The United Methodist Church is an ecclesiastical church, with local congregations governed through a “quarterly conference”. If the congregation is incorporated, title to its real property is held in its corporate name. If the congregation is not incorporated, title is held by Trustees for the benefit of the congregation. A conveyance by the church must be preceded by a notice of the proposed action to the congregation and a resolution passed by the quarterly conference authorizing the action. The resolution must direct that the documentation be executed by specified officers of the Board of Trustees (or Board of Directors, if incorporated). The written consent of the local church pastor and of the District Superintendent must be affixed to the conveyance documents.