Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship Organizational Bylaws

Article I (Name and Affiliation)

Section 1:
The organization shall be known as the Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship (NMF).

Section 2:
The Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship shall function under Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI) of the Church of the Nazarene.

Article II (Purpose)

Section 1:
The purpose of the Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship is to provide a clearinghouse for information pertaining to organizing, developing, and growing motorcycle ministries in local Nazarene churches. The intent of the Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship is to reach motorcycle riders and their families through lifestyle evangelism and discipleship.

Article III (Organization)

Section 1:
Nazarene Discipleship International (NDI) shall serve as the official denominational clearinghouse for both information and resources related to the Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship.

Section 2:
Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship Advisory Council:

  1. Consists of no fewer than six and nor more than twelve (12) elected members (spouses shall be included as voting, ex-officio members) and one (1) ex-officio voting member, so designated by NDI
  2. Elects a chairperson from the twelve (12) elected members
  3. Elected Council members shall be members in good standing of a local Nazarene congregation and actively involved in a motorcycle ministry
  4. Serves for a period of four (4) years
  5. Members serve as unpaid volunteers
  6. Meets regularly to determine focus, initiatives, special projects, and the calendar for Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship
  7. Vacancies in the Advisory Council shall be filled by a vote of the majority remaining members

Article IV (Affiliation)

Section 1:
The intent and purpose of Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship is to network, support, encourage, and facilitate ministry to all affiliates. Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship will not serve as a regulatory or governing body.

Section 2:
Nazarene Motorcycle Fellowship is a voluntary association within the Church of the Nazarene for all who enjoy motorcycles and desire to use this common enjoyment as a bridge to spiritual birth and growth.

Section 3:
Affiliation allows both for networking with those who share a passion for scriptural holiness and the making of Christlike disciples.

Article V (Amendments)

Section 1:
These By-Laws may be altered, amended, repealed, or added to by an affirmative vote of not less than 75 percent of the Council.

Preamble

A twelve-member panel shall serve as the Organizational Steering Committee in the interim until the 28th General Assembly. After that, Article III, Section 2 will be enacted.