Do you know someone who would make a great leader for the church? Beginning today and running through July 31, the Nominating Committee is accepting nominations for the offices of Elder, Deacon and Board of Directors. Each year the congregation elects a new class of leaders to serve and shepherd the church and congregation as officers. If these are new terms for you, here's a quick summary of the different officer roles and responsibilities:
ELDERS constitute our Session, the governing body. Their primary role is to provide spiritual leadership in the life of the church and congregation, but also oversee that the church is fulfilling her mission and vision. As the church’s spiritual shepherds, they are called to “prayer and the ministry of the Word” (Acts 6:4).
DEACONS fulfill and build on the Biblical calling of Luke 10: 29-37 serving the needs of those in the congregation and the community with Christ's love, compassion, and mercy following the example of the Good Samaritan. Deacons assist with financial assistance, grief ministries and senior care. Deacons are under the authority of Session.
DIRECTORS have been delegated the responsibility for oversight of the legal, financial, and administrative functions of the church. Because of these responsibilities, Directors are selected for their business wisdom and experience and often to fulfill specific functional needs (such as law, banking, entrepreneurship, etc.). Directors are also under the authority of Session.
Ready to nominate someone? Click here to fill out the form or you can find paper copies at the Welcome Desk. Thank you for participating in this very important part of the life of our church. Questions? Contact Sharon Brumagin (440.871.3822x136). Thank you!