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Small Group Bible Study for all ages.
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Youth Bible study and worship for grades 7-8. Parents are also welcome!
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Sunday School
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Small Group Bible Study for all ages.
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5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Youth Bible Study & Worship for grades 9-12. Parents are also welcome!
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Sharon Baptist Church By-Laws

ARTICLE I:  We believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God.  That it was written by men and inspired by God without error.

ARTICLE II:  The church business shall be opened and closed with prayer.

ARTICLE III:  No member shall be heard without rising, addressing the moderator and when recognized, shall speak.

ARTICLE IV:  Only members have the privilege to vote on all questions.

ARTICLE V:  All motions voted on will be carried by a two-thirds majority of those submitting votes.  All absentee ballots must be signed on both ballot and envelope, sealed and given to specified person.

ARTICLE VI:  No question shall be submitted to vote unless introduced by motion and second; and motions thus submitted shall be voted on unless withdrawn by the person making the motion, accompanied by second.

ARTICLE VII: Roberts Rules of Order will be recognized as the standard for conducting all business of the church.

ARTICLE VIII:  The Office of Deacon shall require being set aside by the church, being proven for a specified time, approval by the church with a two-thirds majority of those submitting votes, being ordained by the church.  Must meet qualifications stated in 1 Timothy 3.  The Office of Deacon will be filled only by men of the church.

ARTICLE IX:  Acceptance of Deacons from another church. Must be a member of the church for six months.  Accepted and recommended by the Deacon body and approved by the church with a two-thirds majority of those submitting votes.

ARTICLE X:  Accepting Members. By Statement from members of churches of like faith and order; by Letter from members of a sister Southern Baptist Church; by Baptism upon a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  All members should subscribe to articles of the Baptist Faith and Message and desire to practice the articles of the Church Covenant.

ARTICLE XI:  Election of Officers.  Nominating committee elected by the church.  This committee will make recommendations to the church of officers and teachers.  Approval must be by a two-thirds majority of those submitting votes.  Members are to serve one year.  Officers and teachers will be elected to one year positions. 

ARTICLE XII:  Church Trustees.  Consisting of three people, recommended by the nominating committee; and approved by two-thirds majority of those submitting votes.

ARTICLE XIII:  The Lord’s Supper.  We believe the Lord’s Supper should be held in the manner which is stated in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

ARTICLE XIV:  All issues, not requiring emergency attention, will be voted on Sunday Night Business Meetings held on the second Sunday night of each month.

ARTICLE XV:  All proposed revisions of the By-Laws must be announced two weeks prior to being voted on.

ARTICLE XVI: CHURCH BY LAW ON HUMAN SEXUALITY AND SAME SEX UNIONS

We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture.

We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality, such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, pornography or any attempt to change one’s sex, or disagreement with one’s biological sex, is sinful and offensive to God.

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, should abide by and agree to this Statement on Marriage and Sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly.

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with scripture nor the doctrines of the church.

Based on our understanding of the truth of the Bible, there shall not be any ceremonies that celebrate same sex unions on the campus of the church or the use of any facility of the church.  No minister that is affiliated with Sharon Baptist Church shall officiate a ceremony that celebrates same sex unions. 

Any minister on the staff of Sharon Baptist Church that officiates at a ceremony that celebrates same sex unions will be immediately terminated.

Sharon Baptist Church shall not consider the hiring of individuals that do not meet the standards of sexuality set forth in the Bible and in this statement.  Any person employed by Sharon Baptist Church must share the conviction that homosexuality is a sin against God. 

Lev. 18:22; Rom. 1:26-28; Matt. 18:15-18; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Ex 20:14; Matt 5:27-32; Gal 5:19; Lev. 20:15; Matt. 5:28; Gen 2:24; Matt 19:4-6; Rom. 10:13; Rom. 1:28-32

Added 9-14-2014