The general synod shall ordinarily meet annually. To this synod an equal number of elders and ministers out of every classis shall be delegated as determined by synod. If it becomes necessary in the opinion of at least two classes to call a special meeting of synod, the local church designated for this purpose shall determine time and place.
(Revision of Article 50: Synod of 2000, Art. 28, H.) (Cf. Rules for Synodical Procedure, p. 79.)