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(7) To take all necessary measures for the protection, management and upkeep of all property;


(8) To determine the use of the facilities of this Church for all extra or secular purposes;


(9) To render a written report to the members at the Annual Meeting of the members, outlining therein the activities of the Board of Deacons for the past year, with recommendations, if any, for the members to consider;


(10) The Board of Deacons may authorize any officer or officers, agent or agents of this Church, in addition to the officers, if any, so authorized by these By-Laws, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of and on behalf of this Church.  Such authority may be general or may be confined to specific instances, provided however, that the Board of Deacons review and authorize all contracts in excess of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500). 


Article IX

Church Officers


The Church officers shall be a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer, each of whom shall be a Deacon.  The offices of Chairman and Secretary shall not be combined.


Chairman:  The Chairman shall preside at all business meetings of the members and of the Deacons; shall have general supervision of the administrative affairs of this Church as provided in these By-Laws and/or directed by the Deacons or members; shall sign all instruments of this Church as authorized by the Deacons or members; shall be an ex-officio member of all committees; and shall perform all other duties incident to this office.


Vice Chairman: The Vice Chairman shall assist the Chairman as directed, and perform the functions of the Chairman during his absence.


Secretary:  The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the business meetings of the members and the Deacons; receive and issue notice of all business meetings of the members and the Deacons; be custodian of the Corporate Seal and records; keep current a roster of all members with addresses; maintain a record of attendance at Deacon’s meetings; sign instruments authorized by the Deacons or members; and prepare the agenda of all business meetings of the members and Deacons. 


Treasurer:  The Treasurer shall be responsible for the receipt, deposit and disbursement of all funds and/or securities as authorized by the Board of Deacons and the members; keep books of account; shall render a current financial statement at each Board of Deacons meeting; and shall render a current financial statement at the Annual Meeting of this Church; shall issue other such reports as may be directed by the Board of Deacons; shall, upon request, issue an Annual Contributions statement to members. 


Removal of Officers:  Any officer may be removed with cause by affirmative vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the Board of Deacons.


Article X



Call:  A candidate for Pastor-Teacher of this Church, whether appointed by the current Pastor-Teacher and the congregation as provided below, or appointed by the Board of Deacons and the congregation, as provided in Article VIII, (Duties of the Deacons), shall be considered only after he has completed the Pastor-Teacher Candidate Questionnaire and agrees with the purpose and doctrinal positions stated in the By-Laws of this Church. 


If the current Pastor-teacher is vacating the pulpit and is available to appoint the next pastor, he shall do so.  The procedure for the new Pastor-Teacher appointment by the current Pastor-Teacher will proceed as follows: 


(a) Biblically, the new Pastor-Teacher candidate should come from his own congregation under the doctrinal concept of Pastors teaching others to teach others. If no candidate is available from within the congregation, the Pastor-Teacher shall look elsewhere for a replacement candidate. 

(b) The new Pastor-Teacher candidate will fill out the Pastor-Teacher Candidate Questionnaire. 

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