Church Bylaws Kit

Bylaws Guide With Model Examples


This Bylaws Kit contains:

  • An in-depth legal brief including model examples of the Amended Articles of Incorporation of Fellowship Church and Amended and Restated Bylaws of Fellowship Church
  • Model example: Membership Covenant of Fellowship Church
  • A Case Study for the Staff-Led Church by Ed Young

The legal brief is a guide that offers valuable insight into effective church organization and structure. The bylaws upon which this document is based have been honed to reflect the collective knowledge acquired through 18 years of ministry at Fellowship Church. The 13-page brief delves into the topics listed below.

Church Law – Legal Brief Topics:

The Incorporated Church

Articles of Incorporation*

  • What should be set forth
  • Distribution of assets upon dissolution
  • Amending

Bylaws Information*

  • Statement of Faith
  • Affiliation
  • Purpose and Limitations
  • Membership
  • Management of the Church
  • Board of Directors or Ministry Leadership Team
  • Number and Term of Members
    • Powers – Nomination and Election
    • Officers
    • Advisory Teams
  • Transactions of the church
  • Books and Records
  • Indemnification
  • Miscellaneous Provisions


Use of Proper Name

Insurance Coverage

*Please note that Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws are state-law sensitive.

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