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  • Policies and Procedures Manual

    Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church

    Fairfield Glade, Tennessee

    Date: 3 February 2012

    Revised: 4 May 2012

  • CHANGE RECORD

    Change Number Date Additional Information

    mm/dd/yy

    1 12/09/11 Pages 30-31, Deacon Body Unit Composition modified

    (paragraph 5 and paragraph 9.d. added)

    2 5/4/12 Pages 75 and 76, 107, 109 Change Social Events to

    Special Events

    Added Change 1 to bottom of page 30.

    Modified Page 86, Unit Composition, Team Leader to

    Senior Pastor.

    Modified Page 36, para 9, to include and the P&P

    Manual under General Responsibilities.

    Added Form #205, Conflict of Interest, new page 145-146.

    Added Form #365, Policies & Procedures Manual Change,

    new Page 170.

    Added Form #465, Vacation Use Approval, new Page 181.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS

    I. THE CHURCH CHARTER OF FAIRFIELD GLADE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ............... 1 Item 1. State of Tennessee letter granting Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church the right to do business.................. 1 Items 2-5. Other Church Charter Documents ............................................................................................................ 1

    II. BRIEF HISTORY OF FAIRFIELD GLADE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ............................. 3 III. THE CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS ................................................................................. 6 CONSTITUTION ........................................................................................................................... 8

    Preamble .................................................................................................................................................................... 8 Article I. Name ......................................................................................................................................................... 8 Article II. Mission Statement .................................................................................................................................... 8 Article III. Vision Statement ..................................................................................................................................... 8 Article IV. Foundational Values ............................................................................................................................... 9 Article V. Statement of Faith .................................................................................................................................. 11 Article VI. Relationships ........................................................................................................................................ 11 Article VII. Church Covenant ................................................................................................................................. 11 Article VIII. Ordinances ......................................................................................................................................... 12

    Baptism. ............................................................................................................................................................... 12 The Lords Supper ............................................................................................................................................... 12

    Article IX. Church Property ................................................................................................................................... 12 Article X. Corporate Church Officers ..................................................................................................................... 13 Article XI. Quorum ................................................................................................................................................. 13 Article XII. Amending the Constitution ................................................................................................................. 13

    BYLAWS ...................................................................................................................................... 15 Article I. Church Membership ................................................................................................................................ 15

    Section 1. Reception of Members ........................................................................................................................ 15 Section 2. Candidacy ........................................................................................................................................... 15 Section 3. Voting Rights of Members ................................................................................................................. 16 Section 4. Terminated, Inactive or Non-Resident Membership .......................................................................... 16

    Article II. Church Meetings .................................................................................................................................... 16 Section 1. Worship Services ................................................................................................................................ 16 Section 2. Special Services .................................................................................................................................. 17 Section 3. Regular Business Meetings ................................................................................................................. 17 Section 4. Special Business Meetings .................................................................................................................. 17 Section 5. Quorum ............................................................................................................................................... 17 Section 6. Parliamentary Rules ............................................................................................................................ 17

    Article III. Ordinances ............................................................................................................................................ 18 Section 1. Baptism ............................................................................................................................................... 18 Section 2. The Lords Supper .............................................................................................................................. 18

    Article IV. Church Discipline ................................................................................................................................. 18 Article V. Church Staff ........................................................................................................................................... 18

    A. Ministerial Staff. ............................................................................................................................................. 19 B. Support Staff ................................................................................................................................................... 19

    Article VI. Church Officers .................................................................................................................................... 19 Section 1. Designated Corporate Officers ........................................................................................................... 19 Section 2. Church Officers .................................................................................................................................. 19

    Article VII. Calling of Ministers............................................................................................................................. 20 Article VIII. Church Organizations ........................................................................................................................ 20

    A. Program Organizations ................................................................................................................................... 20 B. Church Leadership Council............................................................................................................................. 21 C. Committees, Teams, Ministry Units and Coordinating Groups ...................................................................... 21

    Article IX. Church Finances ................................................................................................................................... 21 Section 1. Budget ................................................................................................................................................. 21

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    Section 2. Accounting Procedures ....................................................................................................................... 22 Section 3. Fiscal Year/Church Year. ................................................................................................................... 22

    Article X. Church Policies and Procedures ............................................................................................................. 22 Article XI. Amending the Bylaws .......................................................................................................................... 22

    IV. CHURCH ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE ............................................................. 23 A. Church Organization Chart .............................................................................................................................

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