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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 7



1.The formation of districts and the appointment of chairmen are left to the Australasian Conference, but it is expected that every chairman will make himself well acquainted with the discipline of the body, and by regular correspondence with the superintendents, and by visiting the several circuits and occasionally presiding at their quarterly meetings, maintain a constant and effective oversight of his district, and secure in all the circuits an uniform, impartial, and truly Christian administration of our discipline.
2.As the number of ministers who attend the Conference from all the districts except the one in which the Conference may be held, will be so few, as the distance being so great as to preclude much communication during the sittings of the Conference, it is deemed desirable that every District Meeting should continue the practice which obtains in all the mission districts of the society, and draw up a provisional list of appointments for the use of the Stationing Committee and the Conference. Further, as the Australasian districts will be for some time to come of great extent, and interchanges between them would involve considerable cost and delay, changes from district to district should not be made without sufficient public reason for the same.page 38
3.A Chapel Building Committee, composed of ministers and laymen, shall be formed for each district, to be consulted in reference to every chapel proposed to be built; and it is expected that the Committee will not sanction the erection of any place of worship on which it is intended that there shall be a permanent debt, or which is not settled according to the provisions of the English Connexional Model Deed.
4.The general committees of the several connexional funds, comprising an equal number of ministers and laymen have been hitherto appointed by the several District Meetings in Australia, but for the future the appointment shall be made by the Conference. The Annual District Meetings, however, when the Circuit Stewards are present, shall have the privilege of making a nomination of twice the number of suitable persons required, the superintendent nominating ministers and the stewards the lay members; and from these district lists the Conference shall select the parties who shall constitute the several committees for the year.