Board on Church Location and Building

  • Gateway North Liaison Representative List

    Gateway North Liaison Representative List

    The file below is a list of the representatives for each church within the Gateway North District.

  • Guidelines to Sharing and Leasing Property

    Guidelines to Sharing and Leasing Property

    One of the tasks of the District Board is to ensure that the local church complies with The Book of Discipline when sharing or leasing property. The Board is also responsible to help the local church consider its own health and vitality as well as the most effective deployment of its resources to make disciples for the transformation of the world. The following guidelines must be met for the Board to approve sharing or leasing of local church property. Updated 8.2.18

  • Parsonage Use Agreement

    Parsonage Use Agreement

    The parsonage use agreement is for the trustees of the church and the renter.

  • Lease Agreement: Parsonage To Non-Profit

    Lease Agreement: Parsonage To Non-Profit

    This sample is for leasing the parsonage to a non-profit tax-exempt corporation - like a group renting for a group home, or women's shelter or half-way house. No church program is involved.

  • Lease Agreement Church Sample

    Lease Agreement Church Sample

    This document is a sample of a lease agreement. This document was updated on July 30, 2018.

  • Lease Agreement Sample: One Time Use Application

    Lease Agreement Sample: One Time Use Application

    This document is a form that should be filled out when requesting to use a building.

  • Standards for Parsonages 2018

    Standards for Parsonages 2018

    The Book of Disciple does not mandate a parsonage committee however, it is strongly recommended that each local church Charge Conference form a parsonage committee. The committee will follow-up to assure timely resolution of parsonage problems affecting the health of the pastor or pastor's family. The chairperson of the committee on pastor-parish relations, the chairperson of the board of trustees, and the pastor shall make an annual review of the church-owned parsonage to assure proper maintenance. (¶ 258.2 g (16) and ¶ 2532.4)

  • Hold Harmless

    Hold Harmless

    This document is the agreement between the church and occupant. This document was updated on June 12, 2018.

  • Consent Form

    Consent Form

    The Book of Discipline 2536 and 2538-2540, underlines when a written consent is required by the District Superintendent and Pastor. A consent is to be affixed to or included in the instrument of sale, conveyance, transfer, lease or mortgage, as required by the Discipline (consents to purchase do no need to be affixed but should be put in the records of the transaction).

  • 2018 Trust Clause for GCFA

    2018 Trust Clause for GCFA

    Trust clauses ensure that United Methodist Church property continues to be used for United Methodist purposes. The attached pdf from GCFA outlines questions and answers for United Methodists.