¶840 TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP
To transfer to another Free Methodist conference a minister must be ordained and have a certificate of standing from the regional MEGaP committee.
Only a regional MEGaP committee may give a certificate of standing to a minister intending to join another denomination. Membership in the conference and the denomination terminates upon the giving of such a certificate.
A minister who intends to serve outside the conference shall notify the bishop or director of leadership development and church health no less than 60 days before the intended transfer. Failing to give such notice, special permission to leave must be obtained from the MEGaP committee whose decision shall be final.