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Church Business Meetings

A Missouri court ruled that a church's board of directors was not properly elected in accordance with the state nonprofit corporation law, and therefore had to be removed.

Key point 6-12.1. 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 point 6-12.5. Some courts will supervise church elections to ensure compliance with the procedural requirements specified in the church's governing documents, if they can do so without inquiring into religious doctrine or polity.

Church Business Meetings

* A Missouri court ruled that a church's board of directors was not properly elected in accordance with the state nonprofit corporation law, and therefore had to be removed. A church was governed by a group of lay leaders for many years. Another group in the church conducted a membership meeting at which the prior leadership was removed and a new board of directors was elected. The ousted leaders ...

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  • July 1, 2005

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