Dear South Texas Ministers,

For the past couple of years Pastor Tim, my staff, our District Presbyters and others have written a policy for our District Affiliated Churches.  General Council has empowered each of our AG Districts throughout the nation to write their own policy for their District Affiliated Churches. Our District Affiliated Church Policy Committee, made up of Gary Chapin, Mike Hammonds, Deborah Prihoda, Darold DeHart, Brandon Brewer, Duane Hamilton, each of our Sectional Presbyters and myself presented a proposed policy to our Executive Presbytery in October and District Presbytery in November. It was affirmed to present to our upcoming 2018 District Council to be voted on as a Constitutional amendment.  

Below is a copy of the proposed Constitutional amendment for you to review.  In summary, the policy will consist of creating two types of District Affiliated Church.

  1. District Affiliated New Work is a new church plant or a revitalization that does not have a parent church affiliation and needs the assistance of our district team to provide leadership and guidance during their formative years.  General Council’s definition of a District Affiliated Assembly is one that is a new work.  Our goal is for this status of District Affiliation to last no more than 2 years then progress to a sovereign status.
  1. District Affiliated Sovereign Assembly which will be the newly created status of all our current District Affiliated Assemblies/Churches which have been District Affiliated for over 2 years.  This new status or category of churches will be a completely sovereign church just like our Sovereign General Council Assemblies/Churches with the exception of the number of membership.   As a District Affiliated Sovereign Assembly there will be no minimum membership requirement and qualified Board members can be chosen from off sight as long as they are qualified.  This may require a local Constitution and Bylaw update.  

In January 2018, Darold DeHart and I will be traveling to each of our sections to conduct an information session along with Q & A in regards to this newly developed policy.     Each of our sessions will begin at 7:00pm and is open to our credentialed ministers, board members or advisory council members and District Council Church delegates.  Since this new policy, if passed at District Council, will affect each of our District Affiliated Churches we strongly recommend that each of our District Affiliated Church Pastors attend if at all possible.

 

Your Fellow Servant,

Don K. Wiehe

 

District Affiliated Constitution and Bylaw Proposed Changes (Click here to view)

 

Applications

District Affiliated New Work Church 

District Affiliated Sovereign Church 

General Council Affiliated Church 

State Form 202 Non-Profit Formation 

 

Places in South Texas with no Assemblies of God Church

 

Sample Constitution and By law for District Affiliated Churches

 

Housing Allowance Update

 

2018 New Tax Law Summary