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Mastering Minutes for Church Business Meetings

Why this task can't continue to be an afterthought for leaders.

Mastering Minutes for Church Business Meetings
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Meeting minutes preserve actions taken during a church meeting for future reference. However, in many churches, the duty to record the minutes becomes the responsibility of an individual with little or no training in recording meeting minutes.

This often means the minutes will be insufficient, or worse, damaging to the church. A worst-case scenario exists where meeting minutes are not kept, therefore jeopardizing the ability of a church to document and demonstrate its actions.

Anyone with a role that involves capturing minutes from a church business or committee meeting should receive basic information on how to record and preserve meeting minutes.

The overall goal is to create a self-contained document to provide evidence of actions taken at a properly publicized, called, and run meeting. Minutes should show the meeting was properly called and noticed, that a quorum existed at the meeting, ...

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  • August 20, 2013

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