Excerpt from Minutes of the Montgomery Baptist Association of North Carolina, Ninety-Third Annual Session: Meeting With Candor Baptist Church, N. C., Tuesday, October 20, 1981; And Stoney Fork Baptist Church, Mt. Gilead, N. C., Wednesday, October 21, 1981
Article I. This Association shall be known as the Montgomery Baptist Association.
Article 2. The object of this Association shall be the promotion of Christ's Kingdom among men; and means of accomplishing this shall be in strict conformity with the New Testament.
Article 3. This Association shall be composed of: (1) three messengers from each cooperating church of 100 members or less and one additional messenger for each 100 members or fraction thereof above the first hundred except that no church shall have more than ten messengers; (2) all active pastors of churches in the Association; (3) all officers of the Association; (4) the Associational Superintendent of Missions; (5) all members of all stan ding committees of the Association.
Article 4. It is understood that each church in cooperation with the Association is independent and sovereign in its own affairs, and the Associa tion has no authority over the churches, except of an advisory nature.
Article 5. The Association may invite visiting and corresponding brethren to seats, and extend to the privileges of the body, except that of voting.
Article 6. The Association shall not maintain fellowship with any of the churches which fail to observe Gospel order.
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