N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 421
Assemblies of God schools

  • seminaries and agencies of social relief

1.

Any church school, biblical seminary for the preparation of candidates for the ministry leading to ordination and the granting of credentials of ecclesiastical degrees in theology, other than those authorized by the rules of the board of regents, or association established for evangelical efforts or for the relief of the poor and the socially needy, which is intended to be an auxiliary organization of the Assemblies of God and where a chapel for the conduct of worship is provided, shall be deemed a church to all intents and purposes and be subject thereby to all the provisions of this article, except where otherwise indicated, and may be incorporated or reincorporated in the manner prescribed in this article as a church of the Assemblies of God.

2.

Such church school, biblical seminary or association, shall be required to adopt a constitution and by-laws not inconsistent with the provisions of this article. The constitution and by-laws must be submitted to the New York district of the Assemblies of God for approval in writing, and become effective and binding only upon receipt of such approval. All future amendments to the constitution and by-laws shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of this article.

3.

In any case where such church school, biblical seminary or association does not have within its organization the positions of a minister or officiating minister and where the provisions of any section of this article designate such person or persons to fulfill any function pertaining to incorporation or corporate affairs, there shall be substituted therefor the names of whatever persons or positions are designated in the organization’s duly approved constitution and by-laws to fulfill functions of leadership.

Source: Section 421 — Assemblies of God schools; seminaries and agencies of social relief, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/421 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 421’s source at nysenate​.gov

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