N.Y. Religious Corporations Law Section 434
Right of affiliation

  • relationships between churches, district corporations and the general council of the Assemblies of God

Churches shall be deemed to be sovereign, autonomous, self governing and self determining bodies. The affiliation of each church with the general council of the Assemblies of God and the New York district of the Assemblies of God shall be in matters of doctrine and conduct. In the event determination of disaffiliation with the general council of the Assemblies of God is under consideration by an affiliated assembly, the pastor and/or the church council shall invite the district officiary to participate in a special called church meeting for the express matter of giving the district officiary the opportunity to present the case for continued general council affiliation. Final disposition of the matter may then proceed in accordance with the by-laws of the local church not inconsistent with this article.

Source: Section 434 — Right of affiliation; relationships between churches, district corporations and the general council of the Assemblies of God, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RCO/434 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 434’s source at nysenate​.gov

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