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Governance

Administration, denominations, boards, polity, mandatory policies

Q&A: When Board Members Resign

Q&A: When Board Members Resign Member access only

What should we do when board members want to resign before their term is over?
Board Monitoring of Church Finances: What to Do—and When

Board Monitoring of Church Finances: What to Do—and When Member access only

A step-by-step guide for meetings.
Q&A: Editing Bylaws

Q&A: Editing Bylaws Member access only

Can we correct grammatical errors without calling a meeting to amend our bylaws?
VirginiaVirginia

Court Can Resolve Church Dispute over the Election of a New Pastor Member access only

Such intervention is allowed if the court does not address religious doctrine or polity.
The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and What You Should Consider Before Changing Your Bylaws, with Guest Mike Cosper

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill and What You Should Consider Before Changing Your Bylaws, with Guest Mike Cosper

Why a shift in church governance can lead to unexpected results.
The Dangers of a Quiet Governance Change

The Dangers of a Quiet Governance Change Member access only

Subtly shifting who has authority to make key decisions in your church may make sense—but may also erode congregational trust.
Why Church Meetings Go Off the Rails

Why Church Meetings Go Off the Rails

An interview with parliamentary procedure expert attorney Sarah Merkle.
MarylandMaryland

Board Possessed Legal Authority to Fire Its Pastor Member access only

State nonprofit corporation law factored heavily in the court's ruling.
17 Changes Relevant to Churches in Newest Robert’s Rules of Order

17 Changes Relevant to Churches in Newest Robert’s Rules of Order Member access only

Leaders should note these changes before their next official church business meeting.
On-Demand Webinar: Should My Church Consider a Merger Right Now?
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On-Demand Webinar: Should My Church Consider a Merger Right Now? Member access only

The critical information church leaders should know if they are thinking about a merger.
Church Mergers: When, Why, and How
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Church Mergers: When, Why, and How

From consideration to final steps, let the experts guide you each step of the way.
Is a Merger the Right Next Step for Your Church?
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Is a Merger the Right Next Step for Your Church? Member access only

A primer on how to do it right.

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