Our Church’s Bylaws Are Dated. Should I Even Worry About It?

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Almost every week, the team at Church Answers gets one or more questions about bylaws. For many church leaders, bylaws seem to be, at best, a necessary evil. Thom and Kevin look at this issue from a few different angles with the guarded conclusion that, yes, church leaders do need to examine their bylaws.

  • You need to look at your bylaws to make certain the church is meeting all legal standards.
  • You need to look at your bylaws to make certain there are no “dumb” clauses.
  • You need to look at your bylaws with an eye to maintain unity in the church.
  • You need to look at your bylaws while not letting them distract you from the mission of the church.
  • You need to look at your bylaws because culture and the community change fast.

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