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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?
Getting Meetings Right
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Getting Meetings Right

Online or in-person, understand what churches need to know to conduct legally sound meetings.
Adding Emergency Provisions to Your Bylaws

Adding Emergency Provisions to Your Bylaws Member access only

How adopting these provisions allows for legally sound virtual meetings.
Board Member Checklist

Board Member Checklist

Nine questions to help you understand your role and responsibilities.
5 Questions Churches Should Ask Before Holding a Virtual Business Meeting

5 Questions Churches Should Ask Before Holding a Virtual Business Meeting

How church leaders can ensure their decisions are valid if an in-person meeting isn’t possible.

Q&A: Should Policies and Procedures Be Separate Documents? Member access only

A church business manager shares best practices learned through the process.
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First Amendment Bars Court from Resolving Dismissed Member’s Lawsuit Member access only

The ecclesiastical abstention doctrine prevents courts from reviewing disputes concerning “theological controversy, church discipline, ecclesiastical government, or the conformity of the members of the church to the standard of morals required.”
TennesseeTennessee

“Church Autonomy” Applies in Church Name Dispute Member access only

Court barred by the ecclesiastical abstention doctrine from resolving a church member’s lawsuit challenging the legal validity of a vote by church members to change the name of the church.

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