Effective constitutions, by-laws, and policy statements are necessary for the local churches to function within the state, province and country where they exist.
While we encourage legal counsel in all these matters, there are various topics and situations that should be considered. While the resources below apply primarily in the United States, churches in other countries can use these as guidelines to structure things within their own contexts.
For consideration of how a church can be legally constituted.
For help protecting the church against lawsuits over moral issues and related issues.
For help in formulating a plan for dealing with physical threats to the church, abuse, etc.