Levels of Service for Church Bylaws Assistance

The South Carolina Baptist Convention is available to assist church leaders to establish or revise their Bylaws to ensure coverage of critical functions and alignment with applicable needs. A church’s Bylaws a rea legal document and should be crafted with great care. Churches should secure a local attorney to review the final draft before presenting the document to the church for consideration and vote.

Church Administration

Great Commission-minded churches understand the need for and importance of ensuring the church runs effectively and efficiently. Good stewardship of people, resources, and finances minimizes or eliminates distractions that lead the church to focus on anything other than the mission and vision. Lead your church to utilize the best-case practices to stay current and in compliance with all applicable requirements.

This consultation service is made possible through the Cooperative Program giving of South Carolina Baptist churches at no cost.

There are three levels of service available to the church.

    • LEVEL 1 – ESTABLISH NEW BYLAWS
      • Training and resourcing the church’s Bylaws Team/Committee
      • Ongoing consultation includes revision reviews
    • LEVEL 2 – REVIEW EXISTING BYLAWS WITH FEEDBACK AND RECOMMENDATION
      • Review of current Bylaws
      • Notation of omission of critical functions and elements
      • Notation of conflicts and errors
      • Recommendation on level of edit needed (Minor, Major, or Extensive)
    • LEVEL 3 – FULL CONSULTATION WITH PASTOR AND TEAM/COMMITTEE
      • Review of current Bylaws
      • Notation of omission of critical functions and elements
      • Notation of conflicts and errors
      • Recommendation on level of edit needed (Minor, Major, or Complete)
      • Training and resourcing church’s Bylaws Team/Committee
      • Ongoing consultation includes revision reviews


Donald King
Director of Church Leadership & Administration
South Carolina Baptist Convention

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