Upon the recommendation of the Board of General Superintendents, a national board may be created when such an entity is necessary to facilitate the mission and strategy of the church in that nation. A national board shall have such authority as shall be extended to it by the regional director and Phase 3 District Advisory Board(s) of the nation, if any, and in consultation with the general superintendent(s) in jurisdiction for the region, and the districts of that nation, to act on behalf of the church in fulfillment of the regional strategy. It may, when deemed necessary by the regional director, in consultation with the general superintendent in jurisdiction for the region, be the registered lawful authority of the Church of the Nazarene in that nation. When deemed no longer necessary for mission fulfillment or legal requirement, a national board may be dissolved by the Board of General Superintendents.
The membership and structure of each national board shall be in the manner approved by the Board of General Superintendents.
A copy of the articles of organization or incorporation of such board shall be filed immediately with the general secretary. These articles shall be kept current by filing any changes with the general secretary. Business transacted by the national board in regard to facilitation of mission and strategy of the Church shall be conducted in consultation with the regional director. The minutes of the annual and special meetings of the national board shall be examined by the Regional Advisory Council, before they are submitted to the general secretary for review and comment as appropriate by the General Board. (33.5)