ARTICLE I NAME
The name of this church or corporation shall be the New Beginnings Church of Lynnwood, Washington.
ARTICLE II PURPOSE
By faith in God, in obedience to Jesus Christ’s command in Matthew 28:19, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Purpose of New Beginnings Church is to make Disciples, who reach upward to exalt God, inward to edify the church, outward to evangelize the world, in order to bring glory to God.
ARTICLE III EFCA ARTICLE OF FAITH
ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP
The membership of this church shall consist of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have acknowledged substantial agreement with the faith, practices and covenant of New Beginnings Church; and who have been received into the membership by regular action of the church.
ARTICLE V OFFICERS
The officers of this church shall be President (Church Chairman), Vice President (Church Vice-Chairman), Secretary (Church Secretary) and Treasurer (Church Treasurer).
Also the Elders, Deacons and Deaconesses shall be elected in accordance with the by-laws of this Church and must be citizens of the United States.
ARTICLE VI MEETINGS
Regular Worship Services, the Lord’s Supper, and Baptismal services shall be conducted as determined by the Pastor and church board.
ARTICLE VII AMENDMENTS
This constitution may be amended by a three-fourths majority vote of members present and voting at any business meeting provided such amendments have been submitted in writing at a previous business meeting and posted at least one month prior to voting.
ARTICLE VIII STANDING
This church shall be free and independent, remaining its own highest authority and conduct its business through its business sessions. The church shall cooperate with the Evangelical Free Church of America and its branches, and with the Pacific Northwest District Conference of the Evangelical Free Church by sending delegates to conferences, supporting Home and Foreign Missions and uniting in any mutual efforts for the furtherance of the gospel as the Church itself may officially decide.
ARTICLE IX DISSOLUTION AND PROPERTY RIGHTS
Dissolution shall be understood as occurring when fewer than five (5) active members in good standing remain or no services or activities of the church have occurred for thirty (30) days. If this happens all decisions regarding the property and buildings will be made by a three-fourths majority vote of members present at any business meeting. The decision of these members will be to review or use the values thereof for further gospel enterprises.