Glorifying God by working together to build healthy churches

Constitution

CONSTITUTION OF THE
B.C. CONFERENCE
OF THE MENNONITE BRETHREN CHURCH    

ARTICLE 1.  NAME.

 The name of the Society is "The B.C. Conference of The Mennonite Brethren Church" and shall hereafter be called the "Society".

ARTICLE 2.  PURPOSES.

 The purposes of the Society are:

  1. to glorify God our Father and Jesus Christ our Saviour and Lord by carrying out His will in our churches in the power of the Holy Spirit. This purpose is accomplished as our churches are encouraged and assisted in ministry by promoting unity, worship, evangelism, discipleship, education, compassionate caring, peacemaking, and stewardship.

  2. to build a healthy church by establishing new churches and helping existing churches to be healthy.

  3. to advance Christian education so that people will be equipped for a life of discipleship and ministry.

  4. to issue publications of various kinds which will promote the interest of the Society;

  5. to employ and support Christian workers who shall serve in accordance with the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith and with the By-laws of the Society;

  6. to collect and maintain funds; to receive gifts, bequests, and donations; and

  7. to own, secure, and administer property, land and sites; to contract and be contracted with; to convey, exchange, lease, mortgage, encumber, transfer upon trust or otherwise dispose of property, real or personal, all for the purpose of promoting the interests of the Society. 

ARTICLE 3. DISSOLUTION, WINDING UP.

If upon dissolution or winding up of the Society there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any property whatsoever, that property shall not be paid to or distributed among the members but shall revert to the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches, or, if not in existence, then to the General Conference of the Mennonite Brethren Churches, or if not in existence, then to some other Canadian charitable organization or organizations having cognate or similar objects, provided that such organization is a charitable organization within the meaning of the Income Tax Act for the time being in force.  Such organization or organizations shall be determined by a majority of members attending the first meeting called by the liquidator on the dissolution or winding up of the Society.  This clause is unalterable.