Discipline ¶702

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  ¶ 702. Amenability and Program Accountability-1. All the general agencies of The United Methodist Church that have been constituted by the General Conference are amenable to the General Conference, except as otherwise provided.
2. Between sessions of the General Conference, the following general agencies are accountable to the Connectional Table for those functions that are outlined in the 900 ¶¶s: the General Board of Church and Society, the General Board of Discipleship, the General Board of Global Ministries, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, the General Commission on Religion and Race, the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, the General Commission on Archives and History, the General Commission on United Methodist Men, and the General Commission on Communication in matters pertaining to their program responsibilities.2
3.  The Connectional Table shall review and evaluate the effectiveness of the general program-related agencies and connectional structures of the church as they collectively seek to aid annual conferences and local churches as they fulfill the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ and transform the world.  
4. Questions and concerns about programs, projects, or decisions of a particular agency may be addressed to that agency, with copies to the Connectional Table. Agencies shall acknowledge receipt of requests for information within ten days and provide information requested within thirty days or as soon thereafter as it is available.
5. If any district, annual conference, or general agency initiates, joins, monitors, or terminates a boycott, the guidelines in the 2004 Book of Resolutions should be followed. The General Conference is the only body that can initiate, empower, or join a boycott in the name of The United Methodist Church.
6. In all matters of accountability episcopal oversight as provided in ¶ 427 is assumed.
2. See Judicial Council Decisions 429, 496.