The District Advisory Board shall be composed of the district superintendent ex-officio and up to three assigned ordained ministers and up to three laypersons elected by ballot by the district assembly annually or for terms not to exceed four years to serve until the final adjournment of the next district assembly and until their successors are elected and qualified. However, their terms of service may be staggered by electing a proportion of the board annually.
When a district exceeds a total membership of 5,000, it may elect one additional assigned ordained minister and one additional layperson for each successive 2,500 members or the final major part of 2,500 members. (203.14)
A vacancy on the District Advisory Board may be filled by the remaining members thereof.
The district superintendent shall be ex-officio chairperson of the District Advisory Board.
The board shall elect from its membership a secretary, who shall carefully record all actions of the board and promptly transmit them to his or her successor.
The lay members of the District Advisory Board shall be ex-officio members of the district assembly, ex-officio members of the District SDMI Convention, ex-officio members of the District NMI Convention, and ex-officio members of the District NYI Convention. (201, 221)
The duties of the District Advisory Board are:
To set the date for the beginning and closing of the statistical year in harmony with the provisions of 114.1.
To give information to and consult with the district superintendent respecting the ministers and local churches of the assembly district. (518)
To appoint an investigating committee consisting of three or more assigned ordained ministers and not less than two laypersons in case an accusation is filed against a member of the clergy. (605–605.3)
To select a trial court when charges are made against a member of the clergy. (605.5–605.6)