Sample Documents

The sample documents listed below are available as a resource for congregations to use as a reference in the development of their own constitutions, by-laws, and human resources related documents. 

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As more and more new congregations join LCMC, we are receiving more requests for samples of constitutions and bylaws for their review and to assist in the creation or rewriting of their own constitutions and bylaws. LCMC does not have a "model" constitution and does not require approval of a congregation's constitution. The following congregations have graciously provided copies of their constitution and bylaws as an aid to any congregation seeking assistance. There is no requirement to use any of these. They have been provided solely as examples for congregations seeking direction.

Sample Constitutions:

Sample By-Laws

Sample Human Resources Documents

Other Sample Documents

  • SCOTUS 6/26/15 Decision Resources:  Sample responses for congregations to the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate a state’s decision to define marriage as only between one man and one woman, and to therefore require every state to perform same gender marriage.