“Let everyone be subject to governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves” (Romans 13:1-2 NIV)
The Board of Directors of Origin Church, Inc. is deeply committed to the highest level of accountability in life, ministry, and finances. Scripture is clear that Christians are called to submit to governing authorities and laws unless forced to disobey the Scripture. Christian churches and ministries should establish the strongest legal foundation and financial accountability in their lives, churches and ministries. In fact, Christians should be the standard-bearer for society.
In 1 Peter 2:17, the Scripture says to “Fear God, Honor the King.” To fear God is to honor our leaders. Here at Origin Church we take the Scripture seriously and live by it. We stand on both the warnings and promises of God.
Every believer and participant in fellowship with Origin Church Inc. can be confident that its corporate veil is undeniable and this ministry honors the Word of God and the governing authorities which God has established.
In addition, every believer and participant in fellowship with Origin Church, Inc. can also be assured that the Board of Directors maintains all the necessary and legal documents required to operate a Christian church and ministry. Some of these records include Articles of Incorporation, Form SS-4, Constitution & Bylaws, and Resolutions and Board of Directors’ Meeting Minutes. Our partnership with our accountants and advisors has made Origin Church, Inc. a more formidable force to fulfill God’s mission.
Constitution & Bylaws: The Constitution & Bylaws of Origin Church, Inc. sets up its governing authority in this way: We are guarded by the directors, guided by the staff, and gifted through the membership. The lead pastor and his staff serve together as a team to lead and minister the Word of God and coach the people of God to be empowered with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Policy Manual: The Board of Directors of Origin Church, Inc. have approved policies as required by law. All policies are subordinate to the regulations within the Constitution & Bylaws of this church. Some of these approved policies include but not limited to, Benevolence, Cell Phone, Conflict of Interest, Handling Gifts & Donated Property, Intellectual Property, and Document Retention.
Accounting & Advisory Support: Origin Church is advised by and recommends the following accounting and advisory teams to ensure the highest level of accountability and legal foundation for Christian churches and ministries throughout our great nation, The United States of America.
Dan Dorner: In-Rhythm Consulting, Woodstock, GA, http://www.in-rhythm.org
Dave Bennett, Financial Planner, Sacramento, CA
Ken Lawhorn, Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams & Co PA, Ministry Bookkeeping & Accountants, Cleveland, TN, http://www.lawhorncompany.com
”Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22 NIV).