ARTICLE I.           NAME

The name of this congregation shall be Christ Our Savior (Evangelical) Lutheran Church of Louisburg, located in Miami County, Kansas.

ARTICLE II.          MISSION

Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church’s mission is to Strengthen faith, Build hope and Share love in Christ our Savior.  The purpose of this congregation shall be to preach and teach the Word of God and to rightly administer the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and Holy Communion. As such, this congregation shall be a religious organization established and maintained not for profit, but to promote the Christian religion and maintain the public ministry through the public and private administration of the means of grace in accordance with the confessional basis set forth in Article III below.  In case of a vacancy in the office of an Ordained or Commissioned worker, the congregation shall notify the President of the District so that he may assist in temporarily filling the vacancy and also give assistance in regard to the calling of a new pastor or Commissioned worker.

ARTICLE III.           CONFESSIONAL BASIS

This congregation accepts without reservation:

A. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired and written Word of God and the only rule and norm of faith and practice; and

B. The Symbolic Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a true and accurate statement and exposition of the Word of God, which books include:

  1. The three Ecumenical Creeds (being the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed);

  2. The unaltered Augsburg Confession;

  3. The Apology of the Augsburg Confession;

  4. The Smalcald Articles;

  5. The Large Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther;

  6. The Small Catechism of Dr. Martin Luther; and

  7. The Formula of Concord.

ARTICLE IV.            MEMBERSHIP

The membership of this congregation shall include Baptized Members and Confirmed Members. Baptized Members shall include all persons who have been baptized in the name of the Triune God and have been placed under the pastoral care of this congregation. Confirmed Members shall include those persons who are baptized and have met the requirements of the congregation in the matter of Confirmation. Confirmed membership may also be acquired through reaffirmation, profession of faith, or transfer from another Lutheran congregation. It is expected that all Confirmed Members shall faithfully use the Word of God, attend public worship, celebrate Holy Baptism and frequently partake of Holy Communion. It is further expected that Confirmed Members will give evidence of a Christian faith through a Christian life and by the contributions of their time, talent and treasure as God has prospered them for the maintenance and extension of His church. All Confirmed Members shall agree to faithfully abide by this Constitution. Voting Members shall include all Confirmed Members, except on matters requiring legal voting age.

ARTICLE V                CALLED CHURCH WORKERS

This congregation has the right to call ordained and commissioned ministers. Said office shall be conferred only on such pastor or candidate who professes and adheres to the confessional basis of this congregation as set forth in Article III above, who is qualified for his work, who has been endorsed by the Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod, and who is or will become a member of said Synod.

 

ARTICLE VI.                  AUTHORITY OF THE CONGREGATION

The authority of this congregation is invested in its Voting Members. Accordingly, no arrangement or decision, though proceeding from a member or a group of members in the congregation, shall be valid unless made in the name of the congregation and in accordance with the powers delegated by the Voting Members. The Voting Members shall receive into their number Confirmed Members who wish to become Voting Members and who qualify as Voting Members in accordance with Article IV above. The Voting Members shall retain the authority to remove Confirmed Members who fail to meet the standards for Confirmed Members as set forth in said Article IV and, if appropriate and in accordance with Scripture, discipline and even excommunicate Confirmed Members. The Voting Members shall retain and not delegate the authority of the congregation to call Pastors, teachers or other personnel eligible to receive a call. The Voting Members shall also retain and not delegate the authority to elect officers of the congregation. Any action by the Voting Members to remove a called person from his or her office shall be in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Bylaws and shall be consistent with applicable Scriptural principles.

 

ARTICLE VII.                     AFFILIATION

This congregation shall be a member of the Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod and its Kansas District. Such affiliation shall continue as long as the Synod and District conform to the congregation's confessional basis as set forth in Article III above.

 

ARTICLE VIII.                   OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES

  1. The Corporate Officers of this congregation shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

  2. The Church Council will be comprised of the Corporate Officers and the duly appointed Chairmen of Committees as may be prescribed by the Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE IX.                     DIVISION

If a division of the Confirmed members should occur on account of doctrine or practice, the property of the congregation (including the benefits connected therewith) and the authority of the congregation shall remain with those Confirmed members who continue to adhere in confession and practice to the confessional basis set forth in Article III above as determined in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures of the Synod then in effect. If division takes place for any reason other than doctrine or practice, the property (including the benefits connected therewith) and the authority of the congregation shall remain with those Voting Members who represent a majority provided, however, that said majority continues to adhere in confession and practice to the confessional basis set forth in Article III above. Any such dispute shall be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures of the Synod then in effect. In the event this congregation dissolves, the property and all rights connected therewith shall be transferred to the Kansas District or such District of the Lutheran Church -Missouri Synod of which the congregation is then a member.

 

ARTICLE X.                    CONGREGATIONAL ENDOWMENT FUND

  1. This congregation shall have a Congregation Endowment Fund.  This fund shall be called Christ Our Savior Endowment Fund.

  2. The purpose of the Endowment Fund will be to further the proclamation of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by giving a long term vision for the church’s ministry by providing financial support of outreach projects above and beyond the normal scope of the congregation’s operational budget.  This could include, but is not limited to: 1) Missions;  2) Social Ministry; 3) Building Programs; and 4) Scholarships and Continuing Education.

  3. Gifts and bequests to the Fund shall be used only for projects and programs, which are consistent with the Guidelines of the Fund.  Projects and programs selected to be funded shall be recommended by the Board of Endowment and approved by the Church Council.

 

ARTICLE XI.                     BYLAWS AND AMENDMENTS

Bylaws may be amended in accordance with whatever provisions for amendment are provided for in the Bylaws. This Constitution may be amended by the Voting Members of the congregation at either a regular Voters' meeting or a special Voters' meeting called for that purpose provided, however, that the proposed amendment(s) does (do) not conflict with the provisions laid down in Articles II and III of this Constitution and provided further that the proposed Amendment(s) has (have) been submitted to the previous meeting of the Voting Members. The affirmative vote of a simple majority of the Voting Members present and voting at the meeting shall be required for adoption of any amendment(s).

 

 

BY- LAWS

ARTICLE I                           MEMBERSHIP

  1. Baptized Membership

    1. Reception -Baptized members are received through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, either by being baptized in this congregation, or by transfer from another congregation in fellowship with us where they have been baptized, or by a written affirmation that they have been baptized in another Christian church. Their reception shall be reported to the Administrative Council and approved by the Voters' Assembly.

    2. Duties -Baptized members shall conform their lives to the rule of God's Word.

    3. Termination -Baptized members shall have their membership terminated for the same reasons that communicant membership is terminated insofar as these reasons are applicable.

  2. Communicant Membership

  3. Reception -Communicant members are received through the rite of confirmation, or by transfer from a congregation in fellowship with us, or by profession or reaffirmation of the Christian faith, if such faith agrees with the doctrinal standard prescribed in Article III of this Constitution.

  4. Duties -Communicant members shall conform their entire lives to the rule of God's Word and to that end:

    1. Attend worship services faithfully.

    2. Lead Christian lives and not live in open works of the flesh (Galatians 5, 10-21).

    3. Attend the Lord's Table frequently.

    4. Contribute regularly and faithfully, as God has prospered them, toward the building of Christ's Kingdom in the congregation and throughout the world;

    5. Devote their time and talents to the extension of God's Kingdom;

    6. Permit themselves to be fraternally admonished and corrected when they have erred;

    7. Do not seek to be members, affiliates or supporters of organizations conflicting with the Word of God.

 

  1. Termination-

    1. Communicant members in good standing may be transferred upon their request by the pastor to another Lutheran congregation. Such transfers shall be reported to the Board of Elders and Administrative Council at their next meeting. Members who move away from the parish shall be encouraged to transfer their membership to a congregation that is nearest them and in fellowship with us.

    2. Communicant members who join congregations outside of our fellowship thereby end their membership of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church. If they will request it, they may receive a peaceful release. Their names shall be removed from the membership list by resolution of the Administrative Council.

    3. Communicant members who conduct themselves in an unchristian manner shall be admonished according to Matthew 18: 15-20. If they remain impenitent after proper admonition, they shall be excommunicated. Each case shall be presented individually to the Voters' Assembly for action. A unanimous vote by the Assembly present shall be required for excommunication. If such member deliberately absents himself from the meetings at which his case is to be discussed, or in some other manner makes it impossible to deal with him, he thereby excommunicates himself.

    4. The Board of Elders will work out detailed procedures for contacting and dealing with communicant members who have conducted themselves in an unchristian manner or whose whereabouts are unknown.

    5. Voters' Assembly Membership

      1. Duties -Voting members shall attend the meetings of the Voters' Assembly regularly, participate in the work of the congregation, and willingly accept responsibility according to ability.

      2. Termination -Termination of communicant membership automatically terminates voting membership.

 

ARTICLE II                              CALLING MINISTERS

A. Nominations

At a meeting of the Voters' Assembly properly convened, candidates for the office of the various professional ministries in the congregation shall be submitted by the nominating committee. Any voter is entitled to make additional nominations from the floor.

B. Elections

The election of a minister from the list of candidates approved by the congregation shall be by ballot. The candidate receiving the majority of all votes cast shall be considered elected. The election shall, if possible, be made unanimous by a rising vote, and the call shall be sent to the minister-elect.

 

ARTICLE III                             ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

  1. The Administrative Council shall consist of President, Vice-president, Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Finance Chairperson, Facilities Chairperson, the Board of Elders, Education Chairperson, Christian Care Chairperson, Endowment Chairperson, and Worship Chairperson. The Pastor, DCE (or other Called Worker), will serve as Administrative advisors to the Council and as ex-officio members of all Boards and Committees.

  2. Duties of the Administrative Council

                        It shall be the duty of the Administrative Council:

  1. To meet regularly. The Council shall determine frequency of meetings.

  2. To consider and discuss all matters pertaining to the general welfare of the congregation as presented by its members.

  3. To handle the continuous day-to-day operations of the congregation including authority, at its discretion, to adjust expenditures within the budget to conform with the actual financial condition of the congregation at any given time.

  4. Proposed non-budgeted expenditures shall be brought before the Administrative Council for consideration and approval.

  5. All proposed work, excluding emergency repairs and budgeted items, to be performed on the physical plant of the Church, including buildings and other capital improvements, shall be brought before the Administrative Council for its consideration and presentation to the Voters' Assembly with recommendation.

  6. To carry out the desires and actions of the Voters’ Assembly.

  7. To serve as a planning and coordinating council for the congregation, inviting leaders of auxiliary organizations and committees to meet with it at least once a year to plan and coordinate the church program and calendar of activities.

  8. In the event a chairman of a board is unable to attend a Council meeting, he may designate a replacement who shall have authority to act and vote on behalf of the chairman.

ARTICLE IV                    DUTIES OF CHURCH OFFICERS

 

  1. The President

 

It shall be the duty of the president, as chairman of the congregations

 

  1. To preside at all meetings of the Voters’ Assembly and Administrative Council.

  2. To exercise care that the meetings are held in agreement with this Constitution and its Bylaws, conducted according to Roberts’ Rules of Order in an orderly manner in accord with Christian Principles.

  3. To appoint necessary committee chairpersons to meet the needs of the congregation and the council.

  4. To supervise, in harmony with the Pastor, other Called Workers and the church officers under the Constitution and its Bylaws, and all other resolutions of the Voters’ Assembly.  He shall see that all members of the Administrative Council perform their tasks promptly and efficiently.

  5. To countersign all checks paid by the congregation.

  6. To act as one of the legal officers of the church, signing legal documents, making contracts, and representing in court when necessary.

  7. To act as an ex-officio member of each Board and Committee.

  8. The President is elected to a two-year term in the odd-numbered years and may succeed himself only once.
     

  1. The Vice President

 

  1. Shall assist the President to perform all of his duties.

  2. Shall perform the duties of the President in his absence, during his disability, or at his request.

  3. Shall succeed to the Presidency at the death, resignation, or dismissal of the President.

  4. Shall assist the President in such duties as he may assign to him.

  5. Shall serve as the head usher.

  6. Shall be designated to sign checks in the absence or disability of the President or Treasurer.

  7. To act as one of the legal officers of the church, signing legal documents, making contracts, and representing the congregation in court when necessary.

  8. The Vice-president is elected to a two-year term in the even-numbered years and may succeed himself only once.

 

  1. The Secretary

 

  1. Shall keep accurate minutes of all Voters’ Assembly and Administrative Council meetings.  These minutes shall be submitted for revision and/or approval at the following regular session.

  2. Shall preserve all approved records made by him and shall, at the expiration of his term of office, deliver them to his successor.

  3. Shall conduct the official correspondence of the Voters’ Assembly and Administrative Council.

  4. The secretary is elected to a two-year term in the even-numbered years and may succeed himself only once.

 

  1. The Treasurer

 

  1. Shall discharge the funds of the congregation in accordance with the budget and as directed by the proper persons.  He shall be responsible for the prompt payment of salaries and bills and for monthly remission of funds designated for the district.

  2. Shall report monthly to the Administrative Council, indicating receipts, expenditures, and the condition of the budget.

  3. Shall submit a written financial report to the Voters’ Assembly, which shall include the status of invested funds, restricted funds as well as the current budget.

  4. Shall submit his records of the preceding year for audit by January 31.

  5. To act as one of the legal officers of the church, signing legal documents, making contracts, and representing the congregation in court when necessary.

  6. Shall serve as a member of the Board of Finance.

  7. The Treasurer is elected to a two-year term in the odd-numbered years and may succeed himself only once.

 

  1. The Financial Secretary

 

  1. Shall be responsible for recording all contributed income of the congregation.

  2. Shall maintain, on a current basis, individual records of contributions and shall submit statements at least semi-annually to all members using envelopes.

  3. Shall submit, if requested, to the Administrative Council, reports indicating all income and breakdown of the same.

  4. Shall serve as a member of the Board of Finance.

  5. The Administrative Council in consultation with the Board of Finance appoints the Financial Secretary.

 

  1. The Board of Elders

 

  1. It is the responsibility of the Board of Elders to assist in nurturing the spiritual welfare of the Pastor and the congregation individually and corporately.

  2. The nature and duties of the Board of Elders requires that only members noted for their Christian knowledge, zeal and experience shall be appointed to this Board.

  3. In general, the Board of Elders shall insure that the congregation functions in accordance with the Constitution, ever mindful that in a Christian congregation all things should be done decently and in order. (1 Cor. 14:40)

  4. The Board of Elders shall consist of members appointed by the pastor with consultation of the Administrative Council.

  5. The Board of Elders shall caucus annually to select its chairman.

  1. The Board of Facilities

 

  1. The basic objectives of this Board are the proper maintenance and repair and improvement of the buildings and grounds.

  2. The Board of Facilities oversees the work of the custodian and hires when needed.

  3. The Administrative Council will appoint a chairman of the Board of Facilities.

  4. The Board of Facilities shall consist of the Chairman and any other members appointed by him/her, which he/she deems necessary to carry out the Board’s responsibilities and duties.  The Administrative Council must approve appointed members.

  1. The Board of Finance

 

  1. The basic objectives of this Board are:

    1. To initiate programs for the development of good stewardship activities in the members of the congregation in regard to time, talents and treasures,

    2. To provide for the training and utilization of members for the work of Christ’s Kingdom,

    3. To promote a program of dedicated, proportionate giving,

    4. And to increase the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world.

  2. The Board shall submit the proposed budget to the Administrative Council for its review and recommendation to the Voters’ Assembly.  In addition the Board shall recommend an amount to be pledged to the District for work throughout Synod.

  3. The Board of Finance shall consist of the Chairman, the Treasurer, the Financial Secretary and any other members appointed by the Chairman, which he deems necessary to carry out the Board’s responsibilities and duties.  The Administrative Council must approve appointed members.

  4. The Board shall also be responsible for:

Providing offering envelopes on an annual basis,

Seeing that proper procedures are used for the counting and depositing of income.

  1. The Administrative Council shall appoint the Chairman of the Board of Finance.

  1. The Board of Christian Care

 

  1. The basic objectives of this Board are the care and ministry to the physical needs of members and non-members, members of the immediate community, and, as appropriate, of the world.

  2. It shall be this Board’s responsibility to provide members the opportunity to give glory to God by being in humble and sacrificial service to those of the community with special and critical needs.

  3. The Board of Christian Care will plan and administer the congregation’s welfare and activity funds, locally and worldwide.

  4. The Administrative Council will appoint chairman of the Board of Christian Care.

  5. The Board of Christian Care shall consist of the Chairman and any other members appointed by him/her, which he/she deems necessary to carry out the Board’s responsibilities and duties.  The Administrative Council must approve appointed members.

 

  1. The Board of Education

 

  1. It is the purpose of this Board to foster spiritual growth in the life of the individual Christian.

  2. The Board shall also:

    1. Plan and administer the whole educational program of the congregation;

    2. Determine policies;

    3. Select personnel for various positions; to oversee the conduct and promotion of the Sunday School;

    4. Provide leadership education for Sunday School teachers, officers and workers;

    5. Promote appropriate religious publications and periodicals;

    6. See to the promotion, maintenance and growth of the church library;

    7. Approve curriculum and analyze performance of each educational agency and seek constant improvement;

    8. Encourage increased participation in every congregational member in Bible Study, privately and in formal and informal groups;

    9. Strengthen families as basic units of Christian Education and closely relate congregation agencies to homes;

    10. Establish a system of commendation for and recognition of faithful service by all persons involved in the educational task of the congregation;

    11. Study and adopt, or adapt, that which is suggested by the educational departments of Synod, District and Circuit.

  3. The Administrative Council will appoint chairman of the Board of Education.

  4. The Board of Education shall consist of the Chairman and any other members appointed by him/her, which he/she deems necessary to carry out the Board’s responsibilities and duties.  The Administrative Council must approve appointed members.

 

  1. The Board of Worship

 

  1. The basic objective of this Board is the planning of worship services that lead the members of the congregation in the deepening of their personal worship experiences and in regular participation in corporate worship.

  2. The responsibilities of this Board include:

    1. Selecting hymns for the worship services;

    2. Arranging for organists and/or pianists for each service;

    3. Aiding the choir director in providing special music for services;

    4. Exercising care over the music and instruments used in worship, including but not limited to the tuning and care of the organ and piano;

    5. Investigating new forms of worship and make recommendations to the Administrative Council.

    6. In the absence of a pastor, help the Board of Elders to make arrangements for services to be conducted.

  3. The Administrative Council will appoint chairman of the Board of Worship.

  4. The Board of Worship shall consist of the Chairman, the choir director, organists and any other members appointed by him, which he deems necessary to carry out the Board’s responsibilities and duties.

 

  1. The Board of Endowment

 

  1. The basic objectives shall be to manage the Fund by providing an orderly, established, and convenient means to receive and administer gifts and bequests that the Christ Our Savior Endowment Fund might receive, and to inform and educate members of the congregation about the Endowment Fund.

  2. The Administrative Council will appoint the Chairperson of the Board of Endowment.

  3. The Board of Endowment shall consist of the Chairperson and any other members appointed by him, which he deems necessary to carry out the Board’s responsibilities and duties.  The Board of Facilities shall recommend one member of their Board to serve on the Endowment Board.  This Board, including the Chairperson and Facilities Board designee, shall consist of not less than three (3) members.  The Administrative Council must approve appointed members.

 

ARTICLE V                     ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

  1. The Nominating Committee

 

  1. The Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the Administrative Council and shall consist of at least three members of the congregation with Pastor as an ex-officio member.  The President of the congregation shall name one of the members as chairman.

  2. The Committee shall begin its work at least 60 days prior to the annual election.

  3. All nominations made by the committee shall be subject to approval of the Administrative Council.

  4. The committee in presenting the slate of officers shall propose at least one name for each office.

  5. Additional nominations may be made from the floor at the time of the election, provided that the nominee has been contacted and has given his approval.

  6. Shall prepare a ballot to present to the Voters’ Assembly.

 

  1. Vacancies

  1. In the event that the President cannot finish his term, the Vice President serves the un-expired term.

  2. Other vacancies occurring shall be filled by Presidential appointment, with the approval of the Administrative Council.

 

  1. The Annual Election

  1. The Annual Election of officers shall be held at the Voters’ Assembly Meeting.

  2. The voting shall be done by ballot, and the counting of ballots shall be done by the Nominating Committee. 

  3. Those candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be declared elected.

  4. Newly elected and appointed officers shall be installed in a regular worship service prior to the first Administrative Council Meeting of the New Year.

  5. All regular terms of office shall begin on January 1, and officers elected and/or appointed shall assume their respective offices on this date.

 

 

ARTICLE VI                    MEETINGS

 

  1. Regular meetings

 

  1. The Administrative Council shall meet regularly.  The Council shall determine the frequency of those meetings.

  2. The Voters’ Assembly shall meet at least once yearly, holding an Assembly meeting.

  3. Election of officers and adoption of the annual budget shall take place at the Assembly meeting.

  4. Elected and appointed Boards shall meet regularly.  Each Board shall determine the frequency of those meetings.

 

  1. Special meetings

 

  1. Voters Assembly

    1. Special meetings of the Voters’ Assembly may be called by the President and the Pastor together or by the Administrative Council.

    2. The time and purpose of the meeting must be publicized in the Church bulletin or Worship Service on the previous Sunday, or a written notice of the same must be mailed to all voting members no less than 5 days in advance.

  2. Council Meetings

    1. Special meetings of the Council may be called by the President and the Pastor together or by the Administrative Council.

    2. Members of the Council must be notified of the time and purpose of the meeting at least 24 hours in advance.

  3. Agenda

    1. The notice of such meeting shall set forth the purpose for which the meeting has been called.

    2. No other matters than those specified shall be acted upon at a Special Meeting.

 

  1. Quorum

  1. A majority of the voting members of the Council shall constitute a quorum.

  2. The voting members present at any Voters’ Assembly shall constitute a quorum.

 

  1. Order of Business

  1. Items to be discussed at the Voters’ Assembly shall normally be presented through the Administrative Council.

  2. The President in consultation with the Pastor shall establish the order of Business.

  3. Robert’s Rules of Order shall decide questions of parliamentary procedure not governed by the Constitution and Bylaws.

 

  1. Decisions

 

  1. Matters of Doctrine shall be decided in accordance with Article III of the Constitution.

  2. In matters of conscience unanimity shall be required for a final decision.

  3. The Voters’ Assembly shall decide other matters by a majority vote, unless otherwise specified by the Constitution or Bylaws.

 

  1. Members of the congregation shall have access to all meetings of the Council and shall, if they so request, be granted the right to speak to seek information and voice their opinion.

 

VII.                                 Personal Liability of Officers

(ARTICLE VII AMENDMENT APPROVED 06-09-2013)

  1. Definitions

  1. Volunteer Officers – those corporate directors or officers duly elected or appointed to the church council who do not receive anything of value from this church for serving as an officer other than reasonable per diem compensation and/or reimbursement for actual, reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by such officer in service of the capacity as an officer shall be deemed a “volunteer officer” for all purposes here under.

  2. Church – the corporation formed as Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Louisburg, Kansas under Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.

  3. Church Council – corporate board of directors where church is the corporation--Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, Louisburg, KS.

 

  1. Personal Liability of Volunteer Officers

A volunteer officer shall not be personally liable to the church or its membership and/or members for monetary damages for any breach of the officer’s fiduciary duty expect for liability arising from or relating to:

  1. a breach of officer’s duty of loyalty to the church or its members;

  2. actual omissions not in good faith or the involvement of intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law;

  3. an act in violation of the provisions of state laws;

  4. any transactions from which an officer derives improper personal benefit;

  5. any act or omission resulting in liability occurring before June 11, 2013;

  6. any act or omission that is grossly negligent;

 

  1. Liability of the Church

The church shall assume all liability to any person or entity other than the church or its members for all acts or omissions of a volunteer officer occurring on or after June 11, 2013.

  1. Power of Indemnification

The church, by adoption of a resolution in accordance with its articles of incorporation and bylaws, and pursuant to the provisions of Public Act (Kansas Statute 17-6002 Articles of Incorporation), shall have the power to indemnify those persons serving in the position of, or at the request of the church as director, officer, trustee, employee or agent against expenses, including attorney fees, judgments, penalties, fines, and amounts paid in settlement actually and reasonably incurred by a person in connection with any actions, suits or proceedings, formal or informal, relating to the service of said individual on behalf of the church if such person acted in good faith and in a manner that the person reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interest of the church or its members, or with respect to any criminal action or proceeding if the person had no reasonable cause to believe that the conduct engaged in was unlawful.  The church through its church council shall have such further or other authority to indemnify directors, officers, employees, or agents consistent with the provisions of Public Act (Kansas Statute 17-6002 Articles of Incorporation).

Constitution and Bylaws Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church