265:4
Tobacco: Special direction on 410:4
Tobago 35
Tongues 265:10
Trafficking, meaning of 265:4
Training hour, local 880:10
Training, ministerial SEE Ministerial education
Transfer: Letters of 6000–6020; 6440–6450
Transfer: Of commissioned minister between districts 3059:2f
Transfer: Of commissioned minister from another denomination 3104; 3390:2
Transfer: Of ordained minister between districts 3100:1
Transfer: Of ordained minister from another denomination 3104; 3390
Transfer: Of licensed ministers between districts 3055:3; 3100:1
Transfer: Of licensed minister from another denomination 3104; 3391
Transfer: Of ministerial students between districts 3015:3c; 3015:5d
Transfer: Of ministerial students from another denomination 3015:5c
Transfer: Of pastor, senior pastor, or associate pastor’s church membership 578:2
Transfer: Of special worker between districts 3480
Transfer: Of special worker from another denomination 3460–3470
Treasurer: District 1335–1337
Treasurer: General 1970–1976
Treasurer: Local 842–845
Treasurer: Sunday school 898
Trinidad 35
Trinity, The, Article of Religion 210
Tri-State district 2403:26; 2445; 2470
True Wesleyan, The 7
Trust clause 315:6; 323:8; 518:4; 4590–4630; 4680; 4690
Trustees: Circuit 532
Trustees: District 323:8; 1180:22; 1360–1365; 4855
Trustees: Educational institutions 340:2; 2362
Trustees: General Church 340; 1655:15–21
Trustees: General regulations 4520–4540
Trustees: Local church 315:6; 850–859

 

U

Under accusation, withdrawal while 592; 5048
Under charges: Consequences of being 575; 590
Under charges: Discipline, consequences of being under: For districts 323:9; 327:1; 360:3e; 5066; 5365; 5375
Under charges: Discipline, consequences of being under: For local churches 315:7; 5066; 5310; 5320
Under charges: Discipline, consequences of being under: For members 302:5; 575; 590; 5052; 5115
Under charges: Discipline, consequences of being under: For ministers 313; 5052; 5115; 5212–5215; 5288
Under charges: Discipline, consequences of being under: Withdrawal while 592; 5048
United Stewardship Fund (USF): 2000–2045
United Stewardship Fund (USF): Apportionment 2015:2; 2035:2; 2040:2
United Stewardship Fund (USF): Basis 2005
United Stewardship Fund (USF): Beneficiaries 2035:1; 2040:1
United Stewardship Fund (USF): Building project adjustment 2005:2
United Stewardship Fund (USF): Definition 2000
United Stewardship Fund (USF): District regulations 2015–2030
United Stewardship Fund (USF): General Church regulations 2035–2045
United Stewardship Fund (USF): Local church regulations 2025–2030
United Stewardship Fund (USF): New church plant adjustment 2005:3
United Stewardship Fund (USF): USF-Educational Institutions Fund 2000–2005; 2040
United Stewardship Fund (USF): USF-General Fund 2000–2005; 2035
Uniting General Conference 50
University: By local churches 655:18; 1180:27
University: President, ritual for installation 5945
University: Program of study for ministry 3170:2
University: Trustees 2362
University: SEE ALSO Educational institutions, general
Unity, Christian 450
Unknown tongue 265:10
Ushering committee, local 873
Utah SEE Northwest district
Utica, New York 8

V

Vacancies: Area representatives on General Board 1605:2
Vacancies: Board of Review 5408
Vacancies: District officials, officers 1272; 1292
Vacancies: District superintendent 1303:7
Vacancies: District trustees 1360
Vacancies: Executive Board 1755
Vacancies: General Board 1605:2
Vacancies: General officials 1850
Vacancies: Local church offices 782:27; 815:2; 825:5
Vacation Bible school 880:2, 18
Venezuela 80
Vermont SEE Eastern New York-New England District
Vice-chair: Circuit advisory council 30
Vice-chair: General Board 1630; 1775
Vice-chair: Local board of administration 633:3; 635; 773
Virginia SEE Shenandoah District and Chesapeake District.
Visitation: Committee, local 960:2
Voting: By members 302:3
Voting: To receive new members 553:3; 633:2
Voting: For pastor 692
Voting: At district conference 1083; 1086
Voting: At General Conference 1503:1
Voting: For district superintendent 1303:1
Voting: For General Superintendent 1590:16

 

W

War 410:2
Washington SEE Northwest district
Washington, DC SEE Chesapeake district
Wedding ritual 5650–5680
Weekday church school 880:2; 2305
Wesley, Charles 2
Wesley, John: Historical background 1-3, 6
Wesley, John: “Rules of a Helper,” 3093
Wesleyan Church Corporation 4200–4270
Wesleyan Church of Liberia 80
Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone 80
Wesleyan Church of the Philippines 60; 80; 2560
Wesleyan Church, The: Classification of church law 125–185
Wesleyan Church, The: Constitution 200–385
Wesleyan Church, The: Current authority 185
Wesleyan Church, The: Essentials of 125; 1590:1–2; 2610:8;
Wesleyan Church, The: Formation 50
Wesleyan Church, The: History 1–50
Wesleyan Church, The: Mission 100–105
Wesleyan Church, The: Name 80; 205
Wesleyan Church, The: Relationship to other churches 240; 450
Wesleyan Educational Council 2355
Wesleyan Educational Society, Inc., The 4230
Wesleyan Holiness Church, British Isles 80
Wesleyan Holiness Church, Caribbean 80
Wesleyan Investment Foundation, Inc. 4310:5
Wesleyan Kids for Missions (WKFM): Local 880:2; 950
Wesleyan Methodist: Church of America, The 7; 16–18; 50
Wesleyan Methodist: Connection of America, The 8–16; 23
Wesleyan Methodist Church, Australia 80
Wesleyan Methodist Church, India 80
Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, Inc., The 4230
Wesleyan Methodist Publishing Association of America, Inc., The 4230
Wesleyan Native Ministries 1503:1c; 1880; 2005:1e; 2310:9
Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The: 4400–4425
Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The: Administration 4405; 4410:1
Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The: Board of Pensions 4405; 4410
Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The: Duties and powers 4410
Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The: Government 4405
Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The: Pilgrim Pension Plan, Inc., The 4410:1
Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The: Purpose 4400
Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The: Superannuated Ministers’ Aid Society 4410:2
Wesleyan Pension Fund, Inc., The: Wesleyan Retirement Plan 4410:3
Wesleyan Publishing House 880:4; 928; 1880; 2115:12
Wesleyan Retirement Plan 4410:3
Wesleyan Seminary Foundation 2382
West Michigan district 2403:27; 2430; 2455
West Virginia SEE Greater Ohio district and Shenandoah district.
Western Area: Educational Area 2470
Western Area: Representative Area 2445
Western New York district 2403:28; 2435; 2460
Western Pennsylvania district 2403:29; 2435; 2460
Wills, special direction concerning 475
Wisconsin district 2403:30; 2430; 2455
Witchcraft, abstain from 265:2
Withdrawal: Of local church unlawful 4780
Withdrawal: Of member SEE withdrawal of member
Withdrawal: Of minister 1310:29; 3100:3–5; 5048; 6460
Withdrawal: Of special worker 1310:29; 3480; 5048; 6460
Withdrawal: Request for 5048
Withdrawal: SEE ALSO UNDER Transfer
Withdrawal of member: 305:1; 5048
Withdrawal of member: By letter of recommendation 590; 6030
Withdrawal of member: By letter of transfer 575; 6000–6020
Withdrawal of member: Letter of 592; 6040
Withdrawal of member: Through having joined another body 595
Withdrawal of member: Under accusation 592; 5048
Withdrawal of member: Under charges 592; 5048
Withdrawal of member: SEE ALSO UNDER Transfer
Witness and membership committee, local 835–837
Woman’s Missionary Society of The Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, Inc., The 4230
Women’s ministry: District 1439
Women’s ministry: General 2310:4, 7
Women’s ministry: Local 945
Word of God SEE Holy Scriptures
Workers’ conferences, Christian education, local 880:12
World Organization: 2500–2680
World Organization: Established National/Regional Conference 2610
World Organization: General Conferences 2620–2640
World Organization: General Conference interrelations 2630–2640
World Organization: Caribbean General Conference 2565
World Organization: International Conference 2650–2680
World Organization: North American General Conference 2550
World Organization: Philippines General Conference 2560
Worldliness cf. 265:4
Worldly pleasures 265:4
Worship, public: Ordained minister’s rights in 313:1
Worship, public: Means of grace 265:8–9
Worship, public: Rites and ceremonies vary 420
Wyoming SEE Northwest district

 

Y

Yayasan Gereja Wesleyan Indonesia 80
Youth camps 1455:4
Youth committee, local Christian education 878
Youth director, local 3210:5; 3450–3480
Yukon Territory SEE Central Canada district

Z

Zambia 35; 80
Zimbabwe 80
Zones, district 1233:13