Contents of the Book of Discipline

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Note: The basic unit in The Book of Discipline is the paragraph (¶) rather than page, chapter, or section. The paragraphs are numbered consecutively within each chapter or section, but many numbers are skipped between parts, chapters, and sections in order to allow for future enactments and to fit with the following plan:

1– 99 The Constitution

101– 199 Doctrine, Doctrinal Statements, General Rules, The Ministry of All Christians, and Social Principles

201– 299 The Local Church

301– 399 The Ministry of the Ordained

401– 499 The Superintendency

501– 699 The Conferences

701– 2499 Administrative Order

2501–2599 Church Property

2601–2799 Judicial Administration

Episcopal Greetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page v

United Methodist Bishops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 1

A Brief History of The United Methodist Church . . . . . . . . . page 11

NOTE

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?

RESOURCES
[1] “From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church—2016. Copyright © 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.” Prepared for the teaching of te Advanced Lay Servants class on Polity.

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