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Officers, Directors, and Trustees

A South Carolina court ruled that church trustees had been properly removed at a membership meeting.

Key pointChurch Officers, Directors, and Trustees Church officers and directors can be removed from office in the manner authorized by the church's governing documents. It is common for church bylaws to give the membership the authority to remove officers and directors who engage in specified misconduct or change their doctrinal position.
Key pointChurch Business Meetings Church membership meetings must be conducted in accordance with the procedural requirements ordinarily specified in the church's governing documents. The most common requirements pertain to notice, quorum, and voting.
Key pointChurch Business Meetings Most courts refuse to intervene in church disputes concerning the validity of a membership meeting that was not conducted in accordance with the procedural requirements specified in the church's governing documents. However, some courts are willing to intervene in such ...

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  • July 2, 2001

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