Voting Rights & Termination of Members
SECTION V: VOTING RIGHTS OF MEMBERSHIP
Every Active Member shall have the right to vote on matters submitted to the Church in a business meeting, which includes the following matters: the annual budget of the Church, the election of the Trustees, the merger or dissolution of the Church, the acquisition of real property and related indebtedness, amendments to the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws of the Church, and the calling or removing of a Senior Pastor. Each active member 16 years of age and older is entitled to one vote. Voting by proxy is prohibited.
a. The member's life and conduct is not in accordance with the membership covenant in such a way that the member hinders the witness and ministry of the Church in the community. A member may be disciplined by having his/her membership status changed to "inactive" or by having it terminated (see Article VII, Section IV, A.).
Members dismissed by the Pastors, deacons, and Leadership Team shall be restored by the same according to the spirit of 2 Corinthians 2:7-8 when their life-styles are judged to be in accordance with the membership covenant.