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The Form Gallery, Issue #032 - Church Bylaws Sample & Guidelines
January 28, 2011

Church Bylaws Sample & Guidelines

I now have the Church Bylaws sample and Guidelines available for those of you who are just starting your own church and/or need help starting your ministry.

Also below are the InKind Donation Form and 2 more job descriptions (Youth Minister and Director of Music/Worship Coordinator) just recently added.

The Christmas/New Year Special for Shepherdbase (Church Membership Database) for $29.99 will be ending Monday (January 31, 2011).

You can click here or see below for more information regarding Shepherdbase. Shepherdbase will give you an easier and more convenient way to track church members and their contributions and so much more.


Church Bylaws Sample & Guidelines
Free Church Forms CD (300+ Forms)
Church Offering Envelope Templates
"Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office" Ebook Table of Contents
New Free Church Forms Web Pages
Shepherdbase & Bonus

Church Bylaws Sample & Guidelines

Church bylaws act as the governing documents of a new church or an existing church and are typically originally formulated at the church’s foundation.

Guidelines to Writing Church Bylaws

  • Meet with the church board to decide your bylaws and determine the focus of your church. The secretary of the board should take minutes for the bylaw meeting.
  • Write the church’s official name, bank documents, bills, bank accounts and other pertinent documentation.
  • Define the church’s purpose, what you plan to address through your ministries, and your legal status. Is your church a registered tax-exempt non-profit organization or do you have another tax status? This will help you define how you will operate in terms of donations and it’s very important. Only non-profit organizations can accept tax-deductible donations.
  • Discuss the denomination of your church, If your church belongs to a specific denomination, it’s important that you mention this in your bylaws. This will help guide your church’s statement of faith or what your congregation holds to be true.
  • Click here for the rest of the Church Bylaws Guidelines and to download Church Bylaws sample.

Free Church Forms CD (300+ Forms)

All the free church forms on are all in one CD. This awesome collection of free church forms, certificates, flyers all for one special price of $9.99 plus $6.00 shipping (in the U.S.).

The FCF CD includes:

  • •Free church forms, certificates, flyers...(300+ files each in PDF and Microsoft Office Word or Excel format).

  • Table of Contents that includes folders/subfolders named the page in which they were generated and the name of the files under the folders.

  • Free Bonus - Church Offering Envelope Templates#2 (short and long) are included in the CD.

  • Also included is the free ebook - "Top Ten Tips to Organize Office".
Click here to purchase the Free Church Forms CD.

Church Offering Envelope Templates

The Church Offering Envelope templates are a great way to save your church some money in this rough economy today. All you need is a computer, printer and blank envelopes.

The Offering Envelope Templates measure 4 1/8 x 9 1/2 in (size 10) and 3 5/8 x 6 1/2 in (size 6 3/4) and fit in most pew racks. These are your normal sized envelopes you buy in the store (short and long). They are customizable to where you can just insert your church name and print on your office or home printer. All you need is Microsoft Word 2007, buy your blank envelopes and print - very easy!

Your church members will be pleased with how these tithes envelopes represent both the Lord and your church.

Click here to access the Church Offering templates.

"Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office" Ebook

This ebook is free to my newsletter customers/readers as a "Thank You" for subscribing to my newsletter. I have worked in several different secretarial areas with different jobs and I have learned the hard way how to organize more than one office. Take advantage of these tips in this free ebook and they will you to get your office organized. There will be other benefits you will find in my newsleters as time goes on so always open and read them so you don't miss out! The "Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office"Ebook is available to download. Just click on the link below that leads to the page where you can download and receive your free copy today.

  • "Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office" Free Ebook
  • Table of Contents

    The Table of Contents is available here. You now have access to more than a 180+ free church forms listed in alphabetical order. I keep it updated with new church forms as I create them. I have them in categories so that you can just click on the form you want and it will lead you to that page.

    Just click on the link below for the free FCF Table Of Contents. Enjoy! :)

  • Table of Contents

  • New Free Church Forms Web Pages

    I will be adding to these pages and adding new web pages as time goes along but I will let you know through this newsletter so don't miss an issue!

    Shepherdbase has a Christmas/New Year's Special Price of only $29.99 through end of January 2011 and you will receive 2 Offering Envelope Templates free as a Bonus! Hurry and Enjoy these Savings - Happy New Year!

    Shepherdbase (church membership database) will:

    • Track member's information
    • Track member's contributions and automates Annual Contribution Letters
    • Filter church member's information with the click of a button
    • Track Youth Camp Tuition/Concession
    Shepherdbase is a very simple and user friendly database, but very powerful.

    FYI: I have included a bonus now for purchasing the church membership database (Shepherdbase). If you purchase Shepherdbase you will receive as a Bonus two Offering Envelope templates free. You just download (need Microsoft Word 2007), customize and print - very easy!

    If you purchased Shepherdbase in the past and would like to receive these Offering Envelope templates free, please just contact me and I will email them to you.


    You can easily contact me through the my email: I will get back promptly with any questions you might have. God Bless You!


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