Criteria for District Division or District Boundary Changes. A proposal for district development or district boundary changes developed by a regional office, a national board, or a District Advisory Board may be presented to the general superintendent in jurisdiction. Such a plan should take into consideration:

  1. That the proposed new districts or realigned districts have population centers that justify the creation or realignment of such districts;
  2. That lines of communication and transportation are available to facilitate the work of the districts;
  3. That a sufficient number of mature ordained ministers and lay leaders are available for the work of the districts;
  4. That the sponsoring districts will have, wherever possible, sufficient district ministries fund income, sufficient membership and organized churches to maintain their Phase 3 district status.