Powers and Restrictions.
- The General Assembly shall have power to legislate for the Church of the Nazarene, and to make rules and regulations for all the departments related to or associated with it in any respect, but not in conflict with this Constitution. (300, 305–305.8)
- No local church shall be deprived of the right to call its pastor, subject to such approval as the General Assembly shall find wise to institute. (115)
- All local churches, officers, ministers, and laypersons shall always have the right to a fair and orderly trial and the right to make an appeal.