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Draft Bylaws document:
Draft Constitution document:
The expected timeline for the advancement of the Governance project is as follows:
- April-May 2017—Small group educational presentations about the recommended operational changes and the constitutional changes based on revisions to the governance documents.
- May 5, 2017—The documents will be voted on by the Southwestern Synod Assembly. They voted for approval.
- May 21, 2017—Special congregational meeting to vote for approval of documents previously approved by the Southwestern Synod.
- November 12, 2017—The Abiding Love congregation will vote to ratify the changed governance structure per revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws.
Additional resources to educate yourself on the history and details of the governance change project, documents, and operational changes are available at the following links:
Comparison of Constitution Chapters 10-14
Areas of Ministry Chart
Governance Presentation Slide Set
Ask questions of the Governance Team*, officers and Council members. Let’s prayerfully consider this important step in moving forward into a new chapter in the life of our faith community
* George Glaser (Chair)
Liz Segner -Zarate
Pat Shields (ex officio)
Dick Moeller (consultant)