ARC By-laws
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By-Laws

Of

Apostolic Rock Church, Inc.

Bakersfield, California


PREAMBLE

In order to establish God's work on a more efficient and permanent basis, we, the members of Apostolic Rock Church of Bakersfield, California, Incorporated affirm our belief that the work and endeavors of God's people God's people should be scrupulously set in order, and that it is needful for them to be efficiently organized to successfully carry on the gospel work while properly handling their business affairs.

A house divided against itself cannot stand. The main purpose of these by-laws is to provide rules to govern the assembly, according to the Scriptures, so that we may successfully advance God's kingdom while focusing the will of God. (Titus 1:5; 1 Cor. 12:28)

ARTICLE I

THE ASSEMBLY

Section One - The Name

The name of this corporation shall be Apostolic Rock Church of Bakersfield, California, Incorporated, and shall be informally known and herein referred to as Apostolic Rock Church.

Section Two - Affiliation

Affiliation of this assembly with any other group or organization may be chosen, withdrawn, or changed by the church members in a business meeting conducted according to Article X of these by-laws.

Section Three - The Purpose

1. To establish and maintain a place of worship.

2. To unite a people of like faith in the bonds of brotherly love and fellowship. (Hebrews 13:1)

3. To meet together to truly worship God in spirit and in truth, and to receive spiritual teaching. (John 4:24; Ephesians 4:11-15)

4. To provide instruction of Christian conduct based upon the Word of God. (Titus 2)

5. To point the lost to the Way of Life by publishing at home and abroad the true plan of salvation, exhorting believers to be filled with the Holy Ghost. (John 1:29; Luke 11:13 ; Acts 1:8 ; Acts 2:38 ; Romans 8:9,11) More specifically, the purposes shall be:

a) Religious: To conduct a local church or ministry by the direction of the Lord Jesus Christ in accordance with all the commandments and provisions set forth in the Holy Bible, which is the irrevocable word of God, pursuant thereto the following activities and guidelines.

b) To spread the word of the gospel through seminars, crusades, radio, mission stations, extensions, branch works, and all other vehicles as may be deemed appropriate and advisable for the propagation of the gospel and Christian worship, whether in the United States or any other country.

c) To establish church literature and other forms of mass medium for the purpose of educating the individual in the Word of God.

d) To establish Sunday Schools for the purpose of religious and educational instruction, and Bible training schools for Ministers.   Said schools are not to be considered accredited educational institutions.

e) To minister the Word of God to the faithful and all others.
f) To acquire, hold, own, lease, mortgage, and dispose of such property, either real or personal, for church purposes as may be necessary.

g) To receive and accept, money, property, stocks, bonds, negotiable securities, or any other donations, and to hold, acquire, own, sell, transfer, assign, or dispose of the same for any purpose of the corporation in its work.
h) To raise and assist in raising funds.

i) To conduct and carry on religious services and instruction on radio and/or other electronic medium; and to acquire, own, lease, etc., broadcasting equipment and facilities for said purposes.

Section Four - Limitations

1. That this corporation is not organized, nor shall it be operated, for pecuniary gain or profit, and it does not contemplate the distribution of gains, profits, or dividends to the members thereof and is organized solely for nonprofit purposes. The property, assets, profits, and net income of this corporation are irrevocably dedicated to charitable and religious purposes and no part of the profits or net income of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer, or member thereof or to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual. Upon the dissolution or winding up of this corporation, its assets remaining after payment of, or provision for payment of, all debt and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation, which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable and religious purposes and which has established its tax exempt and/or Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If this corporation holds any assets on trust, such assets shall be disposed of in such manner as may be directed by decree of the superior court of the county in which this corporation's principal office is located, upon petition therefore by the Attorney General or by any person concerned in the liquidation.

2. No substantial part of the activity of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation. The corporation shall not participate in or intervene, including the publishing and distribution of statements, in any political campaigns on behalf of candidates for public office.

3. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities, nor federal income tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal revenue code 1954 of corresponding provision of any future contributions to which are deductible under section 170 (c) (2) of the Internal Revenue code of 1954 or the corresponding provision of any united States Internal revenue Code.

ARTICLE II

STATEMENT OF FAITH

The basic and fundamental doctrines of the Apostolic Rock Church shall be in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Apostles in the New Testament Church, such basic doctrines being stated in the Articles of Faith of Apostolic Rock Church. The articles of faith being based upon the Bible, God's Word, shall be the basis and guideline for all operations of Apostolic Rock Church.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

Section One - Eligibility

Anyone is eligible to become a member of this assembly who has accepted and experienced the Apostolic doctrine as set forth in the Word of God and outlined in the Articles of Faith of Apostolic Rock Church and more particularly set forth as a personal experience of sins forgiven; having been baptized by immersion in water in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:38), having received the infilling of the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Spirit of God gives the utterance (Acts 2:4) no less than tree months previous; believing in Jesus Christ as the one true God manifest in the flesh. (1Tim. 3:16) To be accepted into voting membership, one must be 18 years of age, or older. Membership shall be without regard to race, color, or national or ethnic origin. The pastor and secretary of Apostolic Rock Church shall together keep a roll or roster of current members.

Section Two - Obligations

As a member of the assembly, each one must accept the following obligations:

1. As a member of the assembly, one must cleanse one's self from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. (II Cor. 7:1)

2. As a member of the assembly, one must pledge to abide by the by-laws and articles of faith of this assembly. (Titus 2:1-8; Hebrews 13:17)

3. As a member of the assembly, one must endeavor to manifest a spirit of brotherly love, and unity toward all of God's people, conducting oneself everywhere as becometh a Christian.

4. As a member of the assembly, one must respect the Pastor with obedience that he may give an account with Joy and not grief. (Hebrews 13:17)

5. As a member of the assembly, one must strive to be a daily witness of the regenerating power of the Holy Ghost in order that the lost may be won to God. (Matt. 5:16; Acts 1:8)

6. As a member of the assembly, one must attend and be active in church services, when health and divine providence permits. (Hebrews 10:25)

7. As a member of the assembly, one must support the work of the assembly and the pastor with one's prayers and financial support, as God prospers, with the Biblical system of tithes and offerings. (Malachi 3:10; 1 Cor. 16:2)

8. As a member of the assembly, one must maintain family and personal devotions.

9. As a member of the assembly, one must secure, in case of moving, a letter of membership transfer or pastoral communication from the former church, and unite with another church of the same faith as soon as possible.

Section Three - Admission

Anyone who is eligible and accepts the foregoing obligations shall become a member of the assembly by the following procedure:

1. Any person desiring to unite in fellowship with Apostolic Rock Church shall make their desire known to the pastor. If the pastor accepts and approves their request, the applicant shall be added to the church roster. Addition to the church roster is considered to be a pledge to abide by the By-laws and Articles of Faith of Apostolic Rock Church. Upon addition to the roster the applicant shall be taken into full fellowship by the church.

2. Any person who is a member of another Jesus name, Apostolic church, and for any reason, desires to sever fellowship with said church and become a member of Apostolic Rock Church will be encouraged to provide, with their request for membership, a letter of transfer (bearing the pastor's signature) or pastoral communication from the church they are leaving.

3. No person desiring to withdraw their membership shall be refused a letter of transfer unless their conduct is under question prior to the request being made or the pastor has a valid reason.

Section Four - Church Discipline

Any member who fails to comply with and/or violates any of the Articles of Faith of Apostolic Rock Church and/ or any part there of shall automatically and immediately be suspended from active membership and shall lose the right to vote or hold church office. They shall then be dealt with as follows, in accordance with Gal. 6:1; 1 John 5:16-17; James 5:19-20; and Matt. 18:15-17:

1. He or she shall be admonished by the pastor.

2. If there is no change in attitude or conduct the party concerned shall be admonished by the pastor and the church board with the pastor, at the discretion of the pastor. If there is still no significant change of attitude and/or conduct, and the party in question will not repent of their wrong, the pastor shall take such action as he deems necessary, such as dropping from the church roll and up to and including complete disfellowship, by the church board (at the discretion of the pastor), if necessary.

3. Any grievance arising between individual members shall be dealt with according to Matthew 18:15-17; the board of Directors being the two or three witnesses. Should the accused be found guilty by the board of Directors - Trustees and/ or the Pastor of the church he or she may be disfellowshipped unless he or she truly repents and makes public confession. In the event the Pastor and the board of Directors- Trustees cannot reach a decision concerning the individual the Pastor will make the final decision.

4. Any person who has been dropped from membership may, after a probationary period assigned by the pastor, request restoration of membership. If the pastor feels that a true spirit of repentance is shown, and all due restitution has been made, he or she shall be reinstated.

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS

Section One - Names of Officers

The officers of the church shall be as follows: A Pastor, who will also serve as President and Chairman of the Board of the corporation, a Vice-President of the Corporation, a Secretary of the Corporation, a Treasurer of the Corporation, and other officers as deemed necessary by the pastor.

Section Two - Eligibility

1. The Pastor must conduct himself according to 1 Tim. 3:1-17; Titus 2:7-11. Must believe, embrace, and conduct himself according to the Articles of Faith of Apostolic Rock Church.

2. Other officers must have pastor's approval, must embrace, believe, and conduct themselves according to the Articles of Faith of Apostolic Rock Church.

Section Three - Pastor

1. The pastor shall remain as pastor as long as he feels it is the will of God. He cannot be dismissed or removed from his position except it be in accordance to moral or ethical misconduct as stated in with Article IV, Section 3 of these by-laws.

2. The duties of the pastor shall be:

a. To preach and teach the Word of God as God gives him ability.
b. To encourage the weak.
c. To visit and pray for the sick.
d. To reprove and warn the unruly. (1Thess. 5:14; 2 Tim. 4:1-2)
e. To give advice as needed, and be ready to every good work.
f. To act as president of the corporation.

3. The pastor's authority shall be as follows:

a. He shall have the oversight and superintendence of all interests of the church and of all departments of its work, both spiritual and temporal, not as lord over God's heritage, but as feeder of the flock of God, taking oversight thereof not by constraint, but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mid (1Peter 5:2-3), inasmuch as he is responsible for the guardianship and care of all who are committed to his trust. (Hebrews 13:17)

b. He shall be consulted in regard to all business of any importance pertaining to the spiritual, moral, and material affairs of the church, and shall be in charge of all such activities.

c. He shall call for and preside over business and church board meetings, and shall appoint committees and all officers of the Church as he deems necessary.

d. He shall have the authority to train and develop Gospel workers, and to license and/or ordain said workers as Ministers of the Gospel to work under his administration for the cause of the spread of the Gospel to the lost, both in this country, and abroad. Said ministers shall be licensed and/ or ordained as Ministers, to be held in respect by the congregation, and to be responsible to the pastor. Such licensing and/or ordination shall be in accordance with Article VII of these by-laws.

4. The support of the pastor:

a. One hundred percent of all tithes and any such designated offerings shall be placed in a tithing fund.

b. Out of the tithe an amount equal to but not to exceed the pastor's house payment or rent and the maintenance expenses of his home shall be given to the pastor in addition to taxable salary.

c. The Board of Directors - Trustees shall determine a reasonable and necessary salary for the Pastor, and it shall be drawn from the tithing fund.

d. The Pastor may hire, if he deems needful, men to assist him as Pastoral Assistants.

e. He shall have the option to take expenses to attend whatever conventions and meetings, both of secular and religious nature that he deems to benefit the cause of this assembly.

5. In case of resignation:

a. A Pastor desiring to leave a church must give a 30 day notice. By mutual agreement with the Church Board the time may be changed. b. After the Pastor notifies the Church Board that he desires to change pastorates, there shall be no changes made in the by-laws and officers until a new Pastor is chosen and endorsed by the assembly. c. The new Pastor shall be chosen by the Church Board and must be endorsed by a majority of the members of the assembly by secret ballot. d. In no case shall the name of more than one minister be submitted to the church for consideration as pastor at any one business meeting.

6. In case of moral or ethical misconduct:

a. Any accusation of moral or ethical misconduct must be submitted in writing to the Vice-President, and must be signed by the individual(s) making said accusation. Under no circumstance shall accusation be received verbally or without signature.

Accusations will be received from church members in good standing.

b. If in the judgment of the majority of the Church Board, the accusation is without foundation, the matter shall be dismissed.

c. If in the judgment of the majority of the Church Board the accusation is to be further considered, a written complaint will be submitted to the Board of Elders and the officials in the organization in which the Pastor holds credentials. The Church Board will have the power to take appropriate action up to and including dismissal of the Pastor.

7. In case of a long-term debilitating and incapacitating condition:

a. The Vice-President shall call a meeting of the church board and if in the opinion of a majority of the church board there is sufficient reason to believe the pastor will not be able to return and perform his duties, the board has the power to take action up to and including removal of the pastor.

8. In case of Death:

a. A Pastor is selected by the Board of Directors and ratified by the members of the assembly by secret ballot. b. There are to be no changes made in the By-laws, membership roster, or officers until a new Pastor is selected, ratified, and takes office.

Section Four - Vice-President

1. This Officer shall be appointed by the Pastor from among the Board Members, and ratified by the assembly.

2. The duties of the Vice-President shall be:

a. The Vice-President shall act as the Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation. The Pastor may appoint a treasurer to assist with the financial duties of said Corporation.

b. To pay all regular bills of the assembly and to make all other disbursements as authorized by the assembly and pastor. c. To receive, care for, and deposit all funds of the assembly.

d. To keep proper records of all such receipts and deposits.

e. The assembly shall call for an annual report from the Vice- President / Chief Financial Officer and shall audit the books once a year. The assembly may also call for quarterly reports, but must provide a 30 day preparation period.

Section Five - Assistants to the Pastor

1. The Pastor may appoint any or all of the following positions as he deems necessary: Assistant Pastor(s), Director(s) of extensions, Music Minister, Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Leaders, Ladies Auxiliary Leader, and/or any other position needed.

2. The duties of the officer shall be directed by the Pastor.

Section Six - Secretary

1. The Secretary shall be appointed by the church for a one tear term.

2. The responsibilities of the secretary shall be:

a. To take minutes and to preserve records of business proceedings and all other papers belonging to the assembly. b. The Corporate Secretary is responsible for all copies of Article of Incorporation, Articles of Faith, By-laws, Member Roster, and all records of financial and business transaction shall be held in principle office of Corporation. All electronically stored records must be printable. c. To assist the Chief Financial Officer with financial reports and other duties as assigned. d. To assist the Pastor in all correspondence as the Pastor deems necessary.

Section Seven - Dismissal of Officers and Board Members

1. Any officer or Board member manifesting a lack of interest or quality, or guilty of unbecoming conduct, not working in harmony with the Pastor, failing to attend services of reasonable amount of time, and failing to support the church in financial matters, must be removed from office.

2. Any officer may be removed by the Pastor at the Pastor's discretion.

ARTIVLE V

THE CHURCH BOARD

Section One - Powers

Subject to the provisions of the California Nonprofit Corporation Law and these by -laws, the business and affairs of the corporation shall be managed, and all the corporate powers shall be exercised, by or under the direction of the Church Board.

Section Two - Board of Directors - Trustees

1. The Board of Directors shall act as the Board of Trustees.

2. The Board of Directors - Trustees is made up of the following; The President which is the Pastor, the Vice-President, the Secretary of the corporation, and any additional officers proposed by the Pastor and approved by the assembly.

3. Their duties shall be to hold all property belonging to the assembly in trust for the assembly. To make all legal requirements and transactions in which the assembly will dictate, and look after repairs as directed by the Pastor and assembly.

4. In case of Vacancy of Pastorate the Board of Directors - Trustees shall use their authority to call a Pastor of like faith according to these by-laws Article IV, Section 3. Be it understood that their decision must be endorsed by a majority vote of the members present, this is by secret ballot. All other business must be endorsed by the majority vote of the members present.

5. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors - Trustees may be held without call at such time as shall from time to time be fixed by the Board of Directors - Trustees.

Section Three - Church Board Members

1. The Church Board Members shall consist of the Board of Directors - Trustees, and up to 6 additional church members at large.

2. Church Board Members will be appointed by the Pastor and are subject to ratification by the members of the assembly.

3. The Church Board shall care for the business affairs of the assembly.

4. The Church Board shall serve without compensation except they shall be allowed such reimbursement of expenses as may be determined by resolution of the board to be just and reasonable. If a Director - Trustee or officer shall also be an employee of Apostolic Rock Church, they shall receive a reasonable salary for services rendered in their capacity as employee only.

5. Meetings of the Church Board may be called by the chairman/ president or vice president of the Church Board.

6. Place of Meetings: Regular meetings of the Board of Directors - Trustees may be held at any place within or outside the Sate of California that has been designated from time to time by resolution of the Church Board. In the absence of such designation, regular meetings shall be held at the principal executive office or the corporation. Special meetings of the board shall be held at any place within or outside the State of California that has been designated in the notice of the meeting or, if not stated in the notice, or if there is no notice, at the principal executive office of the corporation. Notwithstanding the above provisions of this section, a regular or special meeting of the board of directors may be held at any place consented to in writing by all the board members, either before or after the meeting. If consents are given, they shall be filed with the minutes of the meeting. Any meeting, regular or special, may be held by conference telephone or similar communication equipment, so long as all directors participating in the meeting can hear one another, and all such directors shall be deemed to be present in person at such meeting.

7. Regular annual meetings of the Church Board shall be held without call or notice at the corporation's principal office, provided however, should that said day fall on a legal holiday, the regular meeting shall be held at the same time and place on the next day thereafter ensuing which is a free business day. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct such business as may come before the Church Board. All Church Board Members must be informed of all said meetings.

8. Written or verbal notification of any special meeting of the Church Board shall be given to each Member.

9. Quorums: A majority of the authorized number of directors/ deacons constitutes a quorum for transaction of business, except in meetings related to the election of a pastor - in such cases two-thirds shall constitute a quorum.

10. Waiver of Notice: The transactions of any meeting of the board of directors, however called and noticed or wherever held, shall be as valid as though taken at a meeting duly held after regular call and notice, if a quorum is present.

11. Any action required or permitted to be taken by the Church Board may be taken without a meeting if all members of the board shall individually or collectively consent in writing or verbally to such action. Such written or verbal consent must be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Church Board. Action by written consent has the same force and effect as the unanimous vote of the directors.

12. The Pastor may, at his discretion, dismiss one or more Church Board Members, or dissolve the entire board and appoint new Church Board Members. In the case of a new pastor there shall be no change in the church board for a period of one year.

ARTICLE VI

BOARD OF ELDERS

1. The Board of Elders are appointed by the Pastor and ratified by the Church Board by a majority vote.

2. The Board of Elders Consist of no less than three Ordained Ministers.

3. The duties of the Board of Elders are to hold the Pastor accountable should any moral or ethical misconduct arise. The Board of Elders may investigate any accusation in accordance to Article IV, section 3, and present their finding to the Church Board. They will work directly with the Church Board but have no say within the assembly, and the members therein.

ARTICLE VII

MINISTRY

Section One - Ministerial Licensing Committee

1. The Pastor shall appoint a committee to assist him in investigation and questioning any applicant for general ministerial license or certificate of ordination.

Section Two - Qualifications and Requirements for General License

1. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

2. Anyone desiring minister's license with the Apostolic Rock Church must believe, embrace, preach, and teach in accordance with the Articles of Faith of the Apostolic Rock Church.

3. All applicants shall be willing to submit to questioning and/or investigation by the licensing committee.

4. All applicants must have proven himself faithful and have shown evidence of necessary ability and anointing.

5. All Applicants for license must have read the Bible in its entirety, along with books and materials required by the Pastor.

6. All applicants shall have shown themselves, by their life and conduct, to be above reproach according to I Tim. 3: 1 - 7 and Titus 2: 7 - 11.

7. The acceptance, deferral, or rejection of any applicant shall be the prerogative of the licensing committee and their decision shall not be appealed.

Section Three - Qualifications and Requirements for Certificate of Ordination

1. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.

2. Must have held General License or equivalent for at least one year, meeting all qualifications thereof. Pastoral experience can be counted in lieu of a General License if deemed so by Pastor.

3. All applicants shall be willing to submit to questioning and/or investigation by the licensing committee.

4. All applicants must have thoroughly and actively proven their ministry.

5. Any ordination service must be presided over by the Pastor, or approved by the Pastor.

6. The acceptance, deferral, or rejection of any applicant shall be the prerogative of the licensing committee and their decision shall not be appealed.

Section Four - Validity of License and Certificate of Ordination

1. Licenses and certificates must be signed by the Pastor and Secretary of the Apostolic Rock Church of Bakersfield.

2. All licenses and certificates are void without a current fellowship card.

3. In case of misconduct, unfaithfulness, or violation of the Articles of Faith, the license or certificate of ordination may be revoked by the licensing committee at any time.

4. Any minister withdrawing from fellowship or being guilty of misconduct shall be required to return his license or certificate of ordination and fellowship card to the Pastor.

ARTICLE VIII

YOUTH LEADER / SUNDAY - SCHOOL SUPERINTENDANT

1. The Sunday-School Superintendent shall handle all Sunday school responsibilities and shall be appointed by the Pastor for a period of one year.

2. The Youth Leader shall be appointed by the Pastor, handle all responsibilities of the youth department and serve for a period of one year.

ARTICLE IX

PROPERTY

1. If at any time the church decides to purchase property, the Church Board shall look after the business matter and present their findings to the assembly. Then when the assembly majority decides upon the purchase of the site the Board of Directors - Trustees will have the authority to purchase.

2. If at any time the church decides to sell property, the Board of Directors - Trustees shall look after the business matter and present it to the assembly. Then when the majority of the assembly decides upon the sale, the Board of Directors - Trustees will have the authority to sell.

3. All moneys from the sale of properties must be used in the best interest of the assembly to benefit the corporation. The moneys from the sale of property are not to be used for Pastor's retirement fund or personal investments.

4. The title of the property shall be in the name of the Corporation.

5. The titles of the properties owned by the assembly shall be held by the Board of Directors - Trustees.

ARTICLE X

BUSINESS MEETING

Section 1 - Meeting

1. A business meeting of the assembly must be announced publicly in at least 3 services. The first announcement being at least ten days from the meeting date. The business meeting will take place the last Monday of January or shortly thereafter.

a. A majority vote of the members present shall be the deciding factor.
b. A quorum of 33% or higher of the registered church membership must be present before business may be transacted, with the exception of instances in Article X, Section 3.

Section Two - Vote

1. A majority of the members present at any business meeting shall be the deciding factor.

Section Three

1. In business meetings relating to the election of a Pastor or a revision of the By-laws a quorum shall be 66% or above of the registered church membership. This vote shall be secret ballot.

Section Four - Voting Age

1. The minimum age of a member voting in a local business meeting shall be 18 years of age.

ARTICLE XI

FACILITIES

Section One - Use OF Facilities

1. The use of Church Facilities / Property outside of the regular church activities shall be at the discretion of the Church Board.

2. The Apostolic Rock Church does not rent, lease, or otherwise use the church for weddings other than for its own members. Individuals must accept the articles of faith and adhere to the teachings of the church to become members.

3. Marriage is defined in Bible and in these By-laws as being the union between a man and a woman.

a. Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. (Heb 13:4) b. What the world as a whole does or allows may not be controlled by the church. The church only controls or allows what its membership consist of.

c. "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Gen 2:24)

d. "And he answered and said unto them. Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female. And said, for this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." (Matt 19:4-6)

e. "Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband." (1 Cor. 7:2)

f. "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.

This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let everyone of you in particular so love his wife even as himself: and the wife see that she reverence her husband." (Eph 5:23-25)

ARTICLE XII

RECORD OF ADOPTION

The Apostolic Rock Church of Bakersfield, California, also informally known and herein referred to as Apostolic Rock Church has met this day in a duly called business meeting with a quorum of members present and caused these by-laws to be adopted as the forgoing form of local government by the following vote: __________for and __________against.

On this _____day of ____________ year_________.

* These by-laws supersede any known by-laws past or present.

_________________________________________
Pastor, Corporate President
_________________________________________
Vice - President
_________________________________________
Church Secretary


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