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¶510 THE MISSION DISTRICT

¶ 510 THE MISSION DISTRICT

When, in the judgment of the bishop and the director of global ministries, a church in formation reaches the following minimum developmental markers, it may be organized as a mission district.

  1. Board of Administration formed and functioning
  2. At least two organized churches
  3. At least one ordained minister
  4. A national budget established
  5. Progress on the Constitution and legal incorporation process
  6. Strategic Plan for expansion further developed for:

a.  Discipleship and the leadership training program for laity and ministerial candidates
b.  Church growth leading to organized local churches (12 adult members)
c.  Church planting/expansion goals
d.  Viable financial program developed (national and external support)

      7. Property purchases and construction of facilities have begun.

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