In 1976, while serving my first congregation, and again in 1982, serving my second, I was asked to help rewrite the church constitution. At first, I was enthusiastic, but soon I was asking myself some troubling questions about why we were doing this and what we expected to accomplish.

If you are embarked upon a similar project, these thoughts may help.

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