Part 5 of 5
A quick guide to conducting church business virtually.
Part 4 of 5
How to properly document the official actions taken at a meeting.
Part 3 of 5
Four primary methods of voting that members and leaders should understand.
Part 2 of 5
Four questions to help ensure your motions follow proper parliamentary procedure.
Part 1 of 5
How to structure effective, legally sound meetings—and set their agendas.
Leaders should note these changes before their next official church business meeting.
Online or in-person, understand what churches need to know to conduct legally sound meetings.
How adopting these provisions allows for legally sound virtual meetings.
Other options for connecting and what to do if you continue using this popular online meeting tool.
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Answering this crucial question can help legally validate decisions made during the coronavirus outbreak—and beyond.
How church leaders can ensure their decisions are valid if an in-person meeting isn’t possible.
What church leaders should know about First Amendment rights, liability, and more.
Ideas, insights, and advice on how to proceed as you shift more ministry online.
15 Things Richard Hammar Wants Pastors to Know
Learn the basics of running church meetings.
Four reasons to take thorough, accurate minutes at your meetings.
And how to find which ones don't need to be presented.
The secret to making meetings brief and efficient.
Planning a productive (and short) meeting in which everyone gets a voice.
A pastor shares guidelines to help.
What to do if phone and Internet tools are used for off-site participants.