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Section I. Conferences

¶ 8. Article I. -There shall be a General Conference for the entire Church with such powers, duties, and privileges as are hereinafter set forth.

¶ 9. Article II. -There shall be jurisdictional conferences for the Church in the United States of America, with such powers, duties, and privileges as are hereinafter set forth;11 provided that in The United Methodist Church there shall be no jurisdictional or central conference based on any ground other than geographical and regional division.

¶ 10. Article III. -There shall be central conferences for the church outside the United States of America and, if necessary, provisional central conferences, all with such powers, duties, and privileges as are hereinafter set forth.

¶ 11. Article IV. -There shall be annual conferences as the fundamental bodies of the Church and, if necessary, provisional annual conferences, with such powers, duties, and privileges as are hereinafter set forth.12

¶ 12. Article V. -There shall be a charge conference for each church or charge with such powers, duties, and privileges as are hereinafter set forth.13

11. See Judicial Council Decision 128.
12. See Judicial Council Decision 354.
13. See Judicial Council Decision 516.

From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church - 2012 Copyright 2012 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.

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