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  • MGBC By-Laws, July 18, 2018, page 1

    Myrtle Grove Baptist Church

    By-Laws

    Revision July 18, 2018

  • MGBC By-Laws, July 18, 2018, page 2

    Contents Article I: Membership ................................................................................................................................ 5

    Section 1: General ……..……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5

    Section 2: Candidacy …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………5

    Section 3: Responsibilities of Members …………………………………………………………………………………….6

    Section 4: Privileges of Membership …………………………………………………………………………………………6

    Section 5: Duties of Members ……………………………………………………………………………………………………7

    Section 5: Discipline ..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………7

    Section 8: Termination of Membership ……………………………………………………………………………………..7

    Section 6: Watchcare Ministry ………………………………………………………………………………………………….8

    Article II: Organization .................................................................................................................................. 8

    Section 1: Officers………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………8

    Section 2: The Senior Pastor ………………………………………………………………………………………………………8

    Section 3: Staff Members.……………………………………………………………………...…………………..……………10

    Section 4: Terms of Office ……………………………………………………………………………………………….………10

    Section 5: Deacons and Yokefellows…………………………………………………………………………………………10

    Section 6: Church Clerk ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………12

    Section 7: Church Treasurer …………………………………………………………………………………………………….12

    Section 8: Associate Treasurer …………………………………………………………………………………………………13

    Section 9: Other Church Office………………………………………………………………………………………………..13

    Section 10: Church Leadership Team…………………………………………………………………………….…………13

    Section 11: Church Committees ………………………………………………………………………………………………14

    General ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….14

    Standing Committees ………………………………………………………………………………………………….14

    Ad Hoc Committees …………………………………………………………………………………………………….15

    Special Committees ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..15

  • MGBC By-Laws, July 18, 2018, page 3

    ARTICLE III: Meetings .................................................................................................................................. 15

    Section 1: The Lord's Day ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..15

    Section 2: Bible Study/Prayer Service ………………………………………………………………………………………15

    Section 3: Monthly Business Meeting ……………………………………………………………………………………..15

    Section 4: Special Business Meetings ………………………………………………………………………………………16

    Section 5: Parliamentary Rules ………………………………………………………………………………………………..16

    Section 6: Quorums …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………16

    Article IV: Ordinances................................................................................................................................. 16

    Section 1: The Lord's Supper ……………………………………………………………………………………………………16

    Section 2: Baptism …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..16

    Article V: Educational Ministries ........................................................................................................ 177

    Section 1: Purpose …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..17

    Section 2: Participation ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………17

    Section 3: Educational Leadership …………………………………………………………………………………………..17

    Section 4: Statement of Faith Agreement ………………………………………………………………………………..17

    Section 5: Teaching……………………………………………………………………………….…………………………………17

    Section 5: Procedures for Approving Teachers ……………………………………………………………………..…18

    Article VI: Licensing and Ordination……………………………………………………………………………………………………..18

    Section 1: Licensing …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………18

    Section 2: Ordination Qualifications …………………………………………………………………………..……………19

    Section 3: Ordination Procedures ……………………………………………………………………………………………19

    Section 4: Revocation of Ordination ………………………………………………………………………………………..20

    ARTICLE VII – Indemnification ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….20

    Section 1: Actions Subject to Indemnification ………………………………………………………………………….21

    Section 2: Timing of Indemnification ……………………………………………………………………………………….21

    Section 3: Extent of Indemnification ……………………………………………………………………………………….22

    Section 4: Insurance ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..22

  • MGBC By-Laws, July 18, 2018, page 4

    ARTICLE VIII: Binding Arbitration ............................................................................................................... 22

    Section 1: Submission to Arbitration ………………………………………………………………………………………..22

    Section 2: Notice of Arbitration ……………………………………………………………………………………………….23

    Section 3: Limitations of Decisions ………………………………………………………………………………………….23

    Section 4: Arbitration Procedures …………………………………………………………………………………………..23

    Article IX: Conflict of Interest ..................................................................................................................... 23

    ARTICLE X: GENERAL STATEMENTS ............................................................................................................ 24

    Section 1: The Will of The Church ……………………………………………………………………………………………24

    Section 2: Budget and Finance ………………………………………………………………………………………………..24

    Section 3: The Church Year ……………………………………………………………………

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