The website FreeChurchForms.com offers a sample PDF of a church bylaw that is free to download and modify. It also provides a link to free software that allows one to convert and edit PDF files.
In addition to providing a sample bylaw, FreeChurchForms.com also offers detailed guidelines for writing an effective bylaw. Properly-drafted bylaws concern the structure of the voting body, providing specific information on the proceedings of the governing body, the handling of church assets, and procedures for the amendment of these rules in the future. Other administrative information includes a church's mission statement, legal and tax status, and a clear declaration of its denomination.