Registration fees for messengers, delegates, persons, local Churches, District Associations and State Conventions will be assessed at three annual sessions where the convention convenes. Messengers, delegates, persons, local Churches, District Associations and State Conventions are encouraged to register at each session to remain in good standing and to receive all privileges granted to those who comply with the financial arrangements.
The National Baptist Laymens Movement Discipleship program shall be composed of representatives of Churches, District Associations and State Conventions officially recognized by the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.
The National Baptist Laymens Movement is primarily a fellowship and is governed by the Parent body and those appointed in leadership positions; therefore, discipleship assessments does not give the individual member or group of individual members equity or special rights. Contributions made to the Laymens auxiliary are designed to meet the expenses of the auxiliary and assist in its work in general and cannot be construed as an investment in the auxiliary.
The questions of rights and privileges of the discipleship program are settled only by the Executive Committee. No member or group of members of the auxiliary shall have the right to use the Civil Courts to settle matters regarding discipleship rights and auxiliary procedures. In these matters, the Convention is the Supreme Court from which there is no appeal. The majority vote of eligible persons present and voting is therefore binding on the individual and auxiliary.