5970 Highway 243 ~ PO Box 427

Kaufman, Texas 75142

Kaufman County Cowboy Church


Bylaws - Revised April 2010



Membership in the Cowboy Church of Kaufman is open to anyone who meets the following qualifications:

  1. A personal commitment of faith in Jesus Christ for salvation.
  2. Baptism by immersion after faith in Christ as a testimony of salvation.

Membership may be established in the following ways:

  1. Letter   Candidates who are members in good standing of another church of like faith and order may petition the Cowboy Church to acquire a letter of membership from their previous church.
  2. Statement   Candidates who have previously been members of another church of like faith and order, but are unable to obtain a letter of membership from said church, may join by affirming that they are baptized (immersed) believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, holding to the historic teachings of Christianity, and desiring membership in the Cowboy Church.
  3. Baptism   Candidates accepting Christ as their Savior and requesting Christian baptism by immersion will be accepted as members upon baptism. All candidates for membership shall give a verbal testimony of their conversion, baptism, and walk with Christ to the Pastor or Lay Pastor of the Cowboy Church.


Membership in the Cowboy Church of Kaufman may be terminated in one of the following ways:

  1. Death
  2. Letter  A letter of dismissal for any member in good standing shall be granted to any church of like faith and order upon request from said church.
  3. Exclusion  If a member conducts himself in a manner which brings the name of Christ and the church into disrepute, it will be the responsibility of the elected leaders of the church, under the guidance of the Pastor, to attempt to restore the member in a spirit of love according to the guidelines set forth in Matthew 18:15 -17. If the member fails to respond positively to these attempts, exclusion will require a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the church membership present and voting at a called church conference
  4. Erasure  If a member requests erasure or offers proof of membership in a church of another denomination, his name will be removed from the roll.


Each member present, 18 years of age and older, shall be entitled to one (1) vote on each matter submitted for a vote at any church conference. The right of a member to vote shall cease upon the termination of his membership in the church. Members have the right to vote on the following matters: the call of the Pastor and other professional ministerial staff, the election of congregational leaders, the annual church budget, indebtedness associated with land acquisition and/or building improvements, cumulative indebtedness for all other aspects of church business that exceeds twenty percent (20%) of the annual church budget, the disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the church, the merger or dissolution of the church, and any other matter submitted by the elected leaders to the church for a vote.