Articles of Incorporation
Christian Community Churches Inc.
FIRST: The name of this corporation is Christian Community Churches Inc. Its registered office is in the State of Delaware. Its registered agent is AIL 1220 North Market St. Suite 606.
SECOND: The principal or main operating office is located in the City of Chicago, Cook County, State of Illinois.
THIRD: The nature of the business and the objects and purposes proposed to be transacted, promoted and carried on, are to do any and all the things herein mentioned, as fully and to the same extent as natural persons might or could do, and in any part of the world, vis:
This is a non-stock, non-profit corporation. The purpose of the corporation is to engage in any lawful act or activity for which non-profit corporations may be organized under the General Corporation Law of Delaware.
Said corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, education, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), to wit: Bible teaching, arts, farms, hospitals, housing, rehabilitation, schools and support businesses being operated solely for the benefit of, and controlled by, Christian Community Churches Inc. Delaware USA.
FOURTH: The corporation shall not have any capital stock and the conditions of membership shall be stated in the By-laws.
FIFTH: The names and mailing addresses of the initial trustees of Christian Community Churches Inc. are:
Laszlo Kadar 1055 W. Granville Chicago IL 60660 Suite 912
L. Joseph Oleson 1125 N. Cleaver Chicago IL 60622
Robert I. Bristow 2715 W. Harrison St. Chicago IL 60612
SIXTH: The corporation By-laws are without amendment into perpetuity, forever, to be enforced by the Elders and Directors forever, Rom8:1-23 2Cor4:11-8:9 1Thes1-2Thes3 Heb1-11 1John 2:6; 3-5 Rev5:1-8:12; 11; 16:15-20; 17:14; 19; 20 with all associate organizations’ management, staff and volunteers subject to said Bible references and By-laws based upon official Christian Community Churches Inc. translations and Bible tests. All future Elders and Directors or Trustees will be appointed by existing Elders and Directors and only if qualified by Christian Community Churches Inc. official Bible tests at the overcomer level. So all 7CCCInc. companies and all associate organizations are strictly controlled by qualified Christian Community Churches Inc. Elders and Directors.
SEVENTH: Meetings of members may be held without the State of Delaware, if the By-laws so provide. The books of the corporation may be kept (subject to any provisions contained in the Statutes) outside the State of Delaware at such place or places as may be from time to time designated by the Board of Directors.
EIGHTH: No part of the net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, directors, officers or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in Article Three hereof. No part of the activities of the corporation shall consist of the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any of these articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (a) by a corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law) or (b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law).
NINTH: Upon the dissolution of the corporation, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the assets of the corporation exclusively for the purpose of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Law) as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principle office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such designated purposes.
TENTH: These Articles of Incorporation are without amendment into perpetuity, forever.
ELEVENTH: Directors of the corporation shall not be liable to either the corporation or its members for monetary damages for a breach of fiduciary duties unless the breach involves: (1) a director’s duty of loyalty to the corporation or its members; (2) acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law; (3) a transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit.
TWELTH: I. THE UNDERSIGNED, being one of the trustees hereinbefore named, for the purpose of forming a non-profit corporation, make these Articles, hereby declaring and certifying that the facts herein stated are true, and accordingly have hereunto set my hand this
29th day of January A.D. 1998.
Signed by: Robert I. Bristow
(Signature of Trustee)