The name of this organization shall be Nazarene Missions International (NMI) of the Church of the Nazarene.
The purpose of this organization shall be to mobilize the Church of the Nazarene in missions through 1) praying, 2) giving, 3) educating, and 4) engaging children and youth.
Section 1. Local
The local Nazarene Missions International (NMI) shall be an organization of the local church and shall work cooperatively with the pastor and church board through the local NMI council.
Section 2. District
The leaders constituting the district NMI council shall work cooperatively with the district superintendent, district advisory board, and other district-related leaders.
All local NMI organizations within the boundaries of a district shall constitute the district NMI.
Section 3. Global
The leaders constituting the Global NMI Council shall work cooperatively with the Global Mission Office, the Global Mission Committee of the General Board, and the general superintendent in jurisdiction.
All district and local NMI organizations shall constitute the Global NMI.
Section 1. Members
Any person who is a member of the Church of the Nazarene and supports the Nazarene Missions International (NMI) purpose may be a member of NMI in that local church.
Voting and holding office shall be limited to members who are 15 years of age or older, except in children’s and youth groups.
Unless otherwise stated in this constitution, reference to “members” means NMI members who are members of the church.
Section 2. Associate Members
Any person who is not a member of the Church of the Nazarene and supports the NMI purpose may be an associate member of NMI.
Section 1. Raised by Local Churches
- World Evangelism Fund
- All funds raised for the World Evangelism Fund (WEF) shall be sent to the general treasurer.
- World Evangelism Fund is based on the following formula: every church shall contribute 5.5 percent of their income.
- Churches may solicit WEF funds through various means, such as Faith Promise, Easter and Thanksgiving Offerings, regular WEF offerings, Prayer and Fasting offerings.
- Approved Mission Specials
- Opportunity shall be given to contribute to Approved Mission Specials over and above WEF giving.
- Additional Approved Mission Specials may be approved and authorized by appropriate personnel at Nazarene Global Ministry Center.
- The Global NMI Council shall authorize all Approved Mission Specials that are promoted and raised through NMI from the global level.
- Funds Exclusive
No part of the World Evangelism Fund and Approved Mission Specials raised by the local or district church shall be used for any local or district purpose or causes other than Nazarene missions.
- Local Expenses
The local church board shall ensure a suitable budget for the operation of NMI in the local church, including consideration of reimbursement of expenses for the local leadership.
Section 2. Raised by the Districts
The District Finance Committee shall ensure that a suitable budget exists for the operation of NMI on the district, including consideration of reimbursement of expenses for the district leadership.
Section 3. Remuneration
The ministry of NMI shall be a love service to the church. No salaries shall be paid to leaders elected at any level—local, district, global, with the exception of the global director, who is employed by the Church of the Nazarene, Inc.
Adequate remuneration shall be provided for the expenses of council members at all levels—local, district, and global.
The Global NMI Council shall establish additional policies and procedures for NMI to be contained in the NMI Handbook along with the NMI Constitution.
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, when not in conflict with applicable law, the Articles of Incorporation of the Church of the Nazarene, the NMI Constitution, and any other rules of order that NMI may adopt, shall govern the organization.
The NMI Constitution may be amended by two-thirds vote of members present and voting at a Global Convention of Nazarene Missions International.