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CHAPTER 3: LOCAL CHURCH ORGANIZATION

¶ 300    Introduction

¶ 301    Name

¶ 305    Formation of New Congregations

¶ 306    Affiliation

¶ 307    Mergers

¶ 308    Closure of Churches

¶ 310    Society

¶ 315    Society Meetings

¶ 320    Society Meetings – Annual Elections

¶ 325    Official Board

¶ 330    Committees

¶ 335    Pastoral Performance Appraisal

¶ 340    Pastoral Transitions

¶ 350    Property

¶ 360    Fundraising

 

APPENDICES

¶ 370-376         Local Church Handbook

            ¶ 370        Introduction:  Organizing for the Multiplication of Ministries

            ¶ 371        The Society

            ¶ 372        The Official Board

            ¶ 373        Local Church Committees

            ¶ 374        Relationship between the Pastor and the Local Church

            ¶ 375        Relationship between the Local Church and Conference

            ¶ 376        Resources

 

¶ 380-386         Local Church Forms

            ¶381A,B   Lay Ministers Forms

            ¶382A-C   Transfer of Membership Forms

            ¶383A,B   MEGaP Recommendation Forms—Restoration, Ministerial Candidacy

            ¶384A,B   Affiliation Questions, Certificate

            ¶385         Incorporation and Deeds

            ¶386A-C   Application Forms to Mortgage / Purchase /Sell Property

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