CHURCH OF THE FOURSQUARE GOSPEL IN SRI LANKA (INCORPORATION) ACT

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Incorporation of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Sri Lanka.

3. General objects of the corporation.

4. Corporation to be a non-profit organisation.

5. Corporation not to engage in politics.

6. Ecclesiastical subordination to the parent Church.

7. Board of Directors of the Corporation.

8. Quorum.

9. Rules of the Corporation.

10. Members to be subject to Rules or the Corporation at all times.

11. Corporation may hold property movable and immovable.

12. Debts due by and payable to the Corporation.

13. General powers of the Corporation.

14. The Corporation to have an office.

15. Saving of rights of the Republic and other rights.

SCHEDULES

37 of 1986.

AN ACT to incorporate the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Sri Lanka.

[Date of Commencement: 8th October, 1986]

1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Sri Lanka (Incorporation) Act.

2. Incorporation of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Sri Lanka.

From and after the date of the commencement of this Act, such and so many persons as now are members of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as "the Church”) including the persons whose names appear in the First Schedule hereto who are the present members of the Board of Directors or the Church and their successors elected in the manner hereinafter provided and such and so many persons who shall hereafter be admitted as members of the corporation hereby constituted shall be a body corporate (hereinafter referred to as the "Corporation”) with perpetual succession, under the name and style of "The Church of the Foursquare Gospel in Sri Lanka” and by that name shall, and may, sue or be sued in all courts, with full power and authority to have and use a common seal and to change, alter and renew same at its discretion.

3. General objects of the corporation.

The general objects of the Corporation shall be—

(a) to propagate and disseminate the religious principles embraced in the Foursquare Gospel as presented in the Creedal Statement compiled by Aimee Semple McPherson, Founder of the parent Church, namely, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, 1100, Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, (hereinafter referred to as the "Parent Church”) and which Creedal Statement is fully declared and set out in the Second Schedule hereto;

(b) to operate exclusively for charitable, religious or educational purposes in furtherance of the objects specified in paragraph (a) of this section and to—

(i) establish, maintain and conduct suitable organisations and to supervise the affairs of the members of such organisations in their relationship to the Corporation;

(ii) licence and to ordain ministers of the Gospel and missionaries for the furtherance of the word of the Church in Sri Lanka and all foreign countries in accordance with the rules promulgated by the Board of Directors of the Corporation;

(iii) establish, own and operate schools of collegiate grade and of any grade less than such grade;

(iv) establish, maintain and conduct missions endeavour to promote the furtherance of the Gospel in Sri Lanka and all foreign countries according to the rules promulgated by the Board of Directors of the Corporation in conformity with the principles enunciated in the Creedal Statement;

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