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Approval Process for Sale of Property

Legal - Approval Process for Sale of Property
   Prior to the sale of a church property all appropriate approvals must be in place. These approvals are:

1. Congregations

1.1 Legislative Approval

1.1.1 Congregation shall hold a business meeting to discuss and vote on the sale.

1.1.2 If the sale is approved a copy of the minutes shall be sent to the mission center officers for approval, and to Legal Services.

1.2 Administrative Approval

1.2.1 Letter of approval, signed by the pastor and congregational financial officer, stating they approve of the sale shall also be sent to the mission center officers and to Legal Services.

1.2.2 Letter of support from the mission center officers shall be sent to Legal Services.

1.2.3 Once the above approvals have been received in Legal Services, Legal will request approval from the apostle and bishop over the area.

2. Emerging Congregations

2.1 Legislative Approval

2.1.1 Mission Center conference shall be held to discuss and vote on the sale of property for the emerging congregation.

2.1.2 If the sale is approved a copy of the minutes shall be sent to Legal Services.

2.2 Administrative Approval

2.2.1 Letter of support from the mission center officers shall be sent to Legal Services.

2.2.2 Once the above approvals have been received in Legal Services, Legal will request approval from the apostle and bishop over the area.

3. Campgrounds

3.1 Legislative Approval

        3.1.1 Refer to campground bylaws for the proper legislative approvals.

3.2  Administrative Approval

3.2.1 Letter of support from the campground board along with Board minutes to be sent to the appropriate mission center.

        3.2.2 Letter of support from the mission center officers to be sent to Legal Services.

3.2.3 Once the above approvals have been received in Legal Services, Legal will request approval from the apostle and bishop over the area.

4. Mission Centers

4.1 Administrative Approval

4.1.1 Letter of approval from mission center officers is to be sent to Legal Services.

4.1.2 Once the letter of support is received in Legal Services, Legal will request approval from the apostle and bishop over the area.

    The Approval for Sale of Real Estate form can also be completed with information requested and signed by the appropriate officers. Once all original signatures have been obtained please forward to Legal Services along with the congregational/campground minutes approving the sale. In an effort to move the approval process along quickly, Legal Services will accept all approvals via e-mail.