Still Living in a Virtual World? Conducting Annual General Meetings in our Covid Reality.

Jul. 16, 2020 at 9:34 a.m. MDT

As we venture into a new, new normal (with the possibility of gathering again), some are discerning to continue gathering virtually and not in person. While this is obviously fine, it can create some complications for the administrative responsibilities of the church. These responsibilities include conducting AGM’s and adjusting your church bylaws to facilitate this.

The following two documents have been prepared by Lawrence Stalder, our WCD Volunteer in Mission for Governance and all things bylaws.

The first document gives instructions for how to include proxy voting in your bylaws. The second document gives wisdom for conducting virtual AGM’s and how your bylaws and or policies would be adjusted accordingly.

Watch this informative video on what considerations to have in your church bylaws. These suggestions will empower your church to operate in a virtual world should another wave of our current pandemic hit us (we pray not), or some other crisis causes us to gather virtually again.

Thanks to Lawrence for his faithful and competent service to our churches; for helping us have structures that facilitate being a Christ-Centred, Spirit-Empowered, and Mission-Focused people who are multiplying disciples everywhere!

Please contact your Church Development Coach for questions and other needs.