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Church Governance

Samaria Baptist Church located in Charles City County, Virginia at the intersection of Lott Cary Road and Samaria Lane was organized in 1901, adopted its first Constitution and Bylaws April 11, 1987 with most recent updates being completed June 8, 2015. The Church Vision is "Growing Christian Families". Our "Beliefs" can be found under that tab here on the website. "The government of the this church is vested in the body of believers who compose it." "This church is subject to the control of no other ecclesiastical body, but it recognizes and sustains the mutual counsel and cooperation which are common among Baptist churches." "The membership reserves the right to determine who shall be members of this church and the conditions of such membership." "Those members of Samaria Baptist Church who have met the Voting Member requirements of the Samaria Baptist Church Membership Designation Policy are considered Voting Members." "Becoming a Member" is described under another tab on this website. The church has officers including the Senior Pastor, other pastoral staff, the deacons, a moderator, an assistant moderator, a clerk, a treasurer, trustees, a Sunday School Director, an assistant Sunday School director, and others as required. There are committees such as nominating, personnel, finance, ushers, special programs and benevolence and program organizations such as Sunday School, The Baptist Women, The Brotherhood and The Music Organization. While most church business is conducted at quarterly business meetings of the body, there is a church council which meets between business meetings to conduct business within limits set out in the Constitution and Bylaws.