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How to Write the Constitution and Bylaws
Writing the Constitution and Bylaws to Protect Your Organization
The Constitution and Bylaws establishes a structured government, ensuring that control of the organization stays out of the state's hands. Bylaws™ contains all of the necessary provisions, up-to-date changes in nonprofit law and a diverse set of samples packed with Scripture.
Bulletproof Your Bylaws
Division and disagreement are a reality, and the possibility of lawsuits exists because of this. You must bulletproof your organization by establishing a strong government structure. In addition, having solid bylaws that address important governing issues reduces arguments over interpretation of the document.
Can the State Control Your Church?
Many states have adopted the Model Nonprofit Corporation Act. This act gives the state the ability to govern certain functions of a church corporation if those functions are not already specified in the church's constitution and bylaws. This means that by not having bylaws, or by having insufficient bylaws, you run the risk of placing certain aspects of your church under the government's control.
Because of these state regulations, a church must use caution to ensure the bylaws contain the latest provisions, and that they are in accordance with the latest changes of the law.
The Eight "Must Haves" of Your Bylaws
Through extensive research, we have identified eight articles that must be included in your bylaws to protect your organization from the state's control and from potential litigators. By adding these eight "must haves", you close many loopholes that could create issues in the future.
Accountability Without IRS Intrusion
Balancing the need to protect the organization while creating proper accountability, all the while remaining compliant with federal regulations requires very technical wording. Bylaws™ helps you create a complete document that will meet that challenge without compromising your biblical convictions on how a church should be managed.
Case Law Affects Your Organization
Numerous case law studies illustrate that having Scripture-lined bylaws is imperative. Courts are more likely to hear lawsuits against your organization, using neutral principles of law, if the bylaws do not have Scripture references. When ecclesiastical principles and doctrine are the foundation of your bylaws, the courts will stay away.
The Latest Features Include
- A 6-step process for writing the constitution and bylaws
- Protection clauses for the founder
- Creating accountability without IRS intrusion
- 6 complete samples for churches and ministries
- The latest case law studies
- 501(c)(3) compliant with the new IRS requirements
- 8 must-haves for your bylaws
- Protecting the church from outside influence
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- Complete Constitution and Bylaws for Churches, Ministries, CDC's, Schools, and More
- Advice on How to Keep Control Out of the State's Hands
- Up-to-Date Provisions for Compliance
- Protection for Directors and Members
- Guidance on Handling Finances
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