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"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation" (Mark 16:15).

"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).

"All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).

Section 1: General Statement

There shall be an annual business meeting of the church for the hearing of reports, the confirmation of officers, and the transaction of such other business as may be brought before the meeting. Special business meetings may be called at other times at the discretion of the elders.

Section 2: Notice of the Meetings

Paragraph A

Notice of all the congregational meetings shall be given at regular worship services. A minimum of seven days notice shall be given for any meeting at which official church business is to be conducted. However, in the case of an emergency, a meeting may be called on shorter notice by notifying each regular member by mail or telephone of the date, time, place, and purpose of the meeting.

Paragraph B

Meetings for the hearing of special reports or for seeking counsel of the congregation may be called on shorter notice, but no vote may be taken or other business transacted at such meetings.

Section 3: Quorum

The regular members present at any properly convened congregational meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Section 4: Chairmanship

As a general rule, the chairman of the board of elders shall preside at business meetings. In the case of his absence or inability to serve, the elders shall appoint another member of the church to preside, whether from among the elders, deacons, or congregation.

Section 5: Secretary

The secretary (an individual appointed by the chairman of the board of deacons) shall record the minutes of each congregational business meeting as well as keep record of the membership and attendance at such meetings.

Section 6: Voting

Paragraph A

All regular members who have reached the age of eighteen years of age and are in good standing in the church may vote on any question properly brought before the congregation.

Paragraph B

Unanimity of heart and mind under God shall at all times be sought and prayed for (Acts 6:5), but when unanimity is not realized, not less than a two thirds majority of the members present and voting shall be required to make any resolution valid. In some cases, as specified in this Constitution a three fourths majority shall be required.

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