an overview of solid church governance

This model of church governance depends of three sets of documents: the constitution, the bylaws and policy and procedures.  

the constitution is the most important document in church governance.  It details the most fundamental beliefs , positions and procedures of the church.  Click here or on the shape for a thorough explanation of this important document.

the constitution

the bylaws

policy and procedures

A church administration model with policies and procedures geared to that model is available here or by clicking on the shape.

the bylaws are  further details to the government and functioning of the local church.  Click here or on the shape for the elements and an example of this important document.