A member of the clergy who receives a Certificate of Commendation from his or her local church and has not joined another Church of the Nazarene by the time of the next district assembly, or who declares in writing that he or she has withdrawn from the Church of the Nazarene, or who joins another denomination either as a member or a minister, and who has not resigned his or her ministerial credential, may be expelled from the ministry of the Church of the Nazarene by order of the district assembly upon the recommendation of the District Ministerial Credentials Board or District Board of Ministry and his or her name be removed from the Roster of Ministers and the membership roll of the local church. (111.1, 815)