Doctrines and Discipline of the Free Methodist Church of North America - 1939 Edition



     ¶ 211. A supernumerary preacher is a member of an annual conference whose efficiency is temporarily impaired, and whose relation as a supernumerary is fixed by a vote of his conference on recommendation of the stationing committee. In no case shall he have any claim on the superannuated fund. His quarterly conference relation shall be determined by the stationing committee.

     ¶ 212. A superannuated preacher is one who is so disqualified by physical disability or old age that he cannot take charge of a circuit or occupy any position in the church which will afford him sufficient income for his support. The question as to his disability shall be determined by his conference, on the recommendation of the committee on claimants and claims. His quarterly conference relation shall be fixed by the stationing committee.

     If, in the interval of conference, a supernumerary or a superannuated preacher moves where attendance at the quarterly conference in which his relation was fixed is inconvenient, upon his request he may be transferred to any convenient quarterly conference by its district elder, with the consent of that quarterly conference.