Constitution
Jesus Is Lord Mission Society

PREAMBLE:  

            Rejoicing and filled with gratitude that God has been gracious and merciful to us in granting us, by the power of the Spirit, faith to trust in His Son as the only Lord and Savior,

Desiring people of every tribe, nation and tongue hear about this joyful Good News of Jesus as Lord, as we respond with eagerness and passion to our Savior's imperative,

Lamenting the continuing decline in enthusiasm and financial support in the LCMS for the privilege of sharing the only saving faith with those who are living without Jesus, in a time of increasing world population and God-given opportunities for mission everywhere,

Wanting leaders of the church, past and present, on every level, to increase their passion for mission, and to become involved in the promotion of the mission of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) personally and with exemplary financial, vocal, and prayer support,

JESUS IS LORD MISSION is constituted with prayer and humility.

ARTICLE I NAME

The name of this Mission Society shall be JESUS IS LORD MISSION.

ARTICLE II PURPOSE

The purpose of this Society shall be "that every tongue confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD, to the glory of God the Father" (Phil. 2:11) and to achieve this by encouraging called and lay church leaders of the LCMS to provide leadership for dynamic global outreach through prayer, gifts, assisting in recruiting volunteer and career missionaries, by personal example and by enlisting others for membership in this Society.

ARTICLE III RELATIONSHIP

This organization shall have as its only relationship, LCMS Office of International Mission, the Global Gospel Outreach of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. Only those projects and personnel approved by LCMS Office of International Mission will be funded by the Society.

ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP

This Society shall be comprised of those individuals, families or organizations who are in agreement with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society, and who financially support the Society.

ARTICLE V POWERS OF THE SOCIETY

General: The Society, through its voting members, shall have final authority to administer and manage all its external and internal affairs.

Powers of the Steering Committee and other committees: The Steering Committee and other committees shall have no authority beyond what has been bestowed upon them by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society, or by resolution of the members at the Annual Meeting.

ARTICLE VI STEERING COMMITTEE

The Steering Committee of the Society shall be determined by the bylaws of the Society.

ARTICLE VII PROPERTY RIGHTS

In the event that the Society should disband, the property rights connected with the Society shall be transferred to the Office of International Mission  of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

ARTICLE VIII BYLAWS

The Society may adopt or amend Bylaws as needed to accomplish its purpose.

ARTICLE IX CHANGING THE CONSTITUTION

The Constitution of the Society may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the member votes received. The proposed amendment shall be distributed in writing to the members three months in advance of the vote.

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