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Bylaws Pages 5-6

Elders shall urge the Member by personal contact, if possible, and in writing to renew fellowship with the Church by resuming attendance, specifying a reasonable period of time for the Member to do so.  Should they fail to do so, this shall be taken as the Member�s intention to terminate Membership and their name shall be removed from the roll.

 

2.   In the latter two cases for termination of Membership, the Board of Elders shall consider the situation and come to a decision which shall be final.  An ejected Member may be re-admitted only upon showing satisfactory evidence of genuine repentance and amendment of life

 

 

 

ARTICLE IV ORDINANCES

 

Baptism and the Lord's Supper are recognized as the two ordinances of the church.

 

Believer�s Baptism by immersion is taught and practiced as the scriptural mode. The pastors or other elders shall oversee baptism. They shall provide the instruction about baptism and shall administer Baptisms themselves or choose other spiritually respected people to do these ministries.

 

The Lord�s Supper is administered regularly. The pastors or other elders shall oversee Communion. They shall provide the instruction about Communion and shall administer the Communion themselves or choose other spiritually respected people to do these ministries.

 

ARTICLE V  GOVERNMENT

 

There shall be an annual meeting of the members of this church to be held at a time specified in the Bylaws at which time the members shall receive reports of departments including audited reports of the treasurers, and shall elect church officers, other members of the governance authority as specified in the local church Bylaws, elders, deacons and, where required, trustees. The governance authority as specified in the local church Bylaws shall conduct the affairs of the church between annual meetings and shall be amenable to the membership and the district superintendent as constitutionally defined. Other meetings of the members may be called by proper notice to the membership as specified in the Bylaws. On general church matters in which no legal questions are involved, it is understood that all members in good and regular standing who have reached the age of sixteen [16] years are entitled to vote, but in matters involving titles of property or legal procedure the laws of the state determine the age at which members are eligible to vote.

 

Bylaw Article V - Government

 

A.      ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS.

 

  1. The annual budget and election congregational meeting shall be held on the first Sunday of December of each year. The Board of Elders shall determine the actual time and location. The Board of Elders also shall have the authority to change this in a given year when necessary.

 

a)      Those to be elected shall be the Board of Elders, Financial Board, Deacons, Deaconesses, Auditing Committee, Nominating Committee and alternate. All other ministry positions shall be determined and appointed by the Board of Elders at their first meeting following the annual congregational meeting. This authorization does not apply to other positions that may become necessary and require election by constitutional authority.

 

b)      Nominees for the office of Elder, Deacon and Deaconess must receive an affirmative vote from at least two-thirds of the members present to be elected.  Other offices are elected by a simple majority of those present. 

 

c)      Those elected shall begin there terms of office on the first day of January.

 

1.      The annual meeting is to be held the 2nd Sunday of February of each year.  The Board of Elders shall determine the actual time and location. The Board of Elders also shall have the authority to change this in a given year when necessary.

 

2.       Annual reports are to be submitted by the pastors, chairman of the Board of Elders, Financial Board secretary, Deacon Chairman, Deaconess Chairwoman,  Treasurer, Audit Committee Chair, and others deemed necessary by the Board of Elders. The Board of Elders shall also determine the method of reporting.

 

 

B.       SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGS. When determined appropriate by the Board of Elders, special congregational meetings may be called. Notice of it shall be posted for two consecutive weeks prior to the date of the meeting.

 

C.      AUTHORITY. Roberts Rules of Order shall govern all matters of church business.

 

D.      QUORUM. A quorum of any properly-called congregational business meeting shall consist of those members who are present.

 

 

 

 

ARTICLE VI THE CHURCH GOVERNANCE AUTHORITY

 

Each local church shall structure its governance authority in accordance with the governing documents of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the definition of elder authority, the Bylaws of the district, and the laws of the state in which the church is located. The members of
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