Trustees Resources

Guidelines for Church Renovations/ New Builds/ Real Property Purchases

Planning and Financing Requirements ¶ 2544

Discontinuation of Local Church Property ¶ 2549

Trust Clause- All Property of local churches is held in trust of the denomination. ¶ 2501

Local Church Board of Trustees ¶ 2525-2526, 2530-2533


Forms and Links

Parsonage Standards

Parsonage Inspection Form (for charge conference)

Trustees Legal and Property Form (for charge conference)

Safe Sanctuaries Resources

Statement of Continued Existence Link through the Secretary of State Website

Minimum Insurance Recommendations

Records Retention

Workers Compensation

Copyright Licensing


For additional information through

           (General Council on Finance and Administration)

Search under Forms and Resources Tabs for the following-

  • Accessibility Audit Form
  • 15 Passenger Van Policy
  • What to Consider before allowing a Third Party to use Real Property
  • Legal Manual--helpful checklists in back of section 5