Asked, Answered: The Importance of Governing Documents

Matt Branaugh reminds church leaders what they need to be looking for when it comes to church governing documents.

Does your church have governing documents? If you’re a pastor, do you know where those documents are located?

It’s a question every pastor and church leader should ask, and it’s the topic of this Asked, Answered from Church Law & Tax’s Matt Branaugh.

The topic bubbled to the surface recently in the ongoing controversy at Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, where the absence of governing documents such as a corporate charter, constitution, or bylaws has complicated things for the 132-year-old church that is part of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Church Law & Tax members enjoy plenty of access to resources on this topic, including:

For Basic and Advantage Members: Richard Hammar explains the basics of church bylaws.

Meanwhile, Advantage Members get 20 percent off Hammar’s Church Governance – What Leaders Must Know to Conduct Legally Sound Church Business when purchased through the Church Law & Tax Store.

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