Proposed amendments to Bylaws of Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
    October 21 2013 by BSC

    I. Amendments Related to Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute:

    Motion 1:    The Board of Directors moves that Article II.G.1. be deleted in its entirety with the                             following language substituted in its place.

    Current Reading:
     
         1. Purpose.  The Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute (“Fruitland”) is a ministry of the Convention and shall be responsible to the Board. Fruitland exists to prepare persons for whom study in a college or seminary is not presently appropriate for the Christian ministries into which they are called.  It further serves to encourage further training in college and/or seminary. 

    Proposed Reading:
     
         1. Purpose.  Fruitland Baptist Bible College (“Fruitland”) is a ministry of the Convention and shall be responsible to the Board.  In Fruitland’s associate degree and certificate programs, it seeks to glorify God, serve the local church, and fulfill the Great Commission, by developing Christian leaders who think biblically, communicate the Gospel effectively, and serve in Christ’s kingdom with godly character, competence and commitment.  Fruitland accepts students with various academic preparation, including those for whom study in a college or seminary is not presently appropriate, and encourages further education in college and/or seminary.
     
    II. Amendments Related to Voting at Annual Meeting and Board Meeting:
     
    Motion 2:    The Board of Directors moves that Article I.A.4. be deleted in its entirety, the last                           sentence of Article I.B.3.c. be deleted, and the second sentence of Article II.E.3. be                             deleted with the following language substituted in their respective places.
     
    A. Article I.A.4.  Meetings of the Convention

    Current Reading:

          4. Voting.  Except as otherwise provided by law, the Articles or in these Bylaws, an act of the majority of the registered messengers present at a session at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the members of the Convention.

    Proposed Reading:

         4. Voting.  Except as otherwise provided by law, the Articles or in these Bylaws, an act of the majority of the registered messengers voting at a session at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the members of the Convention.

    B. Article I.B.3.c. Officers of the Convention

    Current Reading:

         3. Parliamentarians

             c. Duties. . . . The Rules of Order for the Convention shall be those set forth in the most recent                edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, but in cases where the meaning may not be clear the                      President shall exercise discretion, subject to override by a vote of the majority of the                        registered messengers present at the Convention.

    Proposed Reading:

         3. Parliamentarians
     
             c. Duties. . . . The Rules of Order for the Convention shall be those set forth in the most recent                edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, but in cases where the meaning may not be clear the                      President shall exercise discretion, subject to override by a vote of the majority of the                        registered messengers voting at a session at which a quorum is present.

    C. Article II.E.3. Meetings of the Board

    Current Reading:

         3. Quorum; Voting. . . . Except as otherwise provided by law, the Articles or in these Bylaws, an act of the majority of the Board members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board. . . .

    Proposed Reading:

         3. Quorum; Voting. . . . Except as otherwise provided by law, the Articles or in these Bylaws, an act of the majority of the Board members voting at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the Board. . . . 

    III. Amendments Related to Convention Committees:

    Motion 3:    The Board of Directors moves that the following new section be added as Article I.C.5.,                     and the current Article I.C.5. shall be renumbered as Article I.C.6.:

         5. Quorum; Voting.  A majority of any committee in office immediately before the meeting begins shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting of such committee. Except as otherwise provided by law, the Articles or in these Bylaws, an act of the majority of the committee members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of such committee. The ex officio committee members described in Article I.B.1.c. of these Bylaws shall not be counted in determining a quorum. 

    IV. Amendments Related to Committee Meetings and Executive Committee:

    Motion 4:    The Board of Directors moves that the first sentence of Article II.F.2. be deleted, and                         Article II.F.6.a. be deleted in its entirety with the following language substituted in their                     respective places.

    A. Article II.F.2. Committee Meetings

    Current Reading:

         2. Committee Meetings.  The Business Services Special Committee, Christian Higher Education Special Committee, Christian Life and Public Affairs Special Committee, Christian Social Services Special Committee, Church Planting and Missions Development Committee, Communications Committee, Congregational Services Committee, and Evangelization Committee shall meet for organizational purposes at the January meeting of the Board, at which time they shall elect a Chairperson ... .

    Proposed Reading:

         2. Committee Meetings.  The Business Services Special Committee, Christian Higher Education Special Committee, Christian Life and Public Affairs Special Committee, Christian Social Services Special Committee, Church Planting and Missions Partnerships Committee, Communications Committee, and Evangelism and Discipleship Committee shall meet for organizational purposes at the January meeting of the Board, at which time they shall elect a Chairperson. . . .

    B. Article II.F.6.a. Executive Committee

    Current Reading:

    6. Executive Committee.

         a.  Composition. The membership of the Executive Committee is comprised of four (4) persons of           the Board, elected at-large plus the following individuals serving on an ex-officio basis:

              (i)      President of the Board;

              (ii)     Vice-President of the Board;

              (iii)    Chairperson, Articles and Bylaws Special Committee;

              (iv)    Chairperson, Budget Special Committee;

              (v)     Chairperson, Business Services Special Committee;

              (vi)    Chairperson, Christian Higher Education Special Committee;

              (vii)   Chairperson, Christian Life and Public Affairs Special Committee;
           
              (viii)  Chairperson, Christian Social Services Special Committee;      
     
              (ix)    Chairperson, Church Planting and Missions Development Committee;

              (x)     Chairperson, Communications Committee;

              (xi)    Chairperson, Congregational Services Committee;

              (xii)   Chairperson, Evangelization Committee;

              (xiii)  President of the Convention;

              (xiv)  First Vice-President of the Convention;

              (xv)   Second Vice-President of the Convention;
     
              (xvi)  President, Baptist Associational Missions Conference; and

              (xvii) President, North Carolina Baptist Men.

              The committee as constituted the previous year shall remain intact until the January meeting of           the Board with the exception of the newly elected Convention officers. The committee shall be           reconstituted during the January Board meeting.

    Proposed Reading:

         6. Executive Committee.

             a. Composition.  The membership of the Executive Committee is comprised of four (4) persons              of the Board, elected at-large plus the following individuals serving on an ex-officio basis:

                (i)     President of the Board;

                (ii)    Vice-President of the Board;

                (iii)   Chairperson, Articles and Bylaws Special Committee;

                (iv)   Chairperson, Budget Special Committee;

                (v)    Chairperson, Business Services Special Committee;

                (vi)   Chairperson, Christian Higher Education Special Committee;

                (vii)  Chairperson, Christian Life and Public Affairs Special Committee

                (viii) Chairperson, Christian Social Services Special Committee;

                (ix)   Chairperson, Church Planting and Missions Partnerships Committee;

                (x)    Chairperson, Communications Committee;

                (xi)   Chairperson, Evangelism and Discipleship Committee;

                (xii)  President of the Convention;

                (xiii) First Vice-President of the Convention;

                (xiv) Second Vice-President of the Convention;

                (xv)  President, Baptist Associational Missions Conference; and

                (xvi) President, North Carolina Baptist Men.

                 The committee as constituted the previous year shall remain intact until the January meeting                of the Board with the exception of the newly elected Convention officers. The committee                    shall be reconstituted during the January Board meeting. 

    V. Amendments Related to New Evangelism and Discipleship Committee:

    Motion 5:    The Board of Directors moves that Article II.F.15. and Article II.F.16. be deleted and                       that the following new Article II.F.15. be substituted in their place.

    Current Reading:

         15. Congregational Services Committee

               a. Composition.  The membership shall consist of at least ten (10) members of the Board.  The                Executive Leader of the Congregational Services Group shall serve as an ex-officio non-                    voting member.

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be selected by the committee from its committee members at                  its January meeting.

               c. Powers and Duties.  The Congregational Services Committee shall be responsible for                         working with the Executive Leader and staff to provide resources for congregational                           maturation, health, and growth.

         16. Evangelization Committee

               a. Composition.  The membership shall consist of at least ten (10) members of the Board.  The                Executive Leader of the Evangelization Group shall serve as an ex-officio non-voting                          member.

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be selected by the committee from its committee members at                  its January meeting.

               c. Powers and Duties.  The Evangelization Committee shall be responsible for working with                    the Executive Leader to provide resources which will enable churches and associations to                    be most proficient in ministering to and communicating the Gospel to all people while                        helping them establish a spiritual relationship with Jesus the Christ.

    Proposed Reading:

         15. Evangelism and Discipleship Committee

               a. Composition.  The membership shall consist of at least sixteen (16) members of the Board.                  The Executive Leader of the Evangelism and Discipleship Group shall serve as an ex-                        officio non-voting member.

               b. Chair.  The chairperson shall be selected by the committee from its committee members at                  its January meeting.

               c. Powers and Duties.  The Evangelism and Discipleship Committee shall be responsible for                    working with the Executive Leader to strengthen churches, by creating a disciple-making                    culture within churches.  The goal of the disciple-making culture shall be seeing churches                  accomplish their divinely-appointed mission to fulfill the Great Commission by creating                      disciples who become mature disciples and, in turn, share their faith with others and lead                    them to become mature disciples. 

    VI. Amendment Related to Church Planting and Missions Partnerships Committee:

    Motion 6:    The Board of Directors moves that Article II.F.13. be deleted in its entirety with the                           following language substituted in its place.

    Current Reading:

         13. Church Planting and Missions Development Committee

               a. Composition.  The membership shall consist of at least ten (10) members of the Board.  The                Executive Leader of the Church Planting and Missions Development Group shall serve as                  an ex officio non-voting member.

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be selected by the Committee from its members at its January                meeting.

               c. Powers and Duties.  The Church Planting and Missions Development Committee shall be                    responsible for working with the Executive Leader to provide resources to the associations                  and churches of the Convention related to church planting and missions development.                        These resources shall include promotion of missions’ offerings for the Convention as well                  as the Southern Baptist Convention.  The Committee shall give special attention to                              distributing materials and resources and working cooperatively with associations and                          churches to plant churches across North Carolina and with local churches for missions’                      development.

    Proposed Reading:

         13. Church Planting and Missions Partnerships Committee

               a. Composition.  The membership shall consist of at least sixteen (16) members of the Board.                  The Executive Leader of the Church Planting and Missions Partnerships Group shall serve                  as an ex officio non-voting member.

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be selected by the Committee from its members at its January                meeting.  

               c. Powers and Duties.  The Church Planting and Missions Partnerships Committee shall be                      responsible for working with the Executive Leader to challenge, encourage and resource                    churches and associations of the Convention and networks partnering with the Convention                  related to church planting, associational ministry, collegiate ministry and Great Commission                focused partnerships.  The Committee shall give special attention to resourcing churches                    and associations of the Convention and networks partnering with the Convention with                        regards to engaging unreached and unengaged people groups with the Gospel and planting                  new multiplication churches.

    VII. Amendments Related to Business Services Special Committee:

    Motion 7:    The Board of Directors moves that Article II.F.9. be deleted in its entirety with the                              following language substituted in its place.

    Current Reading:

    Article II.F.9. Business Services Special Committee.

         a. Composition.  The membership shall consist of eighteen (18) members, eight (8) of whom shall          be at-large members elected by the Board for four (4) year terms and ten (10) of whom shall be          members of the Board.  The members shall include people with expertise in law, accounting,              finance, insurance, management, and the ministry. The Executive Leader of the Business                    Services Group shall serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Business Services Special          Committee.

         b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be selected by the committee from its Board members at its                    January meeting.

         c. Powers and Duties.  The Business Services Special Committee shall be responsible for                        counseling the Executive Leader of the Business Services Group regarding business matters,              and including without limitation, procedures of bookkeeping and accounting; financial                        reporting; the annual audit; the Convention equipment maintenance and replacement; the                    purchasing procedure by staff; the insurance coverage on Convention’s property; and acquiring            or disposing of Convention real and personal property.  The Business Services Special                        Committee shall make such recommendations to the Executive Committee and the Board as                shall be necessary.

         d. Subcommittees of the Business Services Special Committee.

             (i) General.  The Chairperson of the Business Services Committee, in consultation with the                    Executive Leader of the Business Services Group, shall appoint all subcommittees and their                Chairpersons. The Chairperson of the Business Services Committee shall serve as an ex-                    officio voting member of all subcommittees. The Executive Leader shall serve as an ex-                      officio non-voting member of all subcommittees.

             (ii) Contingency Fund/Audit Subcommittee.  This subcommittee shall have duties to the                            Business Services Special Committee for matters pertaining to contingency funding and the                audit, including without limitation the following:

                  (1) Shall report, following the audit, to the Business Services Committee for its                                      recommendation of transfer to the Contingency Fund of no less than ten percent (10%)                        and not more than seventy-five percent (75%) of the income received in excess of                              expenditures during the previous year;

                  (2) Shall continue approved appropriations until the fund reaches twenty percent (20%) of                        the Cooperative Program budget;

                  (3) Shall adhere to the following guidelines for use of these funds: to assist any institution or                    agency where a real emergency exists; to cover any unfunded programs due to shortfall                      in Cooperative Program funds where the need is urgent and cannot be met within other                      budget adjustments; and to fund any new programs that are deemed to be of primary                          importance by the Executive Committee, the Board and Executive Director-Treasurer;                        and

                  (4) Shall work with the Executive Leader of the Business Services Group concerning                              financial and business related policies and procedures and make recommendations to the                    Business Services Special Committee, Executive Committee and the Board.

             (iii) Assemblies Subcommittee.  This subcommittee shall have duties to the Business Services                  Special Committee for matters pertaining to the administrative functions of camps and                        assemblies owned and operated by the Convention or with which the Convention has some                  type of working relationship.

             (iv) Investment Subcommittee.  This subcommittee shall have duties to the Business Services                    Special Committee for matters pertaining to the policies and guidelines for the investment                  of available funds as well as monitoring the risk factor and return of all investments with                    security as the prominent guideline.

             (v) Constructing and Financing Facilities Review Subcommittee.  This subcommittee shall have               duties to the Business Services Special Committee for matters pertaining to establishing and               maintaining a comprehensive review process for seeking approval for constructing and                       financing facilities on property owned by the Convention; establishing guidelines for the use               of monies from the unrestricted General Reserve of the Convention; and establishing the                     criteria for borrowing and repaying available unrestricted General Reserve monies.

    Proposed Reading:

    Article II.F.9. Business Services Special Committee.

         a. Composition.  The membership shall consist of twenty (20) members, eight (8) of whom shall            be at-large members elected by the Board for four (4) year terms and twelve (12) of whom shall          be members of the Board.  The members shall include people with expertise in law, accounting,          finance, insurance, management, and the ministry. The Executive Leader of the Business                    Services Group shall serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of the Business Services Special          Committee.

         b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be selected by the committee from its Board members at its                    January meeting.

         c. Powers and Duties.  The Business Services Special Committee shall be responsible for                        counseling the Executive Leader of the Business Services Group regarding business matters,              and including without limitation, procedures of bookkeeping and accounting; financial                        reporting; the annual audit; the Convention equipment maintenance and replacement; the                    purchasing procedure by staff; the insurance coverage on Convention’s property; acquiring or              disposing of Convention real and personal property; establishing guidelines for the use of                    monies from the unrestricted General Reserve of the Convention; and establishing the criteria              for borrowing and repaying available unrestricted General Reserve monies.  The Business                  Services Special Committee shall make such recommendations to the Executive Committee and          the Board as shall be necessary.

         d. Subcommittees.

             (i) General.  The Chairperson of the Business Services Committee, in consultation with the                    Executive Leader of the Business Services Group, shall appoint all subcommittees and their                Chairpersons. The Chairperson of the Business Services Committee shall serve as an ex-                    officio voting member of all subcommittees. The Executive Leader shall serve as an ex-                      officio non-voting member of all subcommittees.

             (ii) Audit/Investment Subcommittee.  This subcommittee shall have duties to the Business                       Services Special Committee for matters pertaining to contingency funding, the annual audit,               and the Convention’s investments, including without limitation the following:

                  (1) Shall report, following the audit, to the Business Services Committee for its                                      recommendation of transfer to the Contingency Fund of no less than ten percent (10%)                        and not more than seventy-five percent (75%) of the income received in excess of                              expenditures during the previous year;

                  (2) Shall continue approved appropriations until the fund reaches twenty percent (20%) of                        the Cooperative Program budget;

                  (3) Shall make recommendations to the Business Services Committee regarding the use of                        Contingency Funds including, but not limited to the following purposes:  to meet reserve                    requirements for future retiree benefits; to assist any institution or agency where a real                        emergency exists; to cover any unfunded programs due to shortfall in Cooperative                              Program funds where the need is urgent and cannot be met within other budget                                  adjustments; and to fund any new programs that are deemed to be of primary importance                    by the Executive Committee, the Board and Executive Director-Treasurer;

                  (4) Shall work with the Executive Leader of the Business Services Group concerning                              investment, financial and business related policies and procedures and make                                      recommendations to the Business Services Special Committee, Executive Committee and                    the Board; and

                  (5) Shall oversee implementation of the policies and guidelines for the investment of                                available funds as well as monitoring the risk factor and return of all investments with                        security as the prominent guideline.

             (iii) Assemblies Subcommittee.  This subcommittee shall have duties to the Business Services                  Special Committee for matters pertaining to the administrative functions and property                        management of the conference centers, camps, and assemblies owned and operated by the                  Convention or with which the Convention has some type of working relationship.  This                      shall include reviewing all requests for the construction and financing of facilities on said                    properties and making recommendations to the Business Services Special Committee.

             (iv) Property Management Subcommittee.  This subcommittee shall have duties to the Business                Services Special Committee for matters pertaining to all properties owned by the                                Convention which are not managed by the Assemblies Subcommittee.  This property                          management function shall include reviewing all requests for the construction and financing                of facilities on said properties, decisions regarding the disposition of such properties, and                    making recommendations to the Business Services Special Committee regarding such                        actions.

    VIII. Amendments Related to Communications Committee:

    Motion 8:    The Board of Directors moves that Article II.F.14. be deleted in its entirety with the                           following language substituted in its place.

    Current Reading:

         14. Communications Committee

               a. Composition.  The membership shall consist of at least ten (10) members of the Board.  The                Team Leaders of the Creative Team and the Information Technology/Information Services                  Team shall serve as ex-officio non-voting members of the Communications Committee.

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be selected by the committee from its committee members at                  its January meeting.

               c. Powers and Duties.  The Communications Committee shall be responsible for working with                the Team Leaders of the Creative Team and the Information Technology/Information                          Services Team providing input related to the overall ministry and work of these Teams;                      advising the Board to utilize multiple methods in communicating information from the                        Convention and promoting the ministries of the Convention; promoting the effective use of                technology; and serving as part of the  Creative Team and the Information                                          Technology/Information Services Team that seeks to help churches and associations fulfill                  their mission in their own setting.

    Proposed Reading:

         14. Communications Committee

               a. Composition.  The membership shall consist of at least twelve (12) members of the Board.                  The Team Leaders of the Communications Team and the Information                                                Technology/Information Services Team shall serve as an ex-officio non-voting members of                the Communications Committee.

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be selected by the committee from its committee members at i                its January meeting.

               c. Powers and Duties.  The Communications Committee shall be responsible for working with                the Team Leaders of the Communications Team and the Information                                                  Technology/Information Services Team to provide input related to the overall ministry and                  work of these Teams; advising the Board to utilize multiple methods in communicating                      information from the Convention and promoting the ministries of the Convention;                              promoting the Convention’s effective use of technology; and seeking to help churches and                  associations fulfill their mission through effective use of technology and communications.

    IX. Amendments Related to Christian Life and Public Affairs Special Committee:

    Motion 9:    The Board of Directors moves that Article II.F.11. be deleted in its entirety with the                            following language substituted in its place.

    Current Reading:

         11. Christian Life and Public Affairs Special Committee

               a. Composition.  The committee shall consist of not more than eighteen (18) members, ten                      (10) of whom shall be members of the Board.  Also, the committee shall consist of eight (8)                at-large members serving four (4) year terms who are to be elected by the Board.

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be elected from one (1) of the members of the Board.

               c. Purpose, Duties and Responsibilities.  The Christian Life and Public Affairs Special                            Committee shall work to provide an effective program to help North Carolina Baptists                        become more aware of the ethical implications of the Christian gospel with regard to all                      aspects of daily living, including family life, human life, moral issues, economic life,                          citizenship, and public affairs.  The committee:

                   (i) Shall seek to develop a comprehensive program addressing Christian social ethics in the                     life of the Convention, its institutions and its agencies which may include leading                               seminars, developing literature, distributing information, conducting studies and                                 research, and other means appropriate to accomplish this purpose;

                   (ii) Shall work with all ministries of the Convention, its institutions, and its agencies and                         with Southern Baptist organizations and other non-Baptist organizations to promote the                       Christian social ethics in the life of North Carolina Baptists;

                   (iii) Shall designate three of its members for nomination as trustees of the Christian Action                        League and shall cooperate with the Christian Action League in its efforts to combat                          addictive substances and other social evils;

                   (iv) Shall work, in cooperation with the Convention staff person assigned to the Committee,                      to promote the Convention’s position on Christian social ethics with the applicable                              legislative and executive branches, including the General Assembly of North Carolina,                        for the benefit of North Carolina Baptists; and

                   (v) Shall recommend to the Executive Leader for Administration and Convention Relations                     the budget for the work of the committee.

    Proposed Reading:

         11. Christian Life and Public Affairs Special Committee

               a. Composition.  The committee shall consist of not more than sixteen (16) members, twelve                  (12) of whom shall be members of the Board.  Also, the committee shall consist of four (4)                at-large members serving four (4) year terms who are to be elected by the Board.

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be elected from one (1) of the members of the Board at its                    January meeting.

               c. Purpose, Duties and Responsibilities.  The Christian Life and Public Affairs Special                            Committee shall work to provide an effective program to help North Carolina Baptists                        become more aware of the ethical implications of the Christian gospel with regard to all                      aspects of daily living, including family life, human life, moral issues, economic life,                          citizenship, and public affairs.  The committee:

                   (i) Shall seek to develop a comprehensive program addressing Christian social ethics in the                     life of the Convention, its institutions and its agencies which may include leading                               seminars, developing literature, distributing information, conducting studies and                                 research, and other means appropriate to accomplish this purpose;

                   (ii) Shall work with all ministries of the Convention, its institutions, and its agencies and                         with Southern Baptist organizations and other non-Baptist organizations to promote the                       Christian social ethics in the life of North Carolina Baptists;

                   (iii) Shall designate three of its members for nomination as trustees of the Christian Action                         League and shall cooperate with the Christian Action League in its efforts to combat                           addictive substances and other social evils;

                   (iv) Shall work, in cooperation with the Convention staff person assigned to the Committee,                       to promote the Convention’s position on Christian social ethics with the applicable                             legislative and executive branches, including the General Assembly of North Carolina,                       for the benefit of North Carolina Baptists; and

                   (v) Shall recommend to the Associate Executive Director-Treasurer the budget for the work                     of the committee.

    X. Amendment Related to Christian Higher Education Special Committee and Christian Social Services Special Committee:

    Motion 10:    The Board of Directors moves that Article II.F.10. a. and b. and Article II.F.12. be                           deleted in their entirety with the following language substituted in their respective                               places.

    A. Article II.F.10. a. and b.  Christian Higher Education Special Committee

    Current Reading:

         a. Composition.  The committee shall consist of not more than ten (10) members of the Board.                Also, the committee shall consist of the following ex-officio members:  the President, dean, the          President or Chairperson of the board of trustees, and the dean of the divinity school (if any) of          each of the affiliated educational institutions.  Each affiliated educational institution shall have            one vote on matters brought before the committee (except as limited below) with the vote being          exercised by the President (or designee) of each affiliated educational institution.

         b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be elected from one (1) of the members of the Board.

    Proposed Reading:

         a. Composition.  The committee shall consist of not more than twelve (12) members of the Board.          Also, the committee shall consist of the following ex-officio members:  the President, dean, the          President or Chairperson of the board of trustees, and the dean of the divinity school (if any) of          each of the affiliated educational institutions.  Each affiliated educational institution shall have            one vote on matters brought before the committee (except as limited below) with the vote being          exercised by the President (or designee) of each affiliated educational institution.

         b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be elected from one (1) of the members of the Board at its                    January meeting.

    B. Article II.F.12.  Christian Social Services Special Committee

    Current Reading:

         12. Christian Social Services Special Committee

               a. Composition.  The committee shall consist of not more than ten (10) members of the                          Board.  Also, the committee shall consist of the following five (5) ex-officio members:                      President of the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, Inc. (“Children’s Homes”);                    President of North Carolina Baptist Hospital (“Hospital”); Director of the School of Pastoral                Care (“School”); and the President or Chairperson of the board of trustees of each                              institution. 

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be elected from one (1) of the Board members.

               c. Voting.  No ex-officio member of the committee shall have a vote on appropriations or                        allocation of funds that may be made to the Children’s Home, Hospital and School.

               d. Purpose, Duties and Responsibilities.  The Christian Social Services Special Committee                      shall work to provide a well-integrated program for the Children’s Homes, Hospital and                      School without in any way hindering the trustee operation of any one of them.  The                            committee:

                   (i) Shall consider problems common to all of the social service institutions, and keep the                        needs of these institutions before the Board and North Carolina Baptists;

                   (ii) Shall cooperate with all ministries of the Convention in order to create a better                                   understanding of all the problems involved in the ministries of these social service                             institutions; and

                   (iii) Shall report to the Board about the Children’s Homes, Hospital and School.

    Proposed Reading:

         12. Christian Social Services Special Committee

               a. Composition.  The committee shall consist of not more than twelve (12) members of the                      Board.  Also, the committee shall consist of the following five (5) ex-officio members:                      President of the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, Inc. (“Children’s Homes”);                    President of North Carolina Baptist Hospital (“Hospital”); Vice-President of the Division of                Faith and Health Ministries (“Division”); and the President or Chairperson of the board of                  trustees of each institution. 

               b. Chair.  The Chairperson shall be elected from one (1) of the Board members at its January                  meeting.

               c. Voting.  No ex-officio member of the committee shall have a vote on appropriations or                        allocation of funds that may be made to the Children’s Home, Hospital and Division.

               d. Purpose, Duties and Responsibilities.  The Christian Social Services Special Committee                      shall work to provide a well-integrated program for the Children’s Homes, Hospital and                      Division without in any way hindering the trustee operation of any one of them.  The                          committee:

                   (i) Shall consider problems common to all of the social service institutions, and keep the                        needs of these institutions before the Board and North Carolina Baptists;

                   (ii) Shall cooperate with all ministries of the Convention in order to create a better                                   understanding of all the problems involved in the ministries of these social service                             institutions; and

                   (iii) Shall report to the Board about the Children’s Homes, Hospital and Division.
     

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