CENTRAL COMMUNITY CHAPEL ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
 
 The undersigned incorporator, desiring to form a corporation (the "Corporation") pursuant to the provisions of the Indiana Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1991, as amended (the "Act"), executes the following Articles of Incorporation (the "Articles").
 
ARTICLE 1 Identification
 
 Section 1.01. Name.  The name of this Corporation is CENTRAL COMMUNITY CHAPEL, Inc.
 
ARTICLE 2 Purpose and Powers
 
 Section 2.01.  Type of Corporation.  This Corporation is a religious corporation with no members. 
 
     Section 2.02. Primary and Nonprofit Purposes.  The Corporation is organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes and its activities shall be conducted in such a manner that no part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member, director, officer or other private person, except that the Corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth herein. 
 
(a)     The primary purpose of Central Community Chapel, Inc. is to preach and teach the gospel of Christ for the purpose of:
 
World Evangelization, 
 
Ordaining Ministers, 
 
Discipling Believers, 
 
Promoting Scriptural Holiness, and
 
Establishing Churches and Ministries which reflect the spirit and practice of the New Testament Church. 
 
To that end, Central Community Chapel, Inc. shall be empowered to do and perform all acts necessary and/or appropriate to reach the local and global community for Christ. Such acts may include but are not limited to holding public services, supporting local and global ministries, educating the community, and caring for members or others in need. The Corporation may solicit financial contributions, hire full and part-time staff, or coordinate volunteers to accomplish the above-mentioned purposes. 
 
(b)    No substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. 
 
(c)    Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles of Incorporation, the Corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on: 
 
I.    By a corporation exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws, or 
 
II.    By a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2), Section 2055(a)(2), or Section 2522(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws. 
 
     Section 2.03.  Limitations.  Nothing contained in these Articles of Incorporation shall be construed to authorize the Corporation to engage in any activities or perform any functions which are not within the definitions of religious purposes as set forth in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code and the Regulations.
 
Section 2.04. Powers. Subject to any limitation or restriction imposed by the Act, any other law, or any other provisions of these Articles of Incorporation, the Corporation shall have the power: 
 
(a)    To do everything necessary, advisable or convenient for the accomplishment of any of the purposes hereinbefore set forth, or which shall at any time appear conducive to or expedient for the protection or benefit of the Corporation, and to do all of the things incidental thereto or connected therewith which are not forbidden by law; and
 
(b)    To have, exercise and enjoy in furtherance of the purposes hereinbefore set forth all the general rights, privileges and powers granted to corporations by the Act, as now existing or hereafter amended, and by the common law. 
 
Section 2.05. Limitations on Powers. If the Corporation is or becomes a private  foundation (as defined in Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws), the Corporation shall be subject to the following requirements: 
 
(a)    The Corporation shall distribute its income for each taxable year at such time and in such manner as not to become subject to the taxes on undistributed income imposed by Section 4942 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws. 
 
(b)    The Corporation shall not engage in any act of self-dealing that would subject any person to the taxes imposed on acts of self-dealing by Section 4941 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws. 
 
(c)    The Corporation shall not retain any excess business holdings which would subject it to the taxes on excess business holdings imposed by Section 4943 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws. 
 
(d)    The Corporation shall not make any investments in such a manner as to subject it to the taxes on investments that jeopardize charitable purposes imposed by Section 4944 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws. 
 
(e)    The Corporation shall not make any expenditures which would subject it to the taxes on taxable expenditures imposed by Section 4945 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws. 
 
ARTICLE 3 Distribution of Assets on Dissolution
 
In the event of the complete liquidation or dissolution of the Corporation, or the winding up of its affairs, the Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all the liabilities of the Corporation, distribute all the assets of the Corporation exclusively for the purposes of the Corporation in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws, as the Board of Directors shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Judge of the Circuit Court of County, Indiana, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes. 
 
ARTICLE 4 Term of Existence
 
The Corporation shall have perpetual existence. 
 
ARTICLE 5 Registered Office and Registered Agent
 
     Section 5.01.  Registered Office.  The street address of the registered office of the Corporation is: 1004 Indiana Avenue, Anderson, Indiana 46011.
 
     Section 5.02.  Registered Agent.  The name of the registered agent of the Corporation at the registered office is: Richard Gregg.
 
ARTICLE 6 Incorporator
 
     Section 6.01.  Name and Address of Incorporator.  The name and address of the incorporator are as follows: Rev. Richard Gregg, 810 Hawthorne Avenue, Anderson, Indiana 46011.
 
ARTICLE 7 Board of Directors
 
     Section 7.01.  Board of Directors.  The Corporation shall have a Board of Directors consisting of such natural persons and entities as may be nominated and elected pursuant to the provisions of the By-Laws of the Corporation.
 
     Section 7.02.  Initial Board of Directors.
     The names of the initial board of directors are as follows:
 
1.    Richard Gregg, President     6. David Mundy
2.    Terry Cunningham, Vice-President     7. Twila Jones
3.    Sharon Davidson, Secretary     8. Ruth Malone
4.    Teresa Swallows, Treasurer     9. Jenny Rose
5.    Steve Mills
 
ARTICLE 8 Provisions for Regulation of Business and Conduct of Affairs of the Corporation
 
     Section 8.01.  Management of Corporation.  The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by the Board of Directors of the Corporation.
 
     Section 8.02.  By-Laws.  The Board of Directors of the Corporation shall have the power to make, alter, amend or repeal the By-Laws of the Corporation. 
 
Section 8.03.  Limitation on Powers of Board of Directors. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions in these Articles, the Board of Directors shall not have the power or authority to take or authorize any action which shall deprive the Corporation of its status as an exempt organization under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code or the corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws or by an organization contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Code and the Regulations or the corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws. 
 
     Section 8.04.  Amendment of Articles of Incorporation.  The Corporation reserves the right to amend, alter, change or repeal any provisions contained in the Articles or in any amendment hereto, in any manner now or hereafter prescribed or permitted by the Act or any amendment thereto; provided, nevertheless, that such power of amendment shall not authorize any amendment which would have the effect of disqualifying this Corporation as an exempt organization under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Code and the Regulations or the corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws or by an organization contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Code and the Regulations or the corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws.
 
      

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prepared by:
 
MICHA R. BUFFINGTON/#33758-48
GRAHAM, REGNIER, FARRER, AND WILSON, P.C.
Attorneys at Law
P.O. Box 494
1601 S. Anderson Street
Elwood, IN 46036-0494
Telephone:  (765) 552-9878