Gospel Fellowship Association Missions
View Section Navigation
Hide Section Navigation

Five Common Mistakes in Church Documents

Monday, April 24, 2023 | Guest: David Shoaf |
Topics: Church Life

Navigating ministry without a senior pastor or any pastor at all is challenging. But churches can add clarity and eliminate confusion in transitions when their major church documents—constitution and by-laws, statement of faith, and church covenant—are up-to-date and followed. In this episode of RE: CHURCH, Marshall Fant interviews David Shoaf about five common mistakes that churches make in their governing documents. Pastor Shoaf pastored Independent Baptist Church of Bolingbrook, IL, for 44 years before transitioning to serve in GFA's interim pastor program. He has assisted several churches in updating their church documents as part of the process of calling a new pastor. You can contact Pastor Shoaf here with any questions. 

Subscribe Now

Click the button above to subscribe to this podcast and learn about our other podcast channels.

About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant


Dr. Marshall Fant leads the Church Consulting and Revitalization Program at GFA, which is a special outreach ministry to assist healthy churches with strategic planning and revitalize struggling ones. As a certified church consultant, he is available to work with churches on leadership, disciple-making, financial, and facility challenges. Dr. Fant has 21 years of pastoral experience. He and his wife Gretchen replanted Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, in 1996, and saw it grow from an average attendance of 12 to 260 people. Marshall and Gretchen Fant have been married since 1981. They have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.