General Assembly continues to serve as the "supreme doctrine-formulating, lawmaking, and elective authority of the Church of the Nazarene" (Manual, 300). The General Assembly and auxiliary conventions (Nazarene Missions International, Nazarene Youth International, and Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International) convene every four years, bringing together Nazarenes from around the globe.
Components of this quadrennial gathering are various, including: legislative meetings (election of general church leadership and consideration of and voting on resolutions), worship services, exhibits, workshops, service projects, and fellowship. While voting is restricted to officially-elected delegates, participation in the events of the General Assembly and Conventions is open to everyone.
The next General Assembly and Conventions will be held in 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Conventions will meet June 21-23 with General Assembly committee work and causes starting on June 24.