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¶ 940 DISCIPLINE AND RESTORATION OF A CHURCH

¶ 940 Discipline and Restoration of a Church

Citation of a Church to Show Cause
The Board of Administration of the Canadian General Conference shall have the power to cite the official board of a church to appear before it to show cause, why it should not be declared in a state of insubordination when substantiated information reaches the Board of Administration that the accused body is in a state of insubordination and disobedience to The Manual of The Free Methodist Church in Canada. Notice of the order to show cause shall be given in a clear and definite statement of the facts constituting the state of insubordination so that the accused body may be properly informed of the grounds of the accusation. The order shall be served to the secretary of the accused body by registered mail. If the Board of Administration finds the accused body guilty or if the cited church admits guilt, the Board of Administration shall have the power to suspend the accused body of all rights and privileges as a Free Methodist body until the ensuing sitting of the Canadian General Conference. The Canadian General Conference shall have final disposition of the case.

If the convicted body shows contrition for its insubordination, reforms and pledges its loyalty to the denomination and to The Manual of The Free Methodist Church in Canada, the Board of Administration shall have the power to reinstate it.

If the convicted body is found to be guilty of insubordination and is not reinstated, any property shall be dealt with in accordance with the guidelines published in The Manual of The Free Methodist Church in Canada. See ¶350.3.

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