The Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International Superintendent. The annual church meeting shall elect by majority vote by ballot, of those present and voting, from among its full members, a Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) superintendent to serve for one year (34), or until his or her successor is elected. The SDMI Board, with the pastor’s approval, may call for an incumbent SDMI superintendent to be elected by a “yes” or “no” vote. A vacancy shall be filled by the local church at a duly called church meeting (113.11, 145.5). The SDMI superintendent, newly elected, shall be a member ex-officio of the district assembly (201), the local church board (127), and the SDMI Board (145).
We direct our local churches to elect as church officers active members of the local church who profess the experience of entire sanctification and whose lives bear public witness to the grace of God that calls us to a holy life; who are in harmony with the doctrines, polity, and practices of the Church of the Nazarene; and who support the local church faithfully in attendance, active service, and with tithes and offerings. Church officers should be fully engaged in “making Christlike disciples in the nations.” (34)
The duties and powers of the Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International superintendent are: