Our Vision

Vision, Mission, Aim & Constitution



  • Loving God, Loving People & Loving Life.
  • To create relevant envoironments for people to CONNECT to Jesus & others.
  • To encourage & equip people to CONTRIBUTE to God's mission.
  • Along with others, CELEBRATE transforming faith in Christ.
  • Empowering people to live victorious lives, overcoming obstacles and struggles that can be a everyday occurrence.
  • Teaching people they can be successful in every area of life.
  • To be a light in our community.



  • To lead people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus.


  • To live life to the full just as Jesus intended for us.

"I have come that they may have life, & life to the full." John 10:10 NIV



 ABN 23531550467  

(As amended by special resolution of the Board of ALC Ministries and ratified by each congregation of Abundant Life Church)

Dated: 30/5/18


    TABLE OF CONTENTS.                                                                                       


1.       THE CHURCH. 

  1. 1     The name of the Church:

 The registered trading name of the Church shall be: ALC Ministries hereinafter referred to as the Assembly & known as Abundant Life Church in its communities. 

  1. 2     Affiliation:

                     This Church is a member Church of Australian Christian Churches. The United Constitution, National By-Laws, State By-Laws, and District Charter of Australian Christian Churches are endorsed and accepted together with all National, State and District Conference decisions. 

  1. 3     Withdrawal from Australian Christian Churches:

                                 The Church’s affiliation with Australian Christian Churches may be revoked by a resolution carried by not less than three-fourths (seventy-five percent) of the current Church membership.


  1. 4     Dissolution:

                             The Church shall be dissolved if membership shall become less than eight persons or the members may, at a meeting called only for that purpose, resolve to dissolve the Church if such resolution is carried by a three-quarters majority. 

If the Church should be dissolved and there be any property or assets after satisfaction of its liabilities, the same shall not be paid to, or distributed among the members of the Church, but shall be paid forthwith, without demand to the State Executive of Australian Christian Churches. If such Executive is not in existence, or unwilling to receive such payment, then to such other organization with similar objects as the members present at the meeting to dissolve the Church shall determine or in default thereof as determined by the National Executive of Australian Christian Churches.


  1. 1.To preach and teach and generally to further the cause of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ as stated in the Bible and to advance the Christian Faith in Australia and other Nations and to work for the building up and extension and renewal of the Christian Church. 
  1. 2.To meet for the worship of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the preaching and teaching of the Word of God and the administration of the Sacraments mentioned in 5 hereof. 
  1. 3.To further and propagate the Christian Faith in Australia & or elsewhere by the conduct of Evangelism & or by the establishment of further Assemblies & or missionary works with similar objectives. 
  1. 4.To develop & train assistant ministers and Christian leaders to function within the Church and throughout the world. 
  1. 5.To render Spiritual oversight, care and assistance (whether material or otherwise) and such other help as may be deemed appropriate to meet the needs of Church members, those associated with the Church and as far as practicable, to all persons everywhere. 
  1. 6.To make donations to assist, undertake the oversight of or in any way co-operate with other Churches, organizations, societies or individuals who have similar objects. 
  1. 7.To provide some Bible based educational or other programs or institutions as will assist members to live whole and balanced Christ centred lifestyles and to be a blessing to the society in which they live. 
  1. 8.To be a co-operative fellowship of Australian Christian Churches as defined in the United Constitution of Australian Christian Churches (National Conference) from time to time.



For the purpose of carrying out the Principal Objects in their spiritual and secular context, the Church shall have the further objects and powers as follows: 

  1. 1.To collect and raise moneys for the purpose of purchasing or otherwise acquiring land and buildings. 
  1. 2.To purchase, take on, lease, hire, exchange or acquire by gift or otherwise and to manage, sell, transfer, lease, hire, mortgage or otherwise dispose of, invest or deal with any real or personal property or any estate or interest therein. 
  1. 3.To borrow or raise or secure the payment of money for the purposes of the Church whether the same shall have been borrowed or is intended to be borrowed on overdrawn account or otherwise in such manner and upon such terms and whether with or without security as may seem expedient. 
  1. 4.The buying, selling, and/or supplying of, and dealing in, goods of all kinds. 
  1. 5.The construction, maintenance, and alteration of buildings or works necessary or convenient for any of the objects or purposes of the Church. 
  1. 6.To guarantee, indemnify, or receive payment, or act as Trustee on behalf of another body, association, company or person, as the Board deems appropriate. 
  1. 7.To engage, conduct, enter into joint venture, partnership or contract with another body, association, company or person for such purpose as the Board deems appropriate. 
  1. 8.To act as Trustee in respect of any trust, as the Church in general meeting may deem expedient. 
  1. 9.The accepting of any gift whether subject to a special trust or not, for any one or more of the objects or purposes of the Church. 
  1. 10.The taking of such steps from time to time as the Board or the Church in general meeting may deem expedient for the purposes of procuring contribution to the funds of the Church whether way of donation, subscriptions or otherwise. 
  1. 11.The printing and publishing of such newspapers, periodicals, books, leaflets or other documents as the Board or the Church in general meeting may think desirable for the promotion of the objects and purposes of the Church. 
  1. 12.The making of gifts, subscriptions or donations to any fund, authority or institution or individual as determined by the Board. 
  1. 13.The establishment and support or aiding in the establishment and support of associations, institutions, funds, trust schemes, and conveniences, calculated to benefit servants or past servants of the Church and their dependents, and the granting of pensions, allowances, or other benefits to servants or past servants of the Church and their dependents and the making of payments towards insurance to any of those purposes. 
  1. 14.The establishment and support or aiding in the establishment or support of any other association formed for any of the basic objects of the Church. 
  1. 15.Purchase or acquisition and undertaking of all or any part of the property, assets, liabilities and engagements of any Church or association with which the Church may at any time become amalgamated. 
  1. 16.Subject to the provisions of the current State Trust Act, the investment of any moneys of the Church not immediately required for any of its objects or purposes in such manner as the Board may from time to time determine. 
  1. 17.The doing of all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objectives. 

4.         DOCTRINAL BASIS. 

The Assembly shall have such Doctrines as are expressed in the United Constitution of Australian Christian Churches.



The following shall be observed as a Church ordinance or as commanded by the Holy Scriptures: 

  1. 1.Baptism by water immersion in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit in respect to all those who have repented and believed in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
  1. 2.The Lord's Supper or Holy Communion. 
  1. 3.The Dedication of infants and children. 
  1. 4.Prayer for the sick upon their request with the anointing of oil and laying on of hands by the Eldership. 
  1. 5.The ministry of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to those seeking the power of God. 
  1. 6.The institution of marriage. 
  1. 7.Funeral services shall be conducted.


6.         MEMBERSHIP. 

Conditions and Evidence of Membership: 

  1. 1.Be a confessing believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. (Rom 10:9) 
  1. 2.Be baptised in water by full immersion. (Acts 2:41) 
  1. 3.Be committed to the fellowship and its leadership. (Acts 2:42)  
  1. 4.Express a willingness to attend regularly. (Acts 2:42) 
  1. 5.Support the Assembly in word and deed. (Colossians 3:17) 

7.         SENIOR MINISTER. 

1          Nomination:

In the event of the death, incapacitation or termination of ministry from the Church, of the Senior Minister, or proven misconduct (immorality, misappropriation of funds, or doctrine contradicting the Articles Of Faith Of Australian Christian Churches), the Board of the Church shall constitute a Nominating Board for the purpose of appointing a suitable person holding Australian Christian Churches credentials to fill the position of Senior Minister whenever such a vacancy shall occur. 

Should the Nominating Board after due deliberation, refuse to recommend to the Board any person proposed as Senior Minister within a 4 month period, or shall be unable, the Board shall then notify the State Executive and they will then appoint an interim pastor until the Board can choose a permanent Senior Minister. The decision of the Board shall be carried by a 3/4 majority. The decision of the Board shall be final. 

Upon the appointment of the new Senior Minister all key leadership (ie. Elders, deacons and Advisory Boards) shall voluntarily tender their resignations to the new Senior Minister but continue to act in an advisory capacity and be subject to reappointment at his discretion within a period of 12 months of the Senior Minister's appointment. 

2          Remuneration:

The Board shall negotiate and determine the remuneration and conditions of the Senior Minister's appointment according to the guidelines set down by the National Executive and obtainable from the National Office. 

3          Resignation:

The Senior Minister may resign his appointment by giving the Board at least three (3) months written notice. A lesser resignation period shall only be by the mutual consent of the Senior Minister and the Board.

 4          Powers and Duties of Senior Minister:

  1. 1.The Senior Minister shall be responsible to conduct himself with godliness and dignity befitting his position and to be an example. He shall give himself to prayer and the Word of God to be effective in preaching and administering the sacraments. 
  1. 2.The Senior Minister shall be a person who qualifies for membership of the Church and is Baptised with the Holy Spirit according to Acts 2:4. 
  1. 3.The Senior Minister or his nominee shall preside at all meetings of the Church and be Chairman of the Board and be entitled to chair all Business Meetings and every board, committee or department meeting as he shall so decide. 
  1. 4.No meeting shall be held by any committee, board or department without notice having been given to the Senior Minister informing him of the time, place and purpose of the meeting. This requirement may be waived by the Senior Minister if he shall so decide. 
  1. 5.No leader, committee, board or department shall depart from the established policies of the Church without prior consultation with the Senior Minister. 
  1. 6.The Senior Minister may vote on any question arising at any meeting of the Church or of any board, department or committee with the exception of any voting to set the level and manner of remuneration of the Senior Minister. 
  1. 7.The Senior Minister shall be in charge of all meetings of the Church with full power, subject to this Constitution, to decide who shall participate in them and in what manner. 
  1. 8.The Senior Minister, after consultation with the Board, may create special groups within the assembly and appoint Departmental leaders in consultation with the Board for whatever purpose or term at his sole discretion. 
  1. 9.The Senior Minister shall have the power to employ and dismiss staff members and assistant ministers at his sole discretion after consultation with the Board. Remuneration in all cases shall be set by the Board in consultation with the Senior Minister. 
  1. 10.The Senior Minister shall have such other powers and duties as is set out by this Constitution. 
  1. 11.The expression "Senior Minister" means the person acting in that position for the time being.



1          Associate and Appointment:

Upon the recommendation of the Senior Minister (but not otherwise) the Board may appoint an Associate Minister. Such an office shall only be created as the need arises and at the request of the Senior Minister who shall nominate to the Board of the Church a suitable candidate. If the proposed Associate Minister is approved by the Board, the same shall be appointed. 

2          Powers and Duties of the Associate Minister:

  1. 1.Upon the recommendation of the Senior Minister (but not otherwise) the Board may empower the Associate Minister to function in any or all of the responsibilities and exercise any or all of the powers of the Senior Minister as defined in 7.4. 
  1. 2.The Associate Minister may not assume any of the powers or responsibilities of the Senior Minister unless first requested to do so by the Senior Minister and approved to do so by the Board. 
  1. 3.The Associate Minister shall fulfil the conditions as set out in 7.4.1 and 7.4.2. 

3          Appointment of Assistant Ministers:

Assistant Ministers shall be selected and appointed to the Ministry Team of the Assembly at the sole discretion of the Senior Minister provided always that such appointments are ratified by the Board. 

4          Powers and Duties of Assistant Ministers:

  1. 1.Assistant Ministers shall function only within the specific portfolio assigned to them by the Senior Minister and shall be responsible directly to him in all matters relating to their ministry. 
  1. 2.Assistant Ministers shall have no legal or administrative powers except those specifically assigned to them by the Senior Minister. Notwithstanding, they may be elected to the Board of the Assembly and exercise such powers and duties as are consistent with that office. 
  1. 3.Assistant Ministers shall fulfil the conditions as set out in 7.4.1 and 7.4.2.



1.1       Grounds:

Any complaint against a credentialed Minister shall be attested to by at least two witnesses and addressed in writing to the State Secretary on the following grounds: 

1.         Moral Failure

2.         Doctrinal Error contradicting the Articles of Faith of Australian Christian Churches

3.         Financial misappropriation, mismanagement, or illegalities

  1. 4.Conduct unbecoming of a minister as determined by the State Executive. 

1.2           The matter shall be dealt with by the State Executive or their appointee according to State By Law Article 6 and National By Law Article 3. 

1.3           Any other matter of complaint or major concern towards a credentialed Minister shall be attested by a minimum of 2 witnesses and addressed in writing to the local church secretary who shall place the matter before the church board for adjudication. The church board may also at their discretion place the matter in the hands of the district and/or State Executive. 

2          Procedure:

  1. 1.Upon receipt of the complaint, the Secretary shall bring the matter before a meeting of the Board in the presence of the Senior Minister and consider whether the grounds have been established. The Senior Minister shall not be Chairman of any meeting in which this complaint is to be discussed. The District Leader or his appointee/s is to chair all meetings in which the allegation or complaint is to be addressed. 
  1. 2.If the Board considers the complaint to be groundless, the Secretary shall notify the complainant accordingly. 
  1. 3.Should the complaint be on grounds other than in 9.1 and the Board consider the grounds upon which the complaint has been made to be established, it shall deal with the matter in its sole discretion. 
  1. 4.If the Senior Minister is aggrieved by the decision of the Board in the matter, he may appeal to the State Executive Presbytery of Australian Christian Churches by notice in writing to the State Secretary thereof (a copy of such notice shall be given to the Assembly Secretary).   
  1. 5.Should the complaint be made against a credentialed Minister, other than the Senior Minister, the Senior Minister shall chair all meetings convened to address the complaint at local church level. Should the Senior Minister be involved in the complaint or it become difficult for him/her to be impartial, then all meetings shall be chaired by the district and/or state appointee.
  1. 6.Should the credentialed Minister be aggrieved by a local boards decision, he/she may activate the same course of action as described in Article 9:2.4. 

3          State Discipline:

Should the Board receive a charge against a Credentialed Minister in terms of 9.1 they shall refer the matter immediately to the District and State Superintendent who, together with the State Executive Presbytery of Australian Christian Churches, and in consultation with the Board of the Assembly shall deal with the matter at their sole discretion. 

Should the State Executive Presbytery find the charge against the Minister proven, they may: 

  1. 1.Reprove him, in which case the Board of the Assembly may invoke the provision set out in 9.2 at its sole discretion. 
  1. 2.Suspend or remove State credentials or recommend the removal or suspension of National credentials in which case the Board shall terminate his appointment forthwith. 
  1. 3.Should members of the local church have a major concern regarding the overall welfare of the local church or it’s Credentialed Ministers, they may address these matters in writing before the local church board. Should their concerns be not properly addressed they may appeal in writing to the District/State Executive for adjudication purposes. 

Such termination shall be effected three (3) months from the date of the meeting, or the Minister may be dismissed forthwith and receive three (3) months' salary in lieu of continuing in the Assembly's employment providing that the termination was not for moral failure or financial misappropriation. In such a case the Board in their absolute discretion, may terminate the Minister's employment without further financial reimbursement except holiday pay, long service and superannuation reimbursements. 

4          Appeal Costs:

In the event of an appeal to the State Executive Presbytery of Australian Christian Churches, the expenses of the said State Executive Presbytery in determining the appeal shall be met by the Assembly.

Notice of the determination of the question by the said State Executive Presbytery shall be transmitted to the Minister and to the Church Secretary who shall refer the matter to the Board 



 The Government of the Assembly is invested in the Advisory Board and chaired by the Senior Minister. Here after this GOVERNING BODY shall be referred to as THE BOARD. 

The Chairman shall conduct the meetings in a proper and orderly manner according to the provisions of this Constitution and the practices of Australian Christian Churches. 

1          Appointment:

The Senior Minister may appoint persons from the members of the Assembly who are of evident maturity, spirituality, and ability as Elders, Deacons or Deaconesses, or Advisory Boards (ie. Advisory Business Board, Advisory Missions Board, Advisory Building Board, etc.) to assist the Senior Minister in the spiritual oversight of the Assembly, as the Senior Minister may see fit. 

2          Procedure:

  1. 1.Elders, Deacons, and/or Advisory Board Members are appointed or dismissed by the Senior Minister. 
  1. 2.Elders, Deacons, and/or Advisory Board Members are not self appointed. 
  1. 3.Elders, Deacons, and/or Advisory Board Members are not appointed by the members of the Assembly. 
  1. 4.Appointments or dismissals of Elders, Deacons, and/or Advisory Board Members shall be endorsed by the existing Board. 

3          Term of Office:

All such appointments shall be for whatever term or upon whatever conditions the Senior Minister, together with the Board, may specify.


4          Size of Board:

The Board shall consist of a minimum of three (3) members and a maximum of nine (9) members.

5          Responsibilities of the Board:

  1. 1.Management of the affairs of the Assembly shall be vested in the Board which may exercise all such power and functions as may be exercised on behalf of the Assembly. 
  1. 2.The Board shall be the financial appointees of the Assembly. 
  1. 3.The Board or its nominee shall have power to draw upon the Treasurer for such amounts as they shall decide to be necessary for the proper conduct of the affairs of the Assembly. 
  1. 4.The Board may delegate such powers or functions as it sees fit from time to time.  
  1. 5.Should the Senior Minister be incapacitated by prolonged illness (4 months), or insanity or be otherwise prevented from exercising the oversight of the Assembly, the Board shall be empowered to appoint an Acting Senior Minister (in conjunction with the State Executive Presbytery or their appointee) who shall be responsible for the oversight of the Assembly until the return of the Senior Minister (providing that his absence was not due to certified insanity) or until the appointment of the Acting Senior Minister is revoked by the Board.


6          Meetings of the Board:

  1. 1.The Board shall meet at least once in every two (2) months to exercise its functions. At least seven days notice shall be given for all General Board Meetings. 
  1. 2.At every meeting of the Board, one more than a simple majority shall constitute a quorum. 
  1. 3.The Board may meet together and regulate its proceedings as it thinks fit PROVIDED THAT questions arising at any meeting of the Board shall be decided by a majority of votes. The chairman shall have a casting vote. 
  1. 4.Not less than forty-eight (48) hours notice shall be given to members of the Board of any Special Meeting of the Board. Not withstanding a meeting of the Board may be held at any time providing all members agree to meet. 
  1. 5.The Board may conduct its business by memorandum on such conditions as it shall see fit. 
  1. 6.The duly recorded minutes of a Board Meeting shall be prima facie evidence of a decision or resolution of the Board, which decision or resolution shall be constituted by a majority vote of those present. 

7          By-Laws

The Board may make By-Laws and amend and vary same from time to time for the administration of the Assembly or any part or department thereof. 

11.       SECRETARY. 

1          Appointment:

The Secretary of the Assembly shall be nominated by the Senior Minister and whose appointment must by ratified by the Board. If the position is not filled by one of the Board, the position shall be non voting.    

2          Powers and Duties:

  1. 1.It shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Assembly to record and keep on file the minutes of all meetings of the Assembly. 
  1. 2.To keep on file all records of legal transactions such as Deeds, Mortgages, and Contracts which have been entered into by the Assembly. 
  1. 3.To maintain an up-to-date Fellowship Directory of the Assembly. 
  1. 4.To write such letters as he is directed by the recognised governing body of the Assembly, retaining duplicate copies for permanent file and to receive and place on file any correspondence received. 
  1. 5.To notify in writing the members of the Assembly of any general meeting thereof when so instructed. 
  1. 6.The records, documents, official stamps and seal and correspondence placed in the care of the Secretary of the Assembly are not his personal property nor under his personal control, but are the property of the Assembly and are under the control of the Assembly as directed by the vote of the Assembly or by the authority of the Board of the Assembly in accordance with this Constitution. 
  1. 7.The Secretary of the Assembly shall have no power to act in office without special authority from the Senior Minister, or Board except in so far as the provisions of this Constitution provides.


12.       TREASURER. 

1          Appointment:

The Treasurer of the Assembly shall be nominated by the Senior Minister and whose appointment must be ratified by the Board. If the position is not filled by one of the Board, the position shall be non- voting. 

2          Duties: 

                     The Treasurer shall have such duties as are set out in this Constitution. On the recommendation of the Board, the officers of Secretary and Treasurer may be combined.



One of the meetings of the Board shall be the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Board and will serve as the AGM of the Assembly. This meeting will be called by the Board and be held, as near as practical, twelve months from the previous AGM. The Senior Minister or his appointee shall chair this meeting. 

1          Notification of AGM:

At least fourteen (14) days notice will be given of the meeting to each congregation at which time the agenda for the meeting will be made available to all interested parties.

All documents presented at this meeting will be made available to all interested parties within fourteen (14) days of the meeting.

Accidental omission to give notice of this meeting to any member of the assembly shall not invalidate this meeting.


2          The Business:

The business of the Annual General Meeting shall be: 

  1. 1.Presentation of reports for the previous twelve (12) months from the Senior Minister, Treasurer and any other person or departmental head as requested by the Board. 
  1. 2.To present the auditor’s and/or accountant’s report, if available, upon the books and accounts of the Assembly for the precious year.

In the event the auditor’s and/or accountant’s report is not available at the time of the meeting the auditor’s and/or accountant’s report will be presented to the first available general meeting of the Board. This report will be made available to all interested parties within fourteen (14) day’s of being presented to the Board. 

  1. 3.To attend to all other business set down on the Agenda by thSenior Minister and Board. 

3          Agenda:

The Agenda for AGM shall be determined by the Senior Minister and the other members of the Board. Any member of the Assembly may submit matters to the Board that shall be included on the Agenda, provided such submission:

  1. 1.Be in writing.
  2. 2.Be submitted to the Secretary at least seven (7) clear days prior to such
  3. 3.Be included only at the discretion of the Board.

4          Extraordinary General Meeting:

  1. 1.An Extraordinary General Meeting may be held when considered necessary from time to time by the Board after at least seven (7) days notice is given to the congregation. 
  1. 2.This meeting shall be called for the Church to vote on matters of property, sale or purchase and the raising of loans. Any of the above must be carried by a two-thirds (2/3rds) majority of the members present. 
  1. 3.Accidental omission to give notice to any member shall not invalidate the meeting or the resultant outcome. 
  1. 4.A quorum shall be constituted by one-third 1/3 of the current membership being present at the said meeting. 

5          Chairman:

The Senior Minister or his nominee shall preside as Chairman of all General Meetings and Extraordinary Meetings of the Assembly. 

6          Interpretation of Constitution:

                           The Board shall be the sole authority for the interpretation of this Constitution and regulations made thereunder and a decision of the Board upon any question of interpretation or upon any matters affecting the Assembly and not provided for by this Constitution, shall be final and binding on the members.



1          Application:

The income and property of the Assembly whencesoever derived shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objectives of the Assembly. No portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to the persons who at any time are or have been members of the Assembly or to any of them or to any person claiming through any of them. 

PROVIDED THAT nothing herein shall prevent the payment in good faith or remuneration to any officers or servants of the Assembly or to any member thereof or other person in return for services actually rendered to the Assembly or for goods supplied in the ordinary way of business (but not for services rendered as an office bearer) nor prevent the payment of interest on borrowed money, the maximum rate charged by Banks in the State in similar circumstances or the payment of rent for premises or goods let or hired to the Assembly. 

2          Designated Income:

All designated gifts and offerings whatsoever, of money or otherwise shall, except with the express permission and consent of the donor of such gifts and offerings, or their personal representative, be applied to the purpose or purposes for which they are designated. If, in the opinion of the Board, it should prove impossible to effect such designated purpose, the Board may refer the matter to the donor or, if the donor is not living, to the donor's personal representative and if no personal has been appointed, then the Board may apply the gift to a purpose or purposes as near as possible to the intention of the donor as the Board may determine. 

3          Accounts:

True accounts should be kept in the manner determined by the Board of all sums of money received and expended by the Assembly; and of the property, assets and liabilities of the Assembly and proper reports are to be delivered to the Board as it shall require. 

4          Financial Records:

The Treasurer of the Assembly shall be responsible to keep all financial records in the manner and at such place as determined by the Board. 

5          Banking:

The Treasurer shall ensure that all moneys received on behalf of the Assembly are accounted for and duly banked as soon as practicable with such bank or banks in the name of the Assembly as the Board from time to time determines. 

6          Signatories:

The Board shall designate signatories of all banking accounts from time to time and the Treasurer shall notify the bank or banks accordingly. All accounts must be operated by any two authorised signatures. 

7          Expenditure Authority:

No cheque shall be drawn or a debit in any other manner incurred on the Assembly's bank account and no expenditure shall be incurred except when authorised by the Board. The Board may, by resolution, authorise designated persons to draw cheques to a limit determined by it from time to time. 

8          Financial Year:

The financial year of the Assembly shall be determined by the Board. 

9          Auditor:

                            The Board shall appoint a person or firm as Auditor and/or Accountant from time to time which such Auditor and/or Accountant shall give a written report to the AGM of the Board. 

10         Trustee:

By resolution of a duly constituted General Meeting, the Assembly may appoint a Trustee or Trustees, whether a corporate body or natural person(s) to hold its real property subject to trusts approved by the Board, and may in the same manner cancel or vary such appointment. 

11         Finance Committee:

The Board, by resolution, may appoint a Finance Committee from its members or the general membership of the Church to: 

  1. 1.Advise the Board concerning the financial administration of the Assembly. 
  1. 2.Recommend the level and manner of remuneration of all staff members. 

12         Other Bodies:

If the Board so determines from time to time, it may establish or join in the establishment of, or promote or constitute such other body (whether incorporated or not) or trust or entity, ancillary to or for the benefit of, or to better carry out or promote the objects of the Assembly, provided always that the documents constituting such body shall provide, include the following: 

  1. 1.That upon dissolution of the body in question, the property or assets thereof be applied to or for the benefit of the Assembly. 
  1. 2.That no person who is not appointed by the Board holds office or be appointed as a director or be a member thereof. 
  1. 3.Any person appointed to hold office pursuant to sub-clause (b) hereof may have such appointment revoked at any time by the Board. 

13         Indemnity:

Any Senior Minister, Associate Minister, Assistant Minister, Elder, Office-bearer or any other person acting in any authorised capacity on behalf of the Assembly is hereby indemnified and saved harmless against any claim or other action against such person arising in any way out of the proper performance of their duties on behalf of the Assembly which claim or Judgement in any action and the costs thereof shall be paid for and on behalf of such person out of the Assembly assets and funds. 


  1. 1.The State Executive of Australian Christian Churches may be invited to hold a meeting of members or to assist or advise in the business or affairs of the Assembly by the Senior Minister, or the Board, or by 1/3 of the current membership of the Assembly by written and signed request notwithstanding the contrary opinion of any of these. 
  1. 2.Such meetings shall be chaired by an appointee of the State Executive. 
  1. 3.The meeting shall be conducted according to the provisions of this Constitution except that the Agenda shall be set by the State Executive. 
  1. 4.All business conducted shall be according to the Constitution of the Assembly, and the State or National Executive official of Australian Christian Churches may not institute any rule, take any action, or make any decision affecting the Assembly unless such motions are carried by 1/3 of the members. 
  1. 5.Notwithstanding the attendance at any meeting of the Assembly of members of the State or National Executives of Australian Christian Churches, who are not members of this Assembly, any business conducted at any such meeting according to this Constitution shall be and remain of full force and effect and be binding on the members of the Assembly. 
  1. 6.The District Superintendent or his appointee shall have the right to attend and chair the Board Meetings and Members’ Meetings of all unregistered Churches pastored by those holding a Probationary Minister’s Certificate or a Specialised Ministries Certificate except those under a mother Church.


  1. 16. LEGAL ACTION. 

No, Pastor, officer, or member of the assembly may involve or bind the assembly in legal action, whether by instigation or defence, without the written consent of the Board or officers who shall bring the matter before the members of the assembly at a Special General Meeting for decision.


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