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Some bylaws set out provisions that relate to all committees, establishing criteria for committee membership and the basic responsibilities that hold for all committees. Bylaws that include general provisions also may include provisions on specific committees.
Example 1: The Board may appoint standing and temporary committees as it deems necessary. All committees shall report to the Board or Executive Committee at the time and in the form determined by the Board. All committee chairpersons shall be appointed by the President and approved by the Board. Membership of all committees with the exception of Nominating, Ministerial Relations, and Executive, shall be open to all church members. The Board may organize the committees into councils as it determines will best meet the changing needs of the church.
Example 2: Standing Committees shall be: Building and Grounds, Bylaws, Communications and Marketing, Community Outreach, Fellowship, Lifespan Religious Education, Finance, Music, Sunday Services, Nominating, and Human Resources. There shall be at least three (3) members of each such committee. Only voting members of this Church shall chair a committee. At least one (1) member of the Board shall be a member of each Standing Committee and each Board member shall serve on at least one (1) Standing Committee. No member of the Board may serve as chair of a committee. No member may serve as chair of the same committee for longer than two (2) consecutive years. After two (2) years, the chair becomes automatically vacant until filled by the Board. Other than the Ministerial Search Committee, special committees may be appointed, as required, by the President or the Board, and cease to exist on discharge of their duties.
Example 3: In addition to the committees specified herein, the Board may establish such other committees as required, but the chairpersons of these committees shall not be voting members of the Board. The motion to establish such a committee shall specify the purpose for the work of such committee. The Chairpersons of all committees shall select such additional persons as required to serve on their committees. In fulfilling duties of their positions, each officer and chairperson shall be guided by the latest "Officer and Committee Responsibilities" statement as approved by the Board.
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