The trustees of the church shall be no fewer than three or more than nine in number. They shall be elected from among the members of the local church to serve for the next church year and until their successors have been elected and qualified. (34, 113.11, 127)


In all cases where the civil law requires a specific mode of election of church trustees, that mode shall be strictly followed. (113.4)


Where no particular mode of election is required by civil law the trustees shall be elected by ballot at the annual meeting of the local church or at a special meeting duly called for that purpose. (113.7, 113.11)


The duties of the trustees are:


To hold the title to church property and manage it as trustees of the local church, where the local church is not incorporated, or where the civil law requires it, or where for other reasons it is deemed best by the district superintendent or the District Advisory Board, subject to the guidance and the restrictions as set forth in 102–104.4.


To give guidance to the development of the physical facilities and to financial planning, unless the church board has provided otherwise.


A vacancy in the office of trustee may be filled by the local church at a duly called church meeting. (113.8)