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God's Soldiers® Motorcycle Ministry

"Road to Salvation"

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Open to Christian Men & Women, with all types of Bikes.

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Our Mission is to Reach & Save Souls.

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And Enjoy the Ride.

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Motorcycle Ministry ®                                                     EST. 2011
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Fellowship with like-minded Christian Men & Women from all walks of life.

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Our Mission is to Reach & Save Souls (James 5:20).

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Chapter Terms & Conditions

 

Granting of Charters
(a) Any group of Christians (men and/or women) who have read and agree with the Statements of Faith, Rules of Membership Covenant, and Guidelines for Chartering as stated in these by-laws shall have the right to make application to the National Board of Directors for the charter of a new chapter of the Motorcycle Ministry.
(b) The group requesting the charter may not, at the time of requisition or thereafter, be members of or affiliated with any other motorcycle group, association, ministry, etc.
(c) The group requesting the charter must have at least seven (7) active and committed members prior to making application to the Board of Directors.
(d) The group requesting the charter must meet with the National Board of Directors after making application for a personal/video conference interview. Included in this interview will be the giving of testimony of how the applicants came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and why they desire to be a part of the ministry.
(e) The group requesting the charter must have been riding or meeting together for the purposes of evangelism and discipleship.
(f) On the granting of a charter the newly chartered group must send the following written reports to the National Board of Directors or those specified by the Board of Directors at the indicated intervals:
(1) a copy of their newsletter -- sent monthly; (2) Minutes of their meetings -- sent monthly;
(3) Financial reports -- sent quarterly; (4) Activity reports (what events they have attended) -- sent quarterly; and (5) Other reports as deemed necessary by the National Board of Directors at a later time.

Rescission of a Charter

The authority to rescind a charter of the Corporation lies solely with the National Board of Directors. A Charter may be rescinded for failure to continue following the Statements of Faith, Rules of Membership, and Guidelines as stated in these by-laws. Rescission of a charter will be the last option to the Board of directors and will occur by a majority vote of the Board of Directors after the Board of Directors hears arguments from all parties involved.

Number of Directors

The number of Charter Board of Directors will always remain at seven (7).   Acts 6:3  “And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.”

Corporate Authority
All of the authority of the Charter shall be exercised under the direction of the National Board of Directors.

Resignation of a Director
Any Director of the Charter may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman, the Secretary, or other member of the National Board of Directors. The resignation shall take effect at the time the notice is received unless a later time is specified in the notice. Acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary for it to be effective. The remaining Charter Directors shall have the power to fill the vacancy created by the resignation for the unexpired term of the office by the vote of a majority of their number.

Definition of a Chapter
A chapter shall be a local division or sub-group of the Corporation. Each chapter must have a charter granted by the National Board of Directors. Chapters are set up so that they may operate somewhat independently, while still remaining under the authority and control of the National Board of Directors. Each chapter shall have officers which make up the Executive Committee of the chapter. This executive committee shall be fully accountable for their actions to the National Board of Directors.

New Chapter Guidelines

  • A new chapter may be formed when:
    • A visionary leader with the necessary time and commitment comes forth.
    • A minimum of seven (7) members from 3 different families are present who will hold the offices of president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer.
    • Said chapter has been approved and released by the National Office.
  • Chapters may be developed by one or more of the following scenarios:
    • An existing chapter is currently challenged by the geographical diversity of its members and therefore a second chapter is born by the Mother chapter.
    • If there are members interested in starting a new chapter but are too far removed from any existing chapters.
  • Chapter Fees:
    • Each separate Chapter will pay the National Office 10% of the gross donations/proceeds from any and all Events/Fundraisers/Services/etc.
    • All fees are used for Ministry Events, Outreach, National Event, and advancing the Kingdom of God.
  • Chapter Fundraisers:
    • Chapters may host their own fundraisers, only after prior written approval from the National Office.
    • Chapters must have at least 1 Ride/Event per calendar year open to the public (date and rain date must be approved prior by the National Office). Average price per motorcycle entered is between $10 - $20.
    • If multiple Chapters host a single event where all expenses are paid equally, then the gross revenue from said event will be divided evenly between all hosting Chapters and National Office (10%). Treasurer’s from each hosting Chapter shall oversee the financial transactions.

The Annual National Ride/Event where all members should be present and open to the public will be hosted in a warm climate (ie. Florida) with potential for at least a 55 mile ride on a scenic route with Escort. Average price per motorcycle entered is between $20 - $30.

Definition of Chapter Officers
The officers of a Chapter, may also become members of the Board of Directors. However, their roles of Director and Chapter Officer shall remain separate. The officers of the Chapter shall make up the Executive Committee of the chapter and shall be defined as: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Devotional Officer, Road Captain, and one (1) member at large. The Chapter may also have, at the discretion of the executive committee, other officers and assistant officers as may be appointed in accordance with the provisions below. One person may hold two or more offices, except that of President.

Powers and limitations of Chapter Officers
While the Chapter executive committee shall have the authority to operate the business and finances of their Chapter and to make binding decisions for their Chapter, the Executive Committee shall not have the authority to operate the business and finances of the Corporation and shall also not have the authority to make binding decisions for the Corporation.

Election and Appointment of Chapter Officers
The officers of the Chapter, except the officers appointed in accordance with the provisions of the section below, shall be chosen annually by the general assembly, and shall hold office until his resignation, removal, disqualification, death, or until his successor shall be elected and qualified.

Officers Term of Chapter Office
Each officer elected by the general assembly shall hold office until a successor has been elected and qualified or until the earlier removal or resignation of the officer. Any chapter officer may be removed by the Board of Directors with or without cause by a 4/7 majority vote of the members of the Board of Directors.

Resignation of a Chapter Officer
Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the executive committee, the President, or the Secretary. Any resignation shall take effect at the date of receipt of the notice or at any later time specified in the notice. Unless otherwise specified in the notice, the acceptance of a resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.

Vacancies of Chapter Officers
If the office of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Devotional officer, Road Captain, or Member at Large becomes vacant, the general assembly shall elect a successor to the office.

Duties of the Office of President
The President shall have general supervision, direction, and control of the affairs and officers of the Chapter; have the general powers and duties of management usually vested in the office of President; and have all other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or these by-laws. Within this authority and in the course of his duties, the President shall:
(a) Preside at all meetings of the chapters.
(b) Provide vision casting to the local chapter
(c) Lead by example
(d) Be the second signer on all chapter accounts
(e) Be accountable to the Board of Directors and to the Vice-President individually for his/her actions and decisions.
(f) Hold the Road Captain personally accountable for his actions and decisions.
(g) When authorized by the Executive Committee or required by law, execute in the name of the Chapter, deeds, conveyances, notices, leases, bills of exchange, warrants, promissory notes, bonds, debentures, contracts, checks, drafts, and other papers and instruments in writing, and unless the Executive Committee or the Board of Directors shall order otherwise by resolution, make contracts as the ordinary conduct of the Chapters affairs may require.
(h) Be responsible to carry out all other duties as prescribed by the Board of Directors.

Duties of the Office of Vice-President
The Vice-President shall be the second in succession of the affairs of the Chapter. Within this authority and in the course of his duties, the Vice-President shall:
(a) In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice-President shall perform all of the duties of the President, and when so acting shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions on the President.
(b) Coordinate and hold accountable the chairman of all standing committees and work
groups.
(c) Be the ex-officio member of all standing committees and work groups.
(d) Be the liaison between all standing committees, work groups, and the Board of Directors.
(e) Be accountable to the Board of Directors as a whole, and to the Treasurer individually for his/her actions and decisions.
(f) Hold the President personally accountable for his actions and decisions.
(g) The Vice-President shall have all other powers and perform all other duties as from time to time may be prescribed for him receptively by the Board of Directors, the President, or these by-laws.

Duties of the Office of Treasurer
The Treasurer shall be the third in succession of the affairs of the Chapter. Within this authority and in the course of his duties, the Treasurer shall:
(a) Be the first authorized signer on all chapter financial accounts.
(b) Be accountable to the Board of Directors as a whole, and to the Secretary individually for his actions and decisions.
(c) Hold the Vice-President personally accountable for his actions and decisions.
(d) Have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds of the Chapter, and deposit all funds in the name of the Chapter in banks, trust companies, or other depositories as shall be selected by the executive committee.
(e) Receive, and give receipt for all contributions, gifts, and donations to the Chapter from any source.
(f) Disburse, or cause to be disbursed, the funds of the Chapter as may be directed by the executive committee, taking proper vouchers for the disbursements.
(g) Keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of the Chapter's properties and business transactions including account of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, and capital.
(h) Exhibit at all reasonable times the books of account and records of the Chapter to any Director, officer, or to proper persons on terms as are provided by law, on proper
application during office hours at the office of the Chapter, or other location as authorized by the Board of Directors, where the books and records are kept.
(i) When and as requested, render to the President and Directors accounts of all his
transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the Chapter.
(j) In general, perform all the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and all other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the executive committee.
(k) In the event of absence or disability of the Treasurer or his refusal or neglect to act, any person authorized by the President, Vice-President, or the executive, may perform the functions of the Treasurer.

Duties of the Office of Secretary
The Secretary shall be the fourth in succession of the affairs of the Chapter. Within this authority and in the course of his duties, the Secretary shall:
(a) Be accountable to the Board of Directors as a whole, and to the Devotional officer
individually for his actions and decisions.
(b) Hold the Treasurer personally accountable for his actions and decisions.
(c) Certify and keep at the principal office of the Chapter, or other authorized location, a copy of the corporations by-laws including all amendments or alterations to the by-laws.
(d) Keep at the place a copy of the by-laws are kept a record of the proceedings of meetings of the executive committee and the chapter, with the time and place of holding, the notice of a meeting given, the names of those present and absent at the meetings, whether regular or special, and, if special, how authorized.
(e) See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these by-laws. In case of the absence or disability of the Secretary, or his refusal or neglect to act, notice may be given and served by the President, Vice-President, or by the Executive Committee.
(f) Be custodian of all chapter records.
(g) See that the books, reports, statements, certificates, and all other documents and records required by law are promptly and properly kept and filed.
(h) Exhibit at all reasonable times to proper persons on terms provided by law on proper
application, the by-laws, and minutes of proceedings of the chapter.
(i) Take and publish all minutes of each meeting.
(j) Receive and reply to all correspondence, as appropriate.
(k) Develop, edit, and publish a monthly chapter newsletter.
(l) Maintain all chapter membership lists, receive and file all membership applications.
(m) In general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary, and any other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the Executive Committees.
(n) In the event of absence or disability of the Secretary or his refusal or neglect to act, any person authorized by the President, Vice-President, or the Executive committee, may
perform the functions of the Secretary.

Duties of the Office of Devotional Officer
The Devotional Officer shall be the fifth in succession of the affairs of the Corporation. Within this authority and in the course of his duties, the Devotional officer shall:
(a) Be accountable to the Board of Directors as a whole, and to the Road Captain individually for his actions and decisions.
(b) Hold the Secretary personally accountable for his actions and decisions.
(c) Provide Spiritual influence and leadership to the Ministry, and the direction of the
Ministry.
(d) Provide an interdenominational devotional at the start of each meeting.
(e) Visit sick or injured Ministry members, or other non-member individuals as he sees fit or
as directed by the Executive Committee.
(f) Be available to be called on to pray at any official function.
(g) Develop and maintain a group prayer chain
(h) Be continually in prayer for the Ministry and God’s will and direction for the Ministry.
(i) In accordance with Biblical standards for the role of spiritual leadership, the office of
Devotional Officer is restricted to only male members of this organization.
(j) In the event of absence or disability of the Devotional officer or his refusal or neglect to act, any male person authorized by the executive committee, may perform the functions of the Devotional officer.

Duties of the Office of Road Captain
The Road Captain shall be the sixth in succession of the affairs of the Corporation. Within this authority and in the course of his duties, the Road Captain shall:
(a) Be accountable to the Board of Directors as a whole, and to the Devotional Officer
individually for his actions and decisions.
(b) Hold the President personally accountable for his actions and decisions.
(c) Be responsible for developing a ride committee, or in the absence or non-existence of a ride committee, shall plan the ride schedule for the Chapter as a whole.
(d) Be responsible for deciding which rides are attended, the meeting time and place, for each ride, and the time of departure and return for all rides.
(e) Plan the route to be taken for each ride.
(f) Lead or appoint a lead bike for each ride.
(g) Insure that all traffic laws including, but not limited to, speed limits are strictly adhered to.
(h) In the event of absence or disability of the Road Captain or his refusal or neglect to act, any person authorized by the President, Vice-President, or the Executive Committee, may perform the functions of the Road Captain.

Duties of the Office of the Member at Large
The Member at Large shall not be in the succession of the affairs of the Corporation. Within this authority and in the course of his duties, the Member at Large shall:
(a) Be a full member of the Chapter and Corporation, be a spiritual leader, a person of high respect, moral integrity.
(c) Be elected by the general assembly
(d) Perform all duties as required by the Executive Committee.
(e) Be called on to assist in the performance of the offices of other members of the Board of Directors.
(f) Hold accountable to the Holy Bible and these by-laws, the entire Executive committee.

Salaries of Chapter Officers
There shall be no compensation or salary for service as a Chapter officer. All positions are on a volunteer basis only. Reimbursement for chapter related expenses shall not be considered compensation.


Meeting Places
Chapters will not have Club Houses or any other Members Only facilities. However, each chapter can open a Chapel for Church Services with prior approval from the National Board of Directors that must adhere to the following Chapel guidelines:

  • Must be named “God’s Soldiers Motorcycle City & Chapel #_______” (the National Office will provide registered Chapel numbers).
  • Welcome all GSMM members from around the world with open arms.
  • Open to the Public.
  • Be structured as a Church (under the care of the Chaplain/Pastor).
  • Hold weekly Church Services.
  • Is not maintained by GSMM membership dues, rather by fundraisers, and Chapel tithes.
  • GSMM members only meetings/events can be held on premises, but must be publicly advertised as a “God’s Soldiers Motorcycle Ministry Members Only Meeting/Event” in advance.
  • Be a helping hand to the Community.
  • Communicate with other Churches in the community.

 

Website & eMagazine
Each Chapter will have their own web page within our site that the clickable Map on the Chapters page links to (or they may create another website). Each Chapter will control their Galleries, and Calendar. Each Chapter is required to submit an article/information for the monthly eMagazine sent out by the National Office.

 

*Terms & Conditions are subject to change by the National Office with or without prior notice.

 

 

 

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