Constitution of Prairie Grove Baptist Church
1st This church shall be known by the name of Prairie Grove
C. N. I. T.
2nd All persons wishing to become members shall first give
evidence of their faith in Christ, which shall entitle them
to the ordinance of baptism they then shall be considered
members in full fellowship and entitled to all the fellowships
of the Church.
3rd If any person or persons presenting a letter of
Recommendations from another Church of our faith and
order shall by the of all the members present be entitled to
4th The officers of this Church shall consist of a Moderator,
Clerk, and Deacon.
5th Officers of this church may be elected annually or monthly
except that of Deacons, which shall continue, own good
6th The moderator shall preside over all deliberations of the
Church but not aloud to vote unless there is an equal
decision of all members present. Then he may give the
7th The clerk shall keep a faithful record of all the business and
read the same as the Church may require.
8th The Deacons shall receive and keep the funds and dispose of
them as the church my direct.
9th All questions shall be decided by a majority of all members
present except in receiving any dismissing members which
shall be unanimous.
10th No member shall be aloud to exercise a public gift as a
preacher the whole consent of the church.
11th No preacher shall be aloud to administer the ordinances of
the church except a regular ordained minister.
12th The church may hold call meetings as often as she deems necessary
but the clerk will be required to read the minute at the next
13th All visiting brothers and sisters of our faith and order may
be invited to participate in our deliberation and the Lord's
Supper but not aloud to vote.
14th All members of the church is expected to attend each church
meeting and any male member failing to attend for 3 regular
meeting in succession shall be dealt with as the church may
require unless a reasonable excuse is offered.
15th This constitution may be revised or annexed when ever two
thirds of the members present may require the same
16th Any member violating this constitution or departing from the
Articles of Faith as adapted or make a breach of covenant as
is interred into shall be subject to be ???? with according to
the meaning of such departure, breach, or violation as the
wisdom of the church may direct.
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