A Few Thoughts About Your Incorporated Ministry
Corporate Bylaws are
to the corporation - what the Constitution is to the United States of America!
- Therefore, anything
outside of your Bylaws - Is "un-constitutional" for your corporation!
- Ideally the Bylaws of
your corporation should be written - As Articles of War in a time of peace to
protect the corporation and its officers from any future attack.
- Therefore, I suggest
that if any of your bylaws are based upon scripture, that the full text of said
scripture be fully quoted within the text of that bylaw.
policies are to the corporation - As Congressional legislation (laws) are to
the United States of America!
- Therefore, corporate
policy book(s) are to the corporation - What codified federal laws and statutes
are to the United States of America!
- There must be a
policy to prohibit, require or regulate anything!
- Your corporate
policies - Must be based upon your Bylaws.
The minutes are to
the corporation - As the congressional record is to the United States of
- The minutes of your
board meetings - Are the memory of your corporation! If it is not in the
minutes, it NEVER HAPPENED!
- For instance, if you
never had an initial Board meeting and/or never recorded the minutes of that
meeting at which the corporate officers, such as CEO/President, were
selected/appointed then "legally" the meeting NEVER HAPPENED and you are NOT actually
the CEO/President. Yes, really!
- To remedy this, go through your records and write
up all the missing minutes containing this and all other critical missing information, and then RATIFY everything in
those minutes at your next board meeting.
I encourage all incorporated ministries to take the time, now, to get
their bylaws, minutes and policies in proper order to safeguard the