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Governance Policies

Part of A Guide to Creating a Board Policy Book

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Governance policies augment the bylaws by offering a higher level of detail about the congregation's governance but with the flexibility of being modified as needed. (Bylaws may refer to the existence of these policies but without the detail.)

Policies in this section may include:

  • Roles and responsibilities the officers and trustees board members (as a group and as individual roles)
  • Covenants for the congregation and for the leadership/board
  • Conduct at congregational meetings and board meetings
  • Charters for Committees of the board