Article I. ORGANIZATION AND PRINCIPLES
This ministerial organization is founded on the belief that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, who died on the cross for our sins and was raised from the dead, so that He might give us eternal life. He calls all men to repentance and salvation through His saving grace; so that He calls all those who believe on His name to witness what he has seen, heard and known of Jesus Christ to the world, by both word and deed through the power of the Holy Spirit. Accordingly, a Doctrinal Statement/Statement of Faith has been adopted which is stated in the Constitution, to which all those who serve this organization in any capacity,whether director, officer, permanent employee, volunteer or evangelistic worker, are expected to subscribe to, and continue to adhere to, as a general expression of their faith.
A statement of Administrative Principles and a Fund-Raising Ethics Code to govern the administration of the funds of the corporation, the general financial policy, and the handling of both income and expenses in accordance with sound and Christian practices have been adopted and are attached to and made a part
of these By-Laws.
The ministry shall have, and continuously maintain, a registered office and a registered agent whose office is identical with such registered office; which is subject to change by the ICOF Executive Board (Board of Directors). The principal office (which need not be identical with the registered office) shall be located at 1901 Prestwick Drive, LaGrange, KY 40031 such other offices may be established as the ICOF Executive Board may determine.
Section 2.01 Number and Qualification.
The affairs of this corporation shall be managed and controlled by a Board of Directors which we call the ICOF International Presbytery. This consists of not less than seven (7) members. Each Director must be living a commendable Christian life and fully subscribe to the Doctrinal Statement and the Statement of
Administrative Principles, and be prepared to indicate such agreement with the Doctrinal Statement at the time of election or re-election by signing a form provided for that purpose. A Director should be a member in good standing of International Circle of Faith and have demonstrated a concern for other leaders
and have proven fruit in their own ministries.
Section 2.02 Election and Term.
Directors shall serve for a term of three (3) years and may serve an
unlimited number of consecutive terms. At the expiration of each
Director’s term, the remaining Directors, by majority vote, shall either re-
elect such retiring Director to the Board for another term or elect a
successor to fill his place. Terms shall be fixed to insure a reasonable
continuity with not more than one-third (1/3) of the terms expiring each