Discipline ¶41

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  ¶ 41. Article V. Transfer of Local Churches-1. A local church may be transferred from one annual conference to another in which it is geographically located upon approval by a two-thirds vote of those present and voting in each of the following:
a) the charge conference;
b) the congregational meeting of the local church;
c) each of the two annual conferences involved.
The vote shall be certified by the secretaries of the specified conferences or meetings to the bishops having supervision of the annual conferences involved, and upon their announcement of the required majorities the transfer shall immediately be effective.
2. The vote on approval of transfer shall be taken by each annual conference at its first session after the matter is submitted to it.
3. Transfers under the provisions of this article shall not be governed or restricted by other provisions of this Constitution relating to changes of boundaries of conferences.