Jump directly to the Content

Officers, Directors, and Trustees - Part 1

A Georgia court ruled that a church's entire board had properly been dismissed by the church members at a duly called special business meeting.

Key point 6-06.4. 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 point 6-09.2. Church members have such legal authority as is vested in them by their church's governing documents, and in some cases by state nonprofit corporation law.
Church Officers, Directors, and Trustees
Church Members

* A Georgia court ruled that a church's entire board had properly been dismissed by the church members at a duly called special business meeting. A church's original articles of incorporation named an initial board of directors, and specified that the affairs of the corporation would be managed by the board of directors. A few years later church members ...

Join now to access this member-only content

Become a Member

Already a member? for full access.

Related Topics:
Posted:
  • July 1, 2005

Related ResourcesVisit Store

Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards
Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards
Covers selection and screening, dispute resolution, terminations, discrimination, and minimum wage.
50-State Public Accommodations Laws Report
50-State Public Accommodations Laws Report
How statutes and court decisions across the country do - or don't affect churches
Church Board Guide to Developing a Risk Management Strategy
Church Board Guide to Developing a Risk Management Strategy
Learn how to develop and implement a risk management strategy in your church.
Your Complete Guide to Virtual Church Meetings
Your Complete Guide to Virtual Church Meetings
A toolkit for legal and compliant business meetings