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Constitution

CONSTITUTION OF BAPTIST TABERNACLE

ARTICLE 1 - NAME

The name of this corporation shall be Baptist Tabernacle of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

ARTICLE 2 - PURPOSE

The purpose of this church shall be the advancement of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. Its members shall seek to do this through faithful Christian stewardship, public worship of God, the preaching of the gospel, Christian education, evangelistic activity, missionary endeavor and Christian living and social action. We accept the Holy Bible as the foundation of our faith and practice.

ARTICLE 3 - DENOMINATION AFFILIATION

This church shall be affiliated with the Welsh/Wyoming Baptist Association, the American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware (ABCOPAD), and the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A. (ABC USA). Delegates, elected by this church, shall be sent to meetings of the above mentioned organizations, and shall be members in good standing, who have been immersed. This church shall cooperate by making all reasonable reports requested and shall stand ready to cooperate with other Christian churches in the interest of all public causes that make for the betterment of human living, and the coming of the Kingdom of God.

ARTICLE 4 – MEMBERSHIP

Section 1 – Qualifications

Any person professing faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is in accord with the faith and practices held by this Church, and has given evidence of having accepted the principles of the Covenant (see attachment) of this church, may be admitted to membership.

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