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Frequently Asked Questions

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The 2023 (30th) General Assembly & Conventions is being held at the Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 46225.

  • The event will begin on Friday, 9 June 2023 and end on Friday, 16 June 2023
    • The Conventions for Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI), Nazarene Missions International (NMI), and Nazarene Youth International (NYI) will begin on 9 June 2023 and end on 12 June 2023
  • The Global Nazarene Education Consortium (GNEC) Conference will begin on 7 June 2023 and end on 9 June 2023
  • The General Assembly business begins Saturday, 10 June 2023 and ends Friday, 16 June 2023
  • The organizational meeting of the newly elected General Board will be held on Friday, 16 June 2023

The General Assembly and Conventions traditionally convenes every four years, bringing together Nazarenes from around the world. Various components of this quadrennial gathering include legislative sessions (election of general church leadership and ratification of resolutions), worship services, exhibits, workshops, service projects, and fellowship. 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.

Delegates and visitors will also interact through multiple equipping workshops and will enjoy perusing the Exhibit Hall. Event participants will gather nightly for times of corporate worship, music, and inspiration.

The General Assembly delegates serve as the “supreme doctrine-formulating, lawmaking, and elective authority of the Church of the Nazarene” (Manual 300). These delegates, evenly distributed between clergy and lay persons, will elect denominational leaders for the next four years. Additionally, they will enact strategic legislation designed to further the denomination’s priorities through compassionate ministries, education, and congregational development.

Services will be held Saturday through Tuesday, as noted below.

Day/Date/Time/Speaker
Saturday, 10 June, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Eugénio R. Duarte
Sunday, 11 June, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., David W. Graves
Sunday, 11 June, 6:30-8:00 p.m., David A. Busic
Monday, 12 June, 10:30 a.m., Quadrennial Address, Carla D. Sunberg
Monday, 12 June, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Gustavo Crocker
Tuesday, 13 June, 6:30-8:00 p.m., Filimão M. Chambo

All times are Eastern Daylight Time. For the official time in Indianapolis, click here.

Yes. The General Assembly & Conventions is open to everyone but in the interest of safety and security, admission is limited to registered participants wearing an official name badge. Visitor registration is free, and will open in July.

Yes. Registration for all attendees is necessary. Name badges are necessary to create a safe environment for you and your children. Registration is free, and will open in July.

No. The hotels blocked for delegates and visitors are within walking distance of the convention center.

All interested exhibitors will be asked to complete a Commercial Exhibitor Application to be considered for participation in the General Assembly & Conventions exhibit hall. Applications will be available Summer 2022. To be added to the list of potential exhibitors, please send an email with contact information to generalassembly@nazarene.org.

General Assembly Arrangements Office:
Email: generalassembly@nazarene.org
Arrangements Office: 913-577-0600