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Need Bylaws for comparisons

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by John Toppass, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. John Toppass

    John Toppass Active Member
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    Aug 12, 2008
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    We are in the process of starting a new church and are looking at bylaws of other Baptist Churches for wording and setup ideas.

    The Church will have a Pastor-Elder board to run the business of the Church.
    Deacons will still be used but as a servicing group and not as an authoritative group
    For those who are not called or cannot qualify as deacons we will have Ministry team members.
    All committees will be ad hoc so that when their specific task is done then the committee is dissolved. ( no standing committees)

    Anyone who may have bylaws that we may look at to help us expedite our work could send me a link or email.

    Keeping us in your prayers will help immensely as well
  2. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member
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    Aug 21, 2006
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    Here is a elder-run Reformed Baptist church constitution:


    The name of this fellowship of believers is New Covenant Bible Fellowship and is a NEW COVENANT REFORMED BAPTIST CHURCH.

    The purpose of New Covenant Bible Fellowship is to build up the believer in the Faith so that he will be able to function as a believer/priest in the body of Christ, and as an ambassador for the King of Kings to the world.

    1. The Fellowship shall be guided in all matters by the Elders.
    2. The Elders shall have the final say in all matters pertaining to the Fellowship.
    3. Elders shall be chosen by the then existing Elders.
    4. The term of an Elder is for life, unless he removes himself or is removed by his fellow Elders.
    5. An Elder may be removed by a majority decision of the existing Elders.
    6. The Deacon is an Elders’ helper.
    7. Deacons shall be appointed by the Elders as the Elders deem necessary.
    8. Deacons shall serve for as long as the Elders deem necessary.

    1. New Covenant Bible Fellowship has no formal membership.
    2. One is viewed by the Elders as being an informal member when he has fulfilled the following
    A. He attends New Covenant Bible Fellowship.
    B. He seems to have a genuine profession of faith.
    C. He gives evidence of desiring to be a part of the life of the Fellowship.
    D. He calls New Covenant Bible Fellowship his church home.
    3. One will not be asked to be involved in the ministry of the Fellowship if he has not fulfilled the informal membership requirements.

    New Covenant Bible Fellowship recognizes its need to exercise Biblical discipline to bring professed believers caught in sin to repentance and restoration, and to protect the purity of the Fellowship. This discipline will be administered according to the guidelines of the Word of God.
    Matthew 18:15-17, 1 Corinthians 5:1-13, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15, Titus 3:9-11

    The constitution may by amended by the decision of the Elders.