To elect a local minister or a licensed minister as an unpaid associate pastor only if approval is given annually in writing by the district superintendent.
To provide for a long-range planning committee for the church with the pastor as ex-officio chairperson.
To adopt and implement a plan to reduce the risk that individuals placed in positions of authority within the church will use the position of trust or authority to engage in misconduct. The plan for each local church must take into consideration its own unique circumstances.
Meaning of Stewardship. Refer to paragraphs 33–33.5.
The church board shall perform the duties of a SDMI Board in a newly organized church until such board has been regularly elected. (145)
The church board may suspend or revoke the license of any locally licensed person.