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Division Two—Organization (¶¶ 8–44) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 25 I. Conferences (¶¶ 8–12) II. General Conference (¶¶ 13–16) III. Restrictive Rules (¶¶ 17–22) IV. Jurisdictional Conferences (¶¶ 23–27) V. Central Conferences (¶¶ 28–31) VI. Annual Conferences (¶¶ 32–36) VII. Boundaries (¶¶ 37–41) VIII. District Conferences (¶ 42) IX. Charge Conferences (¶¶ 43–44) Division Three—Episcopal Supervision (¶¶ 45–54) . . . . . . page 37 Division Four—The Judiciary (¶¶ 55–58) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 40 Division Five—Amendments (¶¶ 59–61) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 41 PART II GLOBAL BOOK OF DISCIPLINE ¶ 101 Global Book of Discipline (¶ 101) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 43 PART III DOCTRINAL STANDARDS AND OUR THEOLOGICAL TASK ¶¶ 102–105 I. Our Doctrinal Heritage (¶ 102) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 45 II. Our Doctrinal History (¶ 103) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 54 III. Our Doctrinal Standards and General Rules: The Articles of Religion of The Methodist Church, the Confession of Faith of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, and The General Rules of the Methodist Church (¶ 104) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 63 IV. Our Theological Task (¶ 105) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 78 PART IV THE MINISTRY OF ALL CHRISTIANS ¶¶ 120–143 I. The Churches (¶¶ 120–125) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 91 II. The Ministry of All Christians (¶¶ 126–132) . . . . . . page 94 viii

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The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2013-2016, Part I  

The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, Part I