To execute and sign, along with the secretary of the District Advisory Board, all legal documents of the district. (222.5)
To nominate to the District Advisory Board and to supervise any paid assistants on the district. (242)
To appoint pastors in keeping with 117.
The district superintendent may, with the approval of the District Advisory Board, appoint the members of the church board (stewards, trustees), the chairperson of the Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) Board, and other church officers (secretary, treasurer) if a church has been organized for less than five years, or had less than thirty-five voting members in the previous annual church meeting, or is receiving regular financial assistance from the district, or has been declared in crisis. The total number of members of such board shall not be less than three. (117, 125)
To cause to be investigated written accusations against a minister in his or her assembly district, according to 605–605.3.
The district superintendent shall schedule and conduct a self-assessment and review in consultation with the tenured evangelist in accordance with paragraph 509.4.
The district superintendent, with the consent of the church board, may appoint a pastoral supply to fill a vacancy in the office of pastor until the next district assembly. Such appointed pastoral supply shall be subject to removal by the district superintendent when his or her services are not satisfactory to the church board and the local church. (129.5, 523, 529.6)
The district superintendent, with the consent of the church board and the District Advisory Board, may appoint an interim pastor to fill a vacancy in the office of pastor, until a permanent pastor can be called. The district superintendent shall also be authorized to extend the time of service of the interim pastor as he or she deems necessary in consultation with the church board. The interim pastor would be authorized to fulfill all responsibilities of the pastor. The interim pastor would also serve as a delegate from that church to the district assembly if said pastor holds membership on the district of interim assignment.
Such an assigned interim pastor is subject to the authority of the district superintendent and the District Advisory Board at all times. The interim pastor shall also be subject to removal by the district superintendent in consultation with the church board. (524)
The district superintendent is authorized to perform for a local church within the bounds of his or her assembly district all the functions of pastor when that local church is without a pastor or pastoral supply. (513)