CONSTITUTION FOR THE GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

ARTICLE I

The name of this Church shall be Grace Baptist Church, incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington.

ARTICLE II

This Fellowship confesses faith in the Word of God, the Sacred Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as the only perfect rule of faith, doctrine and conduct.

ARTICLE III

The aim and purpose of this Fellowship shall be to promulgate the Gospel of Jesus Christ; to extend missionary work, to lead souls into the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, to cultivate Christian unity upon the basis of the Word of God.

ARTICLE IV

This Fellowship may co-operate with other Christian groups in the furtherance of the Gospel, but will not, at any time, relinquish its’ independence as an Independent Baptist Church to do so.

ARTICLE V

The annual meeting of the Fellowship shall be held in the month of January, at which the election of officers shall take place, and other business be transacted in accordance with the by-laws of this church.

ARTICLE VI (a)

In the case of a division of the Fellowship, from which may God in His mercy preserve us, the property of the Fellowship shall belong to those who abide by this constitution. (b) In case of dissolution of this Fellowship the property shall be sold to the best advantage and the proceeds thereof be equally divided among the Missionaries supported by the Church for use in furthering the aims of Article III.

ARTICLE VII

Revisions of and additions to this Constitution shall be made at an annual meeting, and must obtain at least two-thirds of the votes cast. A motion covering the proposed change must be presented and discussed at least three months previously at a general meeting of the Fellowship.

ARTICLE VIII

Articles II, III, IV, VI (a), and VIII of this Constitution cannot be repealed or revised.