Church By-laws & Constitutions


The following are sample by-laws from churches that have instituted Biblical Eldership for their church governance. While incorporation laws differ from state to state (or province to province), these will give you some ideas to work with.

Biblical Eldership Resources does not vouch for their legality and suitability for every situation. These are presented simply as examples of how some churches with a plurality of Biblically qualified elders have set up their corporate structure. There is no “right” way to do this and we highly recommend that your church retains legal counsel for any such matters being considered in your corporate or leadership structure.

Community Bible Church

Littleton Bible Chapel

Crossroads Bible Fellowship