The Executive Committee shall be comprised of all appointed Officers and three at-large members.
It shall be the duty of the Executive Committee to complete the unfinished business of the Movement and to adjust such matters as may be referred to it by the General Body and to fill any vacancies that may occur in the Organization between sessions.
The Executive Committee shall approve the Annual Budget and recommend
such Budget to the General Body of the National Baptist Laymens Movement
to be recommended to the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. for approval.
The National Baptist Laymens Movement is an auxiliary to the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. and is directed by the President of the Convention and Board of Directors. It maintains supervisory control over all of its Departments, Boards, Commissions and Committees. The auxiliary seeks no authority over the State Conventions, District Associations or local Churches, except to serve as a model for policy and practice and to provide resources for these bodies to accomplish their tasks. The auxiliary will exert its influence on Laymen groups in an effort to maintain a foundation based on biblical Doctrine.
The National Baptist Laymens Movement shall hold an Annual Session and not less than two Board Meetings each year.
The Annual Session shall be held yearly at the same place and during the Annual Session of the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.
The two Board Meetings of the National Baptist Laymens Movement shall be the January Mid-Winter Board meeting and the June Board meeting in the convening city of the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education. A third Board meeting may be called at the Annual Session in the city where the NBCUSA, Inc. Annual Session is held.
The By-Laws of this organization may be amended at any Annual Meeting by a two-thirds vote of registered Officers and Messengers provided such changes are presented in the form of a written resolution to the Executive Committee before the first day of the meeting. All approved Amendments must be recommended to the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. for final approval.
The rules contained in the current edition of Roberts Rules of Order newly Revised shall be as a guide in governing the National Baptist Laymens Movement in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these by-laws and any special rules of order that the Executive Committee may adopt. The Bible will be the final authority on all matters.