Small Church of Christ in the Bible Belt. Not incorporated, and so no bylaws or charter.
The church has two elders, one of them is the preacher. The non-preaching elder fires the preacher and demands his resignation as an elder, and he complies.
The now sole elder appoints his nephew as an elder though this man does not have believing children. A significant number of the church are opposed to these actions. Some of the members have approached a lawyer to see what help can be gained under state law.
What should the membership do to rectify the situation?
Readers, what do you think?