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Why do many churches have
a Constitution and By-laws?

A constitution and bylaws is required of any church which seeks to qualify for legal recognition as a nonprofit organization. The document, usually configured in legal terminology, is composed by the organizers of the church to describe the governing rules by which the church is organized and administrated, and to describe their beliefs and mission.

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