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Responsibilities of the President: Writing Congregational Bylaws

Sample Provisions

Example 1: The President shall serve as chairman of the Board of Trustees, shall preside at all meetings of the Congregation, and shall represent the Church on all appropriate occasions. She/he shall perform such other duties as usually appertain to the office. She/he shall be ex officio member of all Board and Standing Committees without the right to vote.

Example 2: The President shall be the presiding officer of the Church and Board of Trustees, shall coordinate the administrative functions of the Church and shall represent the Church on all appropriate occasions.

Example 3: President: presides at meetings of the church membership and Board. By virtue of the office, is a member of all departments and committees, except the nominating committee. Votes at Board and Business meetings only in the case of a tie.

Example 4: The President shall be the chief administrative officer of the Church. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Congregation and the Board.

Example 5: The President shall be the executive officer of the Church, serve as a member of the Board, be responsible for organizing the agenda for all Regular and Special Steering Committee Meetings, and have authority to sign on behalf of the congregation any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other legal instruments which the Steering Committee has authorized to be executed, except in those instances where the signing and other execution of such instruments shall have been expressly delegated by the Steering Committee or by these bylaws or by statute to some other officer or agent of the church.

Example 6: The President shall preside at meetings of the Board of Trustees, and at congregational meetings, unless the Members at the beginning of a congregational meeting elect a moderator to preside. The President shall serve as a non-voting member of all committees except the Ministerial Relations Committee.

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Last updated on Thursday, February 7, 2013.

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