Constitution of this Church
ARTICLE I – Name The name of this Church is Kurdish Christian Church. It is a corporation duly created by the Secretary of the State of California on (Date---replace when approved) as a Non-profit Religious Corporation located in El Cajon, California.
ARTICLE II – Purpose This church is organized to glorify God by conducting religious services and teaching and training people in the truth of God’s Word, the Bible, calling people to repentance from sin and to faith in Christ, making disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, and edifying the Body of Christ.
The Bible. We believe the Bible is God’s Word given by divine inspiration - the record of God’s revelation of Himself to humanity (2 Timothy 3:16). It is trustworthy, sufficient, without error, and as such is the supreme authority and guide for all doctrine and conduct (I Peter 1:23-25; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17). It is the truth by which God brings people into a saving relationship with Himself and leads them to Christian maturity (John 20:31; I John 5:9-12; Matthew 4:4; I Peter 2:2). Continue reading
Section 1. Qualifications for Membership Membership in Kurdish Christian Church shall be open to all persons who: give a clear profession of faith in Jesus Christ as personal Savior have obeyed the Lord in believer’s baptism or be willing to be baptized provide a letter of commendation from a previous church [if applicable]. Continue Reading
ARTICLE V – Elders Section 1. Responsibility of Elders Subject to the limitations of this Constitution, all the activities and affairs of the Church shall be exercised by or under the direction of the Elders, who shall have the following responsibilities in addition to the other powers enumerated by this Constitution: (a) To work as a team with the Pastor(s) to shepherd and oversee the flock, including the administration of the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. (b) To select and remove all pastors and employees of the Church; prescribe such duties for them consistent with the Scriptures, with law, with the Articles of Incorporation, or with this constitution; and fix the terms of their offices and their compensation. (c) To establish policies and practices for the church consistent with its purpose. (d) To make such disbursements from the funds and properties of the Church as are required to fulfill the purposes of this Church and generally to conduct, manage, and control the activities and affairs of the Church .. Continue Reading
ARTICLE VI – Administration To promote efficient function, the Elders may appoint committees from within their membership, and from the church at large. These committees shall perform tasks solely in accordance with the duties and with powers specifically delegated by the Elders. The general functions of committees are: (a) To bring considered recommendations to concerning ministries to the Elders. (b) To provide a wider base of counsel to the Elders who have the oversight of specific ministries.
Section 1. Ordination Ordination refers to the recognition by the Elders of a man’s call to the ministry, preparation as a shepherd, and qualification to serve. Ordination shall be conferred for life, so long as the man continues to manifest the qualifications of the office.
ARTICLE VIII – Pastor(s) When local-church certification is required for ministry where ordination would be unnecessary or inappropriate, a person may be commissioned to ministry by the Elders. This authorization continues as long as the opportunity to minister remains and the person maintains the qualifications for ministry.
ARTICLE IX – Dissolution Upon dissolution of this Corporation, its assets shall be distributed to an agreed upon and similar ministry as determined by the board of Trustees
ARTICLE X – Amendments This constitution may be amended by the Elders. Such amendments shall become effective upon affirmation by the congregation. pastor azad