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Preparing for a Church Business Meeting

How to structure effective, legally sound meetings—and set their agendas.

Preparing for a Church Business Meeting
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It’s probably safe to say that business meetings are not a church calendar highlight for most staff and church members. Perhaps you view them as necessary but burdensome, and maybe the thought of preparing for one makes you cringe or even panic. Well, be encouraged.

This article aims to help leaders simplify business meetings and streamline the preparation. Let’s dive in by considering three key questions.

Church business meetings take place any time church members, boards, or committees get together to conduct official church business—from annual member meetings to weekly or periodic board or committee meetings where votes are taken and decisions are made.

What documents and rules govern a church business meeting?

The first step in preparing for a church business meeting is understanding the documents and rules that apply to the timing and format of a church meeting, as well ...

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  • September 20, 2022

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