Article II. Membership
Section 1. Qualification of Messengers/Members. The members of the Convention are the messengers/members from Southern Baptist churches supporting the cooperative program and cooperating with the Convention, which follow New Testament principles, and who support the purpose of the Convention.
Section 2. Number of Messengers/Members. Each church shall be entitled to three messengers, with an additional messenger/member for every 50 members or major portion thereof above 100 members, provided that no church shall be entitled to more than 15 messengers/members.
Section 3. Voting Rights. Each messenger/member shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote.
Section 4. Term of Membership. Each term of membership shall be from the opening until the adjournment of the Annual or Special Session for which the messengers/members were elected.
Section 5. Transfer of Membership. A member may not transfer or assign his or her membership, nor grant a proxy, to another person.