Each year some neighbouring classes shall send delegates to meet in a regional synod. If there are two classes, each classis shall delegate four ministers and four elders. If there are three classes, the number shall be three ministers and three elders. If there are four or more classes, the number shall be two ministers and two elders. If it appears necessary to convene a regional synod before the appointed time, the convening church shall determine the time and place with the advice of classis. The last regional synod before the general synod shall choose delegates to that general synod.