Article I Principle Office:
The principle office of the Corporation and Ministry is located at: 806 Rosemere Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904.
Article II Structure of Ministry, Civil, and Ecclesiastical:
2.1 Civil Structure. The civil officers of the corporation may be an Executive Director, an Executive Assistant, a Director of Spiritual Research, a Director of Spiritual Education, a Director of Charity, a Secretary, a Treasurer or other officers as the corporation shall establish.
2.1.1 The Executive Director shall be the Chairman of the Board and Spiritual Leader, and shall preside at all meetings and shall make an annual report to the status and condition of the corporation. The Executive Director shall sign all certificates, contracts, deeds and other instruments of the corporation. During the absence or disability of the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant shall exercise all the powers and discharge all the duties of the Executive Director.
2.1.2 The Director of Spiritual Research shall exercise input on the spiritual content of the church material and shall be diligent to the act of improving the overall research standards of the church.
2.1.3 The Director of Spiritual Education shall exercise input on the teaching of the church material and shall be diligent to the act of improving the overall teaching standards of the church.
2.1.4 The Director of Charity shall exercise input on the charitable programs of the church and shall be diligent to the act of improving the overall charity standards of the church.
2.1.5 The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings, have charge of the corporate books and shall make such reports and perform such duties as are required of him or her by the corporation.
2.1.5 The Treasurer shall have custody of all monies and securities of the corporation and shall keep regular books of account. He or she shall disburse the funds of the corporation in payment of the just demands against the corporation, or as many be required. He or she shall make an accounting of all transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the corporation.
2.1.6 The officers of the corporation shall hold offices until their successors are duly appointed and qualified.
2.2 Ecclesiastically, the Ministry shall be composed of: The Board of Advisors
Article III The Board of Advisors, Executive Director and Board of Directors:
3.1 The Board of Advisors will be between three and seven in number and shall advise the Executive Director.
3.1.1 The Board of Advisors shall be appointed by the Executive Director for a term of three years. The terms shall be computed from the day of their appointment and each member may hold office until such time as an alternative appointment is made.
3.1.2 In the event a vacancy in the Board of Advisors occurs, the Executive Director may fill such vacancy by appointment.
3.2 The Executive Director shall have the power to exercise all powers necessary for the operation of the Ministry, expressed or implied, which shall be necessary and proper to carry out all the executive functions, and all other powers both civil and ecclesiastical as the Executive Director may determine.
3.2.1 The Executive Director shall be appointed by a retiring Executive Director. In the event of a sudden loss of an Executive Director, the Executive Assistant will become Executive Director.
3.2.2 The first Executive Director of the Ministry shall be Timothy Alexander Woolsey.
3.2.3 The officers shall be appointed by the Executive Director. The Executive director shall authorize any other officers, or agents of the Ministry, or any other officer so authorized by these Bylaws, to enter into any contract or execute and deliver any instrument in the name of or on behalf of the Ministry, and such authority may be general or may be confined to a specific incidence.
3.3 The Board of Directors shall be between one and three in number. The Chairman of the Board shall be the Spiritual leader.
3.3.1 In the event a vacancy in the Board of Directors occurs, the Chairman of the Board shall fill such vacancy by appointment.
Article IV Meetings:
4.1 The annual meeting of the Ministry shall be held on the first Saturday of April of each year. At that meeting Directors shall be nominated and appointed to office as appropriate.
4.2 Special Meetings may be called by the Board of Advisors, Board of Directors or the Executive Director as they in their discretion deem necessary. Notices for the calling of such special meetings shall be given to all members in writing with seven days notice.
Article V Rules and Regulations:
5.1 The Board of Directors may adopt, by unanimous vote, such rules of procedure and regulations governing the conduct of its business and the organization of the Ministry as they may deem necessary, proper and expedient.
5.1.1 There can be no appeal of the decision and determinations of the Board of Directors.
Article VI Amendments to the Bylaws:
The provisions of the Bylaws may be modified, or amended by unanimous vote of the members of the Board of Directors at a regular or special meeting. As soon as the proposed amendments have been adopted, results of the vote shall be announced by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, whereupon such amendments shall be in full force of effect.