ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of this Church shall be Sulphur Fork Missionary Baptist Church , located in Sumner County, Tennessee.
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
The Purpose of this church shall be the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The administration of the Ordinances of the New Testament, the spiritual growth of its members, personal evangelism, missionary endeavor at home and abroad. Christian education and Christian stewardship.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
The congregation shall consist of persons meeting the requirements set forth in the Bylaws, a body of professing and baptized believers in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, covenanting together to fulfill the purposes of Christ for His Church. Such government as the church may wish shall be drawn up, adopted, and revised from time to time as an expression of our understanding of the Scriptures, our sole authority for faith and practice.
ARTICLE IV – POLICY
Recognizing Jesus Christ as the only head of the church, this our congregation shall seek to ascertain and obey the will of our Lord in all matters of faith and practice. Authority to reach decisions for governing the affairs of this church being given to Christ, we hold that such authority and responsibility is vested in the active membership of the congregation. Rules governing the conduct of the congregational business are set forth in the bylaws attending this constitution.
ARTICLE V – AFFILIATIONS
In carrying out the wider ministry for which Christ has made his Church responsible, we will work in cooperation with other Baptist Churches, local Baptist Associations and other Baptist Organizations as deemed appropriate by the voting members of Sulphur Fork Missionary Baptist Church.
This church may also work in cooperation with the larger Christian fellowship through local and other councils as the voting members deem appropriate.
ARTICLE VI – AMMENDMENTS
This constitution may be amended by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the active members of the church present and voting at a duly called meeting for such purpose, provided that such proposed amendment is read upon of no less than three (3) regular monthly business meetings of the church.