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Religious Corporations (RCO) CHAPTER 51, ARTICLE 14
§ 275. Government. The district superintendent of the district to
which any incorporated church of the Nazarene belongs, and his successor
in office, shall be by virtue of his office, a trustee of said church;
and the laymen, members of such church who signed said certificate of
incorporation shall together constitute the first board of trustees
thereof. The term of office of the laymen trustees of the incorporated
church of the Nazarene, shall be one year; the number of laymen trustees
shall be three, six or nine. Whenever the office of any such laymen
trustees shall become vacant by expiration of term of office or
otherwise, his successor shall be elected by a majority vote of the duly
qualified members of said church. No act or proceedings of the trustees
of any incorporated church shall be valid, without the sanction of the
district superintendent of the district to which such church belongs, or
in case of his absence or inability to act, without the sanction of one
of the general superintendents of the church of the Nazarene of the
United States.