Duties. The principal duties of the regions are to:

  1. Implement the mission of the Church of the Nazarene through the pioneer areas, districts, and institutions;
  2. Develop regional awareness, fellowship, and strategies to fulfill the Great Commission, bringing district and institutional representatives together periodically for planning, prayer, and inspiration;
  3. Nominate persons to the General Assembly and Global Conventions for elections to the General Board;
  4. In harmony with Manual provisions, to establish and maintain schools and colleges or other institutions;
  5. Be authorized to recruit and screen missionary candidates from the region in accordance with policy (346.3);
  6. Plan Regional Advisory Council meetings and conferences for the region;
  7. Facilitate National Boards as stipulated in paragraphs 345 and 346.3.