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)