2. This is followed by a letter of intent detailing how the process and details of the merger would be accepted by each meeting. Since statutes and practices generally differ, it is important to clarify how each church will execute the terms of the agreement if the merger is completed. Once the preliminary discussions on the intention to merge have taken place, the paperwork begins. The first document you need to draft is the Memorandum of Understanding. It`s your document “just so we`re clear about everything.” It will guide you through the merger process and protect both parties from misunderstandings that can cause you to deviate from your trajectory and jeopardize your reputation. Think of it as the somewhat uncomfortable DTR conversation (defining the relationship) you have after a few dates. This document does not require a lawyer, but should include the following sections. agreements, plans, policies, programs or similar agreements in effect at closing.

8. Services in both churches are affected by the merger. A paragraph on those who will be prosecuted, added or deleted is essential. Missionaries or other non-profit organizations currently supported by either church should be notified when their funding changes, and it should be clearly determined who will be included in the church`s new budget. Merged churches often miss the step of clarifying the future of the new ministry. We can help you with this. We guided communities to successfully manage the most important conversations, find direction, and start with unity and health. We are happy to help you. Let`s talk about it. God is the author and perfecter of our faith, but He allows us to seek wisdom. Remember the old adage, “People without a plan will plan to fail!” If you require further advice or assistance in ecclesiastical matters, please contact Pastoral Care, Inc.

6.2.2, a duly performed consideration for a contract of employment for the employment of Pastor Xxxxxxxx (the “Xxxxxxxx Employment Contract”) in the form attached to Appendix G; and A merger between churches is like a marriage between people. Two independent units meet under a unifying alliance and witnesses. Although the Union is ultimately spiritual, there are still legal issues that need to be clarified before the two become one in the eyes of the state. This article describes the legal considerations of a church merger. This is not a recipe for the success of marriage, but a roadmap for mixing families. It`s not very romantic, but it`s necessary. What is your strategy for bringing together the staff of the two churches? Who will be the main communicator of this new church after the merger of the two churches into one? One. The NRC Seniors Council approved the “NCPC Resolution” as attached to Exhibit A and approved the amalgamation agreement to authorize the cessation of operations as an independent church by amalgamation with and into SBC North Ridge. But one of the most overlooked and perhaps most important issues is guiding each community through fusion. How will the Sr. Pastor and Sr. leadership team of the leading Church build trust with the church congregation that is joining? If they preach there several times, you will hold town hall meetings or “ask for anything” meetings with Sr.

Chief? Will you provide a written set of FAQs for each community? Are they governed by staff or the board of directors? Will the members of the board of directors of the member church sit on the current board of directors? What does the Church vote on and what does it not vote on? Is each church a denominational church or a non-denominational church? What committees, if any, are there in each church? Many churches idealistically embark on a fusion, thinking that they will merge their cultures. It rarely works. While it is possible to build on the strengths and adopt the best practices of both churches, one culture will surpass and should surpass the other if it truly wants to become a church. There are many things that can go well. and false. In a church merger, that`s why it`s important to determine your compatibility. If your congregation is considering a merger in the future, make sure that the leadership teams of both churches consider and discuss the following 10 potential chord breakers and take the same side before presenting the idea to your individual churches. It may sound like a shotgun wedding, but it`s not. If all the details of the concentration are open and on paper, interested parties can reach a conclusion relatively easily. There will also be responses to opponents that may emerge in the weeks or years following the merger. We have allies, which is basically the same, just a different choice of words.

Allies sign an agreement to be faithful to God and to service. The merger agreement is what is approved or rejected by the Church. Except in rare cases, most corporate bylaws regarding churches require some sort of church vote to approve a merger, indictment, or dissolution of the company. This document is therefore what the two Churches will use as conditions for their new relationship. It`s like a prenuptial agreement designed to protect each other in the unlikely event of a separation. 7.3 Entire Agreement; Modification. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all prior and competing agreements, and when the time comes for the members of each Church to vote on the merger, a special meeting should be called to submit a vote with all the terms and conditions of the merger for a vote. At the end of the process, a corporate voting certificate will be created. This document, which must be completed within 90 days of the vote, certifies that the vote took place at a specific place and time, that a quorum of members was present, and that the measure was approved by a majority in accordance with the statutes of the Church.