Time. The district assembly shall be held annually, at the time appointed by the general superintendent having jurisdiction, and in the place designated by the District Advisory Board or arranged for by the district superintendent.
Nominating Committee. Prior to the convening of the district assembly, the district superintendent in consultation with the District Advisory Board shall appoint a nominating committee to serve the district assembly. This committee may prepare nominations for the usual committees and offices in advance of the convening of the district assembly. (215.2)
All district entities shall be authorized to meet electronically. Voting methods shall be approved by the District Advisory Board. All communications and voting required may be carried out electronically.
Rules of Order. Subject to the applicable law, the articles of incorporation, and the bylaws of government in the Manual, the meetings and proceedings of the members of the Church of the Nazarene (local, district, and general), and the committees of the corporation shall be regulated and controlled according to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (latest edition) for parliamentary procedure. (34)
The business of the district assembly shall be:
To hear or receive reports from all ordained and licensed ministers serving as pastors or commissioned evangelists; and to consider the character of all elders, deacons, and deaconesses. By vote of the district assembly the record of written reports received by the secretary may be accepted in place of oral reports of all other elders, deacons, deaconesses, and licensed ministers not engaged in active service, and those ministers having district certificates for all roles of ministry in paragraphs 505–528.2. (521, 532.8, 538.9)
To license as licensed ministers, after careful examination, persons who have been recommended by church boards or the District Advisory Board and who may be judged to be called to the ministry and to renew such license upon favorable recommendation of the District Ministerial Credentials Board or District Board of Ministry. (129.14, 531.5, 532.1, 532.3)