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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?
Why Church Meetings Go Off the Rails

Why Church Meetings Go Off the Rails

An interview with parliamentary procedure expert attorney Sarah Merkle.
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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?
Part 1 of 4

Is a Merger the Right Next Step for Your Church? Member access only

A primer on how to do it right.
Finalizing a Merger
Part 4 of 4

Finalizing a Merger Member access only

Moving through the final stages of merging churches—and other options if a merger is not right for you.
The Documents Needed for a Successful Church Merger
Part 2 of 4

The Documents Needed for a Successful Church Merger Member access only

Be sure you collect all the needed paperwork to keep the process moving forward.
Deciding Factors for a Sound Merger
Part 3 of 4

Deciding Factors for a Sound Merger Member access only

Picking the right leaders to decide vision, name, location, staffing—and more.

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