Since the church as an Incorporated Body is legally required to have directors, they shall normally be those elected as elders and deacons, and such others as they, with the consent of the membership, shall co-opt. The duties of directors are laid down in the Letters Patent.
In view of the importance and biblical order of the local church, it is desirable that members should undertake specific Christian service only in full fellowship with the church, and that any teaching gifts should be recognized first by the local church and exercised only in fellowship with it.
These rules shall only be amended by full consent of the elders and deacons, and agreed at a properly constituted church meeting of which due notice has been given. Any amendment in the Articles of Faith shall need in addition the approval of 80% of the total membership.
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