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
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