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To have by-laws or not?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by Salty, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Salty

    Salty 20,000 Posts Club
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    From another thread:
    What is the reason for no by-laws?
     
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    Wouldn't a church jave a Constitution or by laws, to formally define what voting policies are, who membership are, what they do regards paying staff etc?
     
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    A constitution provides the macro view of why a church gathers, bylaws provide the micro view of how they gather.
     
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    It is not wise.
     
  5. Yeshua1

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    Wouldn't a church need to put down on paper how to replace/hire pastors, pay staff, how to pass Budgets , how to excommunicate etc?
     
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    Also the membership needs to be defined. Failure to do so can create huge issues.
     
  7. Salty

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    My thoughts exactaly!
    Amazing how great minds think alike!:1_grouphug:
     
  8. Yeshua1

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    good point!

    Must one be water baptised first, must one attend a given lenght of time, must one take a membership class can they teach etc?

    needs to be defined!
     
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