A local administrative unit of church organization in a mission territory, which may be administered by a single evangelist who serves as director, or it may be administered by an executive committee with a staff of evangelists, teachers, and medical workers, and contain several schools, dispensaries, churches, and companies of members. Such units are also referred to as mission stations, and in the South Pacific Division are called districts and district stations.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.