What is the legal way to go about changing the name of my church?

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What is the legal way to go about changing the name of my church (a nonprofit corporation) to a different name?
01/31/2007   |   Category: Name Change   |   State: Georgia   |   #961

Answer:

The name of the corporation is set forth in the articles of incorporation on
file with the office of the secretary of state of Georgia. Therefore, in order to
change the name, the articles of incorporation must be amended.

Forms for amended the articles can be found at the Georgia secretary of
state’s office. The amendment must be approved by the membership of the
corporation or its directors (e.g., trustees) depending on what the bylaws
say.

USLF VT-SM-110 shows a Vermont example which would be similar to
Georgia’s form.

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