Constitution & Bylaws
Summary of Changes
We recently made some necessary revisions to our Constitution & Bylaws. A summary of those changes are as follows:
- Article V, Section I – added sentence clarifying authority for acceptance and dismissal from church membership..
- Article V, Section IV – added new section regarding resignation of membership.
- Article VI – Removed language defining FCC’s affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention.
- Article VII, Section I – changed corporate officer titles to match titles in state filing.
Please review the specific changes by clicking on each of the boxes below, then complete and submit the acknowledgement form at the bottom of this page. You may also download and review the revised Consitution & Bylaws in their entirety.
Article V, Section I - Purpose and Definition of Church Membership
Active church membership shall be open to all persons who confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and who have been baptized by immersion. Faith Community Church, not any individual member, retains authority to accept and dismiss individuals from church membership. An explanation of the process is defined in Section III of this Article. Church members shall not receive any proprietary or voting rights of the Corporation, except on those matters which the Board chooses to submit to the members for affirmation.
Article V, Section IV - Resignation of Membership
Members may resign their membership by giving the Board of Elders a minimum of sixty (60) days written notice. The church shall have authority to refuse a Member’s voluntary resignation or transfer of membership to another church, either for the purpose of proceeding with a process of church discipline, or for any other reason the church deems necessary or prudent.
Article VII, Section I - Officers
The officers of the Corporation shall be a Chief Executive Officer, a Chief Financial Officer, and a Secretary. The Corporation may also have, at the discretion of the board, other officers as may be appointed in accordance with the provisions of Section III of this Article.
As members of Faith Community Church, we are all obligated to familiarize ourselves with these governing documents and acknowledge our acceptance of them. Please complete this form below no later than April 30, 2022. If you have any questions about these changes, please e-mail the elders at firstname.lastname@example.org.