BYLAWS
OF
(Christian State Organization Name)



ARTICLE ITHE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE THE MEMBERSHIP OF (Christian State Organization Name) (XXXXX)

(Christian State Organization Name) (henceforth referred to as (Christian State Organization Name)) will have no voting membership. Per XXXXX Revised Code Section XXXXX.XX and the XXXXX non-profit corporation law, the Board of Directors of (Christian State Organization Name) shall for the purposes of any statute, or rule of law relating to corporations, be deemed the members

of (Christian State Organization Name) and shall possess all the rights and privileges of membership.

ARTICLE IIBOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section OneScope of Powers. The affairs, property and business of the corporation shall be managed by the Board of Directors. In addition to the powers and authority expressly conferred on them by the Articles of Incorporation and these By-Laws, the Board of Directors may exercise all such powers of the Corporation and do such lawful acts as are not prohibited by law, the Articles of Incorporation or these bylaws.

Section TwoNumber. The Board of Directors shall consist of not less than four (4) nor more than nine (9) members, as changed from time to time by the Board. If Directors are husband and wife, they shall count as one vote and one member.

Section ThreeTerm. The term of each Director of (Christian State Organization Name) shall be three (3) years or until a successor Director has been elected or until his earlier resignation, death or removal.

Section FourElection. The election of Directors for positions which terms have expired or will expire shall occur at the annual meeting of the Board of Directors or otherwise at a regular meeting of the Board, by unanimous vote of the existing Board of Directors for each position to be filled. Directors shall be eligible for reelection without limitation on the number of terms served.

Section FiveCompensation. The Directors shall serve without salary but shall be reimbursed for designated expenses in accordance with (Christian State Organization Name) expense reimbursement guidelines.

Section SixRegular Meetings. The regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held as a minimum quarterly without notice at such time as the Board of Directors shall from time to time designate, and an annual meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held without notice before or within one month after the close of the corporationís yearly accounting period, all at such places within the state of Ohio as the Board of Directors shall from time to time designate.

Section SevenSpecial Meetings. Special meetings may be held if called by the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, or any two (2) Directors providing a minimum of seven (7) days have been given to notify all Directors. Special meetings of the Directors may be held at any place, within the state of Ohio.

Section EightNotice and Waiver of Notice. Written notice of the time and place of each meeting of the Directors shall be given to each director either by personal delivery or by mail, at least two (2) days before the date set for the meeting. Any Director may waive notice of the time and the place of the meeting of the Directors, either before or after the holding of the meeting. The waiver shall be in writing and filed with or entered upon the records of the meetings. Attendance of a Director at a meeting shall constitute a waiver of the notice of such meeting, and a waiver of any and all objections to the place of the meeting, or the manner in which it has been called or convened, except if a Director states, at the beginning of the meeting, any such objection to the transaction of business.

Section NineContents of Notice and/or Contents of Waiver of Notice. The business to be transacted at, and the purpose of, any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors need not be specified in the notice or waiver of notice of such meeting.

Section TenQuorum. At all meetings of the Board of Directors, the presence of two-thirds (2/3) of the authorized number of Directors, but in any event not less than three (3) Directors, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. In the absence of a quorum, a majority of the Directors present at any meeting may adjourn the meeting from time to time until a quorum is obtained.

Section ElevenVoting. The act of a majority of the Directors present at any given meeting at which there is a quorum shall be the act of the Board of Directors, except as may be otherwise specifically provided by law, the Articles of Incorporation or by these bylaws. If Directors are husband and wife, they shall count as one vote and one member.

Section TwelveConduct of Meetings. The Chairman or in his absence, the Vice-Chairman, and in their absence on of the Directors so designated by the Board of Directors shall preside at the meetings of the Board of Directors. The Recording Secretary, or in the Secretaryís presence any person appointed by the presiding Director, shall act as Secretary for meetings of the Board of Directors. Meetings shall be governed by the most recent edition of "Robertís Rules of Order", except to the extent that these bylaws are inconsistent therewith.

Section ThirteenTelephone Participation in Meetings or Voting. Directors may participate in meetings of the Board of Directors through use of a conference telephone or similar communications equipment or technology, so long as all Directors participating in the meeting can hear one another. Such participation shall constitute personal presence at the meeting, and consequently shall be counted toward the required quorum and in any vote. Telephone voting may be used on time-sensitive decisions and every attempt is made to contact all Directors. Providing a quorum is reached, the conclusion shall be filed with the minutes of subsequent meetings.

Section FourteenWritten Consent. Any action required or permitted to be taken at any meeting of the Board of Directors or of any committee thereof may be taken without a meeting if a written consent, setting forth the action so taken, is signed by all members of the Board of Directors or of such committee, as the case may be. Such written consent shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board or committee.

Section FifteenAdjournment. A majority of the Directors present, whether or not a quorum exists, may adjourn any meeting of the Board of Directors to another time and place. Notice of any such adjourned meeting shall be given to the Directors who were not present at the time of the adjournment and, unless the time and place of the adjourned meeting is announced at the time of the adjournment, to the other Directors, with at least two days notice by telephone or personal delivery, or five days notice by first class mail, of the time and place of the meeting.

Section SixteenRemoval. The Board of Directors may declare the position of a Director vacant, and may remove such Director for cause, on the occurrence of any of the following events:

    1. The Director has been declared of unsound mind by a filed order of the Court.
    2. The Director has been convicted of a felony.
    3. The Director has failed to attend any meeting of the Board for at least six (6) months.
    4. The Director has been presented with two or more written charges, has been given at least ten days notice of a hearing at which he may have legal counsel present, and has been given opportunity for such hearing at a meeting of the Board.
    5. The Director has been excommunicated by their local church/fellowship.

The Board of Directors may declare the position of a Director vacant, and may remove such Director without cause, by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) majority of the Board of Directors. Election or appointment of a Director shall not of itself create any contract rights.

Section SeventeenResignation. Any Director may resign by giving written notice to the Chairman, Vice-Chairman or the Recording Secretary. The resignation shall be effective on receipt, unless the notice specifies a later time for the effective date of such resignation, or if the corporation would be left without the minimum number of duly elected Directors in which event the resignation shall be effective upon the election of a successor. If the resignation is effective at a future time, a successor may be elected before that time to take office when the resignation becomes effective.

Section EighteenVacancies. A vacancy on the Board of Directors shall exist on the death, resignation, or removal of any Directors; whenever the number of Directors authorized is increased; and on failure of the Directors to elect the full number of Directors authorized.

ARTICLE IIIOFFICERS

Section OneScope of Officers and Election. The officers of (Christian State Organization Name) shall be Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and one or more additional Vice-Chairmans. In addition, the Board of Directors may elect or appoint such other officers, including one or more Assistant Recording Secretaries and one or more Assistant Treasurers, as it shall deem desirable, such officer to have the authority and perform their duties prescribed, from time to time, by the Board of Directors. Any two or more offices may be held by the same person, except that no person may hold both the office of Chairman and Recording Secretary. The Board of Directors or other body may secure the fidelity of any or all such officers by bond or otherwise.

The Board of Directors at one of its meetings shall elect a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and any additional Vice-Chairmans at its option whose term of office will be in accordance with these bylaws and the (Christian State Organization Name)ís Articles of Incorporation. If the election of officers shall not be held at such meeting, a special election shall be held as soon thereafter as conveniently may be. New offices may be created and filled at any meeting of the Board of Directors. Each officer shall hold office until his successor shall have been duly elected and qualified.

Section TwoTerm. Each officer of the corporation shall hold office until his successor is chosen or until his earlier resignation, death, or removal.

Section ThreeChairman of the Board. Such Chairman shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall appoint the members of all committees. The Chairman shall be the principal officer of (Christian State Organization Name) and shall, in general, supervise and control all of the business affairs of the corporation. He shall preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors. He may sign, with the Recording Secretary or any other proper officer of (Christian State Organization Name) authorized by the Board of Directors, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts or other instruments that the Board of Directors have authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof, shall be expressly delegated by the Board of Directors, or by the bylaws, or by statute to some other officer or agent of the corporation.

Additionally, he shall be an ex-officio member of all committees and shall make such reports and recommendations to the Board of Directors of (Christian State Organization Name) at any regular or special meetings, concerning the work and affairs of the corporation, and in his judgement any reports that may be necessary for their information and guidance; and finally require such reports from the Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Executive Director as in his judgement are necessary.

In general, he shall perform all duties incident to the office of the Chairman. Further, the Chairman shall assist in preparing annual budgets and additional budgets as needed with the approval of the Board; shall be authorized to incur expenses in accordance with the approved budget, or as directed by the Board of Directors; shall attend all meetings of the Board of Directors unless otherwise directed by the Board; shall be an ex-officio member of all committees; shall also from time to time make reports of the work and affairs of (Christian State Organization Name) to the Board of Directors at their annual and other meetings, and shall perform such other duties as may be incidental to the office.

Section FourVice-Chairman(s). The Vice-Chairman or additional Vice-Chairmans, in the order named by the Board of Directors, shall perform the duties of the Chairman in the event of his inability or refusal to act, and when selected, shall have all the powers of and subject to all the restrictions of the Chairman. The Vice-Chairman (or Vice-Chairmans) shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the Chairman or by the Board of Directors.

Section FiveRecording Secretary. The Recording Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the members of the Board of Directors and/or the Officers in one or more books provided for that purpose; see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation, or as required by law; shall keep a register of the post office address of each member of the Board of Directors and furnish the Board of Directors with a list of officers, members of the Board of Directors, and members of committees whose term shall expire at the next annual meeting; and in general shall perform all duties incident to the office of Recording Secretary and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him or her by the Chairman or by the Board of Directors.

Section SixTreasurer. The Treasurer, if one is appointed or designated by the Board of Directors, may be requested to give a bond for the faithful discharge of his or her duties, in such sum and with such surety and sureties as the Board of Directors shall determine.

At least once annually, the books of account of (Christian State Organization Name) will be approved by a public accountant, duly appointed by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall also sign such papers as may be required by the office and as may be directed by the Board of Directors; and in general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer, and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Section SevenAssistant Treasurer(s) and/or Recording Secretaries. As required by the Board of Directors, any duly designated Assistant Treasurer and/or Assistant Recording Secretaries shall perform such duties as may assigned to them by the Board of Directors or the Chairman. The Board of Directors, in order to secure the fidelity of any or all such officers may, but are not required to, impose the posting of a bond.

Section EightRemoval of Officers. The Board of Directors may remove any officer with or without cause by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) majority. Election or appointment of an officer or other agent shall not of itself create contract rights.

Section NineResignation. Any Officer may resign by giving written notice to the Chairman, Vice-Chairman or the Recording Secretary. The resignation shall be effective on receipt, unless the notice specifies a later time for the effective date of such resignation, or if the corporation would be left without the minimum number of duly elected Directors in which event the resignation is effective at a future time, a successor may be elected before that time to take office when the resignation becomes effective.

Section TenVacancies. A vacancy in any office shall exist on the death, resignation, or removal of any officer. In the case of a vacancy, the Board of Directors may elect a new officer. In case of the absence of any officer of the corporation, or for any other reason that the Board of Directors may deem sufficient, the Board of Directors may delegate, for the time being, any or all of the power or duties of such officerto any officer or to any Director.

ARTICLE IVCOMMITTEES

Section OneCommittees. The Board of Directors, by resolution adopted by a majority of the Directors in office, may designate one or more additional committees, each of which shall consist of no less than three (3) or more Directors, which committees to the extent provided in said resolution shall have and exercise the authority of the Board of Directors in the management of the corporation but the designation of such committees and the delegation thereto of the authority, shall not operate to relieve the Board of Directors, or any individual Director of any responsibility imposed on it or him or her by law. Each committee shall serve with the pleasure of the Directors and shall act only in the interval between meetings of the Directors, and shall be subject to the control and direction of the directors.

ARTICLE V. AMENDMENTS

Section One. Power to Amend: In General. The regulations of (Christian State Organization Name) may be amended, repealed, or added to, or any regulation may be adopted by an affirmative vote of a majority, or fifty-one percent (51%) of the voting Directors present, if a quorum is present at a meeting duly called for this purpose according to the Articles of Incorporation or these Bylaws.

In general, every amendment to the Articles of Incorporation and/or these Bylaws shall be proposed by:

    1. The adoption by the Board of Directors where the body of the resolution set forth the proposed amendment.
    2. Petition of the Directors entitled to cast whatever percentage of votes were set forth in the Bylaws.
    3. Any other method as may be provided in the Bylaws.

Section TwoForm of Amendment. The resolution or petition shall contain the language of the

Proposed amendment to the Articles of Incorporation and/or the Bylaws providing that the Articles shall be amended as to read therein set forth in full, or that any provision thereof may be amended as to read therein set forth in full, or that the matter stated in the resolution or petition be added to or stricken from the Articles.

Section ThreeNotice of Amendments to Members/Directors. Written notice shall not be less than ten (10) days before the meeting of the Directors called for the purpose of considering the proposed amendment, be given to each member-Director of record entitled to vote thereon. There shall be included in, or enclosed with, such notice a copy of the proposed amendment or a summary of the changes to be effected thereby.

Section FourAdoption of Amendments. The proposed amendments shall be adopted upon receiving the affirmative vote of the members present entitled to cast at least a majority of the votes which all members present are entitled to cast thereof. Any number of amendments may be submitted to the Directors, and voted upon by them at one meeting.

Upon the adoption of an amendment by (Christian State Organization Name), as provided in this foregoing Article, such Articles of Amendments shall be executed under the seal of the corporation by two (2) duly authorized officers thereof, and shall set forth in specificity the following:

    1. The name of the corporation, and the address including street and number, if any, of its registered principal office.
    2. The statute under which the corporation was incorporated and the date of the incorporation.
    3. If the amendment is to be effective on a specified date, the hour if any, and the month, day and year of such effective date.
    4. The manner in which the amendment was adopted by the corporation.
    5. The amendment adopted by the corporation, which shall be set forth in full.

ARTICLE VIMISCELLANEOUS.

Section OneRequired Books and Records. (Christian State Organization Name) shall keep correct and complete books and records of accounts, and shall keep minutes of the proceedings of its meetings of the Board of Directors, and Committees having any authority so delegated from the Board of Directors, and shall keep at its principal office a record, giving the name and address of the Directors entitled to vote. All books and records of the corporation may be inspected by any Director, his agent or attorney for any proper purpose, and at any reasonable time.

Section TwoFinancial Debt. (Christian State Organization Name) will not obtain a financial loan nor acquire debt to provide any benefit or program for the membership.

ARTICLE VIIMERGER AND CONSOLIDATION.

Section OneProposals. Proposals for merger and consolidation shall be voted on according to the voting and quorum procedures set forth in the Articles of Incorporation of the (Christian State Organization Name) and according to the Bylaws of said corporation, and also pursuant to the XXXXX Non-Profit Corporation Law, Chapter XXXX.XX et seq.

ARTICLE VIII. DISSOLUTION.

Section OneDissolution. Any proposal by the Board of Directors for dissolution of (Christian State Organization Name) shall be treated according to the regulations set forth in the Articles of Incorporation of the (Christian State Organization Name) and according to its Bylaws, and pursuant to the requirements of the XXXX Non-Profit Corporation Law, Chapter XXXX.XX et seq. Of the XXXXX Revised Code.