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Top 10 Documents for Church Treasurers Member access only

What you don't know can hurt you
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Q&A: Church Bylaws Member access only

What problems could we create by amending them?
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Church Members Sue for Breach of Fiduciary Duties Member access only

Court rules that the First Amendment bars it from resolving the complaint.
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Incorporated Arbitration Clauses Member access only

Have an attorney review any arbitration policy to ensure its enforceability.
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Recent Developments in Florida Regarding Clergy Removal Member access only

A Florida court ruled that a church board properly removed a pastor without a congregational vote.
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Recent Developments in Georgia Regarding Clergy Removal Member access only

A Georgia court ruled that the first amendment guaranty of religious freedom prevented it from resolving a lawsuit brought by a minister challenging the legality of his removal by his church.
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Recent Developments in Missouri Regarding Officers, Directors, and Trustees Member access only

A Missouri court ruled that it was prevented by the first amendment guaranty of religious freedom from resolving a lawsuit brought by ousted church officers challenging the legal validity of their removal.
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Recent Developments in Iowa Regarding Constitutions, Bylaws, and Charters Member access only

The Iowa Supreme Court suggested that it was barred by the first amendment guaranty of religious freedom from resolving a dispute involving the interpretation of church bylaws, but it refused to dismiss the case on procedural ground.
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Recent Developments in the District of Columbia Regarding Church Business Meetings Member access only

A District of Columbia court of appeals ruled that the first amendment prevented it from resolving a lawsuit by a purported church member who claimed that the election of a pastor at a church business meeting was invalid because it was in violation of procedural requirements mandated by the District of Columbia nonprofit corporations law.
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Recent Developments in Texas Regarding Clergy Removal Member access only

A Texas court ruled that it lacked the authority to intervene in a local church dispute involving the retention of a pastor.
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Officers, Directors and Trustees Member access only

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Follow Procedural Requirements for Church Business Meetings Member access only

Follow your church's bylaws and state law to ensure the validity of your membership meetings.
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Court Intervention in Church Legal Disputes Member access only

Courts will not resolve disputes that involve church doctrine.
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Court Intervention in Church Legal Disputes Member access only

If religious doctrine is involved, courts typically won't intervene in governance disputes.
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Use of Discretionary Funds for Personal Purposes Member access only

Misuse of church funds can lead to legal problems.
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Invalid Church Business Meetings Member access only

Pastor tries to sue church for violating bylaws.
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Recent Developments in Maryland Regarding Church Elections Member access only

A Maryland court ruled that a church dispute over an election did not have to be arbitrated but could be resolved by a civil court.
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Recent Developments in Ohio Regarding Clergy Selection Member access only

An Ohio court ruled that it could invalidate a church's election of a pastor if the election violated the church's bylaws and if it could resolve the dispute without any inquiry into religious doctrine.
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Recent Developments in Ohio Regarding Church Business Meetings Member access only

An Ohio court ruled that the members of a nonprofit corporation could not vote by proxy at a special business meeting since proxy voting was not authorized in the corporation's articles of incorporation or bylaws.
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Robert's Rules of Order Member access only

Your church's guide to the latest updates.
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