Book of Discipline: 2548.2. Deeding Church Property to Federated Churches or Other Evangelical Denominations

2. With the consent of the presiding bishop and of a majority of the district superintendents and of the district board of church location and building and at the request of the charge conference or of a meeting of the membership of the local church, where required by local law, and in accordance with said law, the annual conference may instruct and direct the board of trustees of a local church to deed church property to one of the other denominations represented in the Pan-Methodist Commission or to another evangelical denomination under an allocation, exchange of property, or comity agreement, provided that such agreement shall have been committed to writing and signed and approved by the duly qualified and authorized representatives of both parties concerned.

From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church - 2016. © 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.