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THECONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWSOF THEFIRST FAMILIY CHURCH
P.O. Box 12193Overland Park, Kansas 66282(913) 451-2229JERRY R. JOHNSTON, Senior PastorJuly, 1996
 
Constitution/By-Laws
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWSOF THEFIRST FAMILY CHURCHP.O. BOX 12193OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS 66282(A Kansas Not for Profit, Religious Corporation)THE CONSTITUTIONPREAMBLE
So that things may be done decently and in order in accordance with the accepted tenets of other churches of like precious faith, and that we may more readily help each other in our Christian service, we declare and establish thisconstitution to which we voluntarily submit ourselves.
HISTORY
Jerry Johnston Ministries Association, at the instigation of its president, and after consideration for more than ayear b its directors, incorporated First Family Church in the State of Kansas as a Not for Profit Corporation, 1 D.#2348869 on April 22, 1996, and on May 31, 1996, its directors were duly elected by the incorporators as directorsof the corporation and the first Board of Trustees by the new church. The substantial assets of the ministry, whichhad been accumulated over almost a decade and which were contributed for the stated purposes of the ministry,were dedicated to the establishment of the church, either directly or for the pastoral help during its infancy.Reverend Jerry Johnston was appointed pastor until he resigns or becomes incapacitated. Further, the directors of the ministry are and shall remain the directors of the church corporation and business trustees on behalf to hechurch body so long as necessary to establish the church.In view of the above, the church shall, as a part of its purposes, support and enlarge the objective of the JerryJohnston Ministries under the direction of and help of its pastor, all for the glory of god and the building of HisKingdom on the earth.
ARTICLE INAME AND PURPOSESECTION I – NAME
This congregation of believers shall be known as the FIRST FAMILY CHURCH. The name of the Corporation isthe FIRST FAMILY CHURCH. This Corporation will be further referred to in the by-laws as the “Church.” TheDirectors (Trustees) of the Church shall have full power and authority to change the principle office from onelocation to another.
 
Constitution/By-Laws
A. MISSION STATEMENT
“To reach lost people, bring them into God’s family, inspire them to mature in Christ and change the world.”(Luke5:31,32)
B. VALUES OF FIRST FAMILY CHURCH
Value 1. We believe lost people matter to God. (Luke19:10)Value 2. We believe the church should utilize every available means to reach the city, the nation and world.(Matthew 28:19, 20)Value 3. We believe that every Christian should mature and use their gifts in the church.Value 4. We believe the church is a family and should provide strength, comfort, fellowship, encouragement andinspiration. (I Corinthians 12:12, 13)Value 5. We believe the church should operate by mature Christians utilizing their spiritual and intellectual gifts.(Romans 12:4, 5)Value 6. We believe that the church should be culturally relevant, while remaining doctrinally pure. (I Corinthians9:22)Value 7. We believe every expression and ministry of the church must be done with excellence. (Colossians 3:17)
C. HOW WE WILL GROW FIRST FAMILY CHURCH
1.By building relationships with lost people. (Luke 5:30)2.Teaching our people to share a verbal witness. (I Peter 3:15)3.By bringing seekers to a service designed especially for them. (Romans 10:14)4.Consistent attendance at our Believer’s Service. (Hebrews 10:25)5.Body life by joining a small group. (John 13:34, 35)6.Discover, develop, deploy your spiritual gifts(s). (I Corinthians 12; Romans 12)7.Steward your financial resources. (Luke 6:38)8.Periodic citywide evangelism events. (Matthew 28:19, 20)

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