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Pastor, Church & LawMember access only

by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Parliamentary Procedure

§ 6.12.03

Editor's note: This section of Pastor, Church & Law refers to the 11th edition of Robert's Rules ofOrderNewly Revised. The 12th edition of Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revisedcame out in September 2020. Richard Hammar, a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, details changes especially pertinent to churches in “17 Changes Relevant to Churches in Newest Robert’s Rules of Order.” Church leaders should exercise caution and reference the 12th edition before making any changes in procedure.

Key point 6-12.03. Every church should adopt a system of parliamentary procedure to govern membership meetings. While Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, is a commonly used system, it is not the only available system and will not apply unless a church has adopted it in its governing documents.

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