How the Disaffiliation Process works in the Dakotas UMC

Does anybody understand the process for leaving the United Methodist denomination? I’m in leadership, and I only had a rough idea because, like almost every United Methodist process, the Disaffiliation process seems confusing and overly complicated. Partially this is on purpose so that somebody doesn’t get mad one day and disaffiliation the next. The process allows a church to work through disaffiliation rationally.

This post covers step-by-step the process to disaffiliate in the Dakotas UMC.