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Section: Effect of definitions on treaties, compacts, or agreements

Statute: 16:10A-3

Whenever a local church of The United Methodist Church shall have resolved to incorporate or reincorporate at a meeting held for such purpose, as provided by section 1 of this act, the duly elected trustees or appropriate officers elected by such trustees shall execute and acknowledge, before any person authorized to take acknowledgment of deeds, a certificate of incorporation setting forth: a. The place and date of such meeting; b. The name of the incorporated church and the municipality and county in which it is located; c. The names and respective periods of office of the trustees elected; d. A statement that the members of the corporation shall be the members of the charge conference of such church as constituted in accordance with the Discipline of The United Methodist Church; e. A statement that the corporation shall support the doctrine, and it, and all its property, both real and personal shall be subject to the laws, usages, and ministerial appointments of The United Methodist Church as are now or shall be from time to time established, made, and declared by the lawful authority of The United Methodist Church; and f. The approval of the district superintendent of that district of the annual conference in which such local church is located. Upon the filing of such certificate in the office of the clerk of the county in which such local church is located and in the office of the Secretary of State, such local church shall be a corporation by the name stated in such certificate, and the persons therein stated to be the elected trustees of such incorporated local church shall be authorized to serve for the terms for which they were elected and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified. L.1968, c. 235, s. 2, eff. July 31, 1968. Amended by L.1973, c. 269, s. 2, eff. Nov. 29, 1973.

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