The name of this congregation shall be YOUR CHURCH.
Statement of Purpose
YOUR CHURCH, located in City, State, shall exist as an Independent Christian Church, founded upon the faith and practices of the church as it is found in the New Testament.
YOUR CHURCH shall maintain fellowship and be identified with Independent Christian Churches across the country.
The purpose of these by-laws is to provide mutually agreed upon guidance for the operational matters of congregation faith and life.
This congregation shall forever remain free and independent of all other organizations, religious or secular, within the limitations imposed by the laws of the state of YOUR STATE and the United States of America.
YOUR CHURCH is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
No part of the net earnings of YOUR CHURCH shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the organization shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in the purpose clause hereof.
No substantial part of the activities of YOUR CHURCH shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the organization shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this document, the organization shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from Federal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Upon the dissolution of the organization, any remaining assets will be given to _________, located at Address, City, State, Zip.