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Church Business Meeting Agenda

The essential part of a business meeting is an agenda that clearly defines what is going to be discussed in the meeting. An agenda committee is most helpful in keeping the meeting on track. This official committee should meet prior to all official church meetings, possibly in an informal setting, to plan the agenda. If the full body agrees at the outset of a meeting to abide by a previously prepared agenda, the possibility for a smooth meeting is greatly improved. Many problems in church meetings come when the floor is opened to any discussion on any subject, without proper investigation, prayer, and documentation.

Here is one suggested order of business.

  1. Call to order by the pastor/chairman

  2. Devotional (may include congregational singing and rejoicing in what God is doing in the church or in individual lives)

  3. Determination of quorum by roll call or visual check

  4. Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting and agenda for current meeting

  5. Reports

  6. Unfinished business

  7. Elections

  8. New business

  9. Special items such as announcements

  10. Adjournment

—Fulton W. Buntain. Reprinted from The Pentecostal Pastor ©1997, Gospel Publishing House, Springfield, Missouri. Used with permission.

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