Preparation is key in holding an effective church meeting.
Holding an effective church meeting includes knowing who should be keeping minutes and how they should be kept.
Holding an effective church meeting includes understanding the four basic types of votes, and knowing which one is best.
Knowing how to make—and manage—a motion is a crucial aspect of a successful church business meeting.
Parliamentarian Sarah E. Merkle partners with Church Law & Tax to show church leaders how to hold an effective church meeting.
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A quick guide to conducting church business virtually.
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How to properly document the official actions taken at a meeting.
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Four primary methods of voting that members and leaders should understand.
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Four questions to help ensure your motions follow proper parliamentary procedure.
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How to structure effective, legally sound meetings—and set their agendas.
Subtly shifting who has authority to make key decisions in your church may make sense—but may also erode congregational trust.
Attorneys Richard Hammar and Sarah E. Merkle discuss best practices for implementing and following parliamentary procedures.
Leaders should note these changes before their next official church business meeting.
From consideration to final steps, let the experts guide you each step of the way.
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A primer on how to do it right.
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Moving through the final stages of merging churches—and other options if a merger is not right for you.
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Picking the right leaders to decide vision, name, location, staffing—and more.
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Be sure you collect all the needed paperwork to keep the process moving forward.
From worship services to children's programs and business meetings, a sound policy ensures legal compliance.
How adopting these provisions allows for legally sound virtual meetings.