Church Fight, Church Fight

Churches and their denominations sometimes have conflicts.  Sometimes they reconcile and stay together.  Sometimes they do not.  When an individual church decides to leave a denomination, members choose one side or the other, and act accordingly.  However, what happens to the building, bank accounts and other assets?  Well, unlike other denominations, the Methodist denomination has a law in Maryland that gives the Methodist denomination legal control over the breakaway local church’s properties.  In other words, the Methodist denomination has the benefit of a statutory “asset trust clause.”

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