In General Conference of the Evangelical Methodist Church v. Evangelical Methodist Church of Dalton, Ga., Inc., Case No. 4:11-CV-0186-HLM, 2011 WL 3841015 (N.D. Ga. Aug. 22, 2011), the court required a church and the denomination with which it was associated to arbitrate their differences. In 1955, the church affiliated with the denomination and thereby accepted the Discipline of the Evangelical Methodist Church (the Discipline), which specified two means for a local church to depart from and to remove property from the denomination. The Discipline also required Biblical conciliation, mediation and arbitration of non-doctrinal disputes to be conducted in accordance with the then-current rules of the Institute of Christian Conciliation, a division of Peacemaker Ministries. Nevertheless, the church unilaterally transferred the deed to church property to "Church on the Hill, Inc.," and sent a letter memorializing its disassociation. The denomination asked the court to compel arbitration under the Federal Arbitration Act when the church did not respond favorably to its requests for conciliation. The court held that by executing the Affiliation Resolution, the defendant agreed to accept the Discipline and abide by its terms including the arbitration clause; therefore, the parties entered into a valid, enforceable agreement to arbitrate. Furthermore, the court determined there were no legal constraints external to the parties' agreement foreclosing arbitration.