This is a brief post that documents and preserves The Village Church’s bylaws and membership covenants from 2009 and 2014. Plus the 2014 membership covenant is likely the membership covenant used by Karen Hinkley before The Village Church tried to practice church discipline on her. If you recall she annulled her marriage to a child pornography addict in 2015 and faced church discipline for not submitting to the elders.
“Christianity means a lot more than church membership.”
“Membership in the bar is a privilege burdened with conditions.”
So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him.”
Matthew 11:13 NLT
Below you will see the by-laws and membership documents for Matt Chandler’s The Village Church. These were sent to me by a former member the other day. If you did not know The Village Church in 2015 tried to practice church discipline on a female who annulled her marriage to a child pornography addict. You can read about that in, “The Explicit Gospel” at Matt Chandler’s “The Village” Includes Child Pornography, Church Discipline and Membership Covenants” and “Has Matt Chandler’s The Village Church Recovered from the Karen Hinkley/Jordan Root Scandal?” So I just want to get these into the blog and preserve them. This information needs to be documented. There is a lot to write about Matt Chandler’s church and that will happen in time.
- This is the bylaws for The Village Church in 2014. 0e1140217_1396388943_bylaws (1)
- The Village Church membership covenant from 2009. 2009MembershipCovenant (1)
- The Village Church membership covenant from 2014. 2014 TVC membership-covenant