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Bylaws Pages 11-12

Section 3. Deaconesses. Deaconesses shall be members of this church and shall be appointed or elected as specified in the Bylaws. The deaconesses shall have charge of those ministries as specified in the Bylaws. Where there are no deaconesses the governance authority shall assume responsibility for their ministries until such are elected or appointed.

 

Section 4. Trustees. The trustees shall be members of this church and may be appointed or elected as specified in the local church Bylaws. Trustees shall have charge of those ministries and duties as specified in the Bylaws or the laws of the state in which the church is located. Where there are no trustees, the governance authority shall assume responsibility for their ministries and duties until such are elected or appointed.

 

Section 5. Missions Committee. A Missions Committee shall be appointed by the governance authority as specified in the local church Bylaws. The purpose of the Missions Committee is to assist the pastor in administering the year-round missions program, planning and promoting the annual missions conference, recruiting candidates, and promoting the financial and prayer support of the worldwide ministry of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.

 

Section 6. Sunday School. Each church shall have a Sunday school or a comparable disciplemaking ministry. The mission of disciplemaking ministries is to bring people to a saving knowledge of Christ, teach biblical principles emphasizing missions and the centrality of Christ as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer and Coming King, and equip people for evangelism and Christian service.

 

Section 7. Disciplemaking Ministry Council. A Disciplemaking Ministry Council shall be appointed as specified in the local church Bylaws. The Council shall oversee the disciplemaking ministries for children, youth, and adults.

 

Section 8. Alliance Women - in Missions and Prayer. Local church Alliance Women may be established. They shall be organized according to the Alliance Women's Local Constitution as contained in the Manual of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. The mission of Alliance Women is to support and pray for Alliance missionaries and their ministries.

 

Section 9. Alliance Men. Local church Alliance Men may be established. They shall be organized according to the Alliance Men's Local Constitution as contained in the Manual of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. The mission of Alliance Men is to bring men to Christ and engage in ministries that are consistent with the objectives of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.

 

Section 10. Alliance Youth Group. An Alliance Youth Group may be organized according to the Alliance Youth Group Constitution as contained in the Manual of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. The mission of Alliance Youth Group is to bring youth to Christ, build up youth in Christ, and send youth out for Christ.

 

Section 11. Youth Council. A Youth Council may be appointed by the governance authority or Disciplemaking Ministry Council as specified in the church Bylaws and approved by governance authority. The Youth Council shall evaluate, initiate, and coordinate the activities of all youth ministries sponsored by the church. It shall be responsible to the governance authority through the Disciplemaking Ministry Council. If there is no Disciplemaking Ministry Council, it shall report and be directly responsible to the governance authority through the pastor.

 

Bylaw Article X - Committees and Organizations

 

A.     ELDERS:

 

1.   The qualifications for the office of Elder are as follows:

 

a.   He must be a man who has been an active member of this Church for one (1) year.

 

 

b.   He must satisfy God�s requirements as set forth in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.

 

2.   The Board of Elders shall be responsible for the following:

 

a.   Initiating, overseeing, and when necessary, altering or ending  ministries.

 

b.   The exercising of discipline in the Church.

 

c.   Adding members to the Financial Board at the Elders discretion.

 

d.   Adding Members to the Church body by conducting interviews with prospective Members.  Approval for Membership will be by a two-thirds majority of the Elder Board.

 

e.   Initiating any nominations for additional Elders.  After reaching a consensus among themselves, they shall notify the Nominating Committee of any men who will add those nominees to their report for consideration at the Annual Election.

 

3.   An Elder shall serve on the Board of Elders for a term of three (3) years and is then eligible for re-election.  He may be removed from office on the grounds of moral failure, such an accusation must be brought by at least two (2) witnesses (I Timothy 5:19).  In such a situation the Board of Elders shall hear the case.  Further, if the Board of Elders determines that one of its members is failing to minister in the spirit of  I Peter 5:1-4, such as by absence or inactivity, the Board may ask for his resignation.

 

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