Every four years, Nazarenes from around the world gather for the General Assembly and Conventions of the Church of the Nazarene. They come together to represent their home churches and districts and to participate as members of this global expression of the kingdom of God. Included in these gatherings are powerful corporate worship services, inspiring messages from the Board of General Superintendents, relevant and meaningful workshops, and plenty of opportunities for fellowship, reconnecting, and making new friends.
Additionally, the General Assembly constitutes the “supreme doctrine-formulating, lawmaking, and elective authority of the Church of the Nazarene” (Manual, 300) and thus serves as a venue for electing denominational leaders making important decisions that impact future generations of the church. The General Conventions of Nazarene Missions International (NMI), Nazarene Youth International (NYI), Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI), and the Global Nazarene Education Consortium are held in the days leading up to General Assembly. While voting is restricted to only those officially elected delegates, participation in the events of the General Assembly and Conventions is open to the general public.