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Table Of Contents

Why a Church Manual?
Authority and Function of the Church Manual
Making Changes
Where to Get Advice
Terms Used in the Church Manual
Church of the Living God
No Wall of Partition
Supreme Object of Christ’s Regard
Complete in Christ
Organization and Authority
Biblical Basis for Organization
Importance of Organization
Purposes of Organization
The New Testament Model
Church Organization Today
Outline of Denominational Organization
Role of Institutions
Authority in the Early Church
General Conference the Highest Authority
Pastors and Other Church Employees
A Divinely Appointed Ministry
Credentials and Licenses
Organizing a Church
Organizing a Company
Uniting Churches
Dissolving or Expelling Churches
Care of Members, Records, and Funds
Membership
Baptism
Baptismal Vow and Commitment
Alternative Vow
Commitment
Rebaptism
Transferring Members
Discipline
General Principles
Reasons for Discipline
Process of Discipline
Local Church Officers and Organizations
General Qualifications
Term of Office
Elders
Church Leaders
Deacons
Deaconesses
Clerk
Treasurer
Interest Coordinator
Departments and Other Organizations
Children’s Ministries
Communication
Education
Family Ministries
Health Ministries
Music
Public Affairs and Religious Liberty
Publishing Ministries
Sabbath School and Personal Ministries
Sabbath School
Personal Ministries
Stewardship Ministries
Women’s Ministries
Youth Ministries
Nominating Committee and the Election Process
Delegates to Local Conference Session
Services and Other Meetings
Place of Music in Worship
Pulpit Not a Forum
Importance of Maintaining Unity
Sabbath School and Worship Services
Communion Service
Prayer Meeting
Business Meetings
Church Board and Its Meetings
School Board Meetings
Home and School Association Meetings
Youth Meetings
Finance
Stewardship
Tithe
Offerings
General Financial Counsel
Standards of Christian Living
High Calling of God in Christ Jesus
Bible Study and Prayer
Community Relationships
Sabbathkeeping
Reverence in the Place of Worship
Health and Temperance
Dress
Simplicity
Modern Media
Recreation and Entertainment
Conclusion
Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage
Social Relationships
Chaperonage
Courtship
Marriage
Divorce
Church’s Position on Divorce and Remarriage
Local Church Ministry for Families
Notes
CHAPTER 8 Notes
CHAPTER 9 Notes
CHAPTER 10 Notes
CHAPTER 11 Notes
Abbreviations
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