The Officer Nominating Committee (ONC) requests your recommendations as it seeks to nominate men and women to serve as Deacons and Elders for our congregation. The offices of Elder and Deacon are equal in importance; they differ in function and nature of service. All officers serve after the pattern of Jesus who came not to be served, but to serve. (Matthew 20:28).
Deadline for Recommendations is Sunday, February 5, 2017.
Whom Should I Recommend?
Elders: People committed to fulfilling the role of an Elder including investing the time needed to serve. They are regarded by fellow believers as possessing the essential components of an Elder in the areas of character, courage, calling and competence. Competence is essential in the spiritual gifts of discernment, wisdom, teaching and leadership. The presence of other gifts such as administration, encouragement and mercy greatly enhance Elder effectiveness. Candidates for Elder must be willing to submit to the principles of governance adopted by the Session.
Deacons: People who are compassionate, dependable, good communicators, and caring listeners; people who have contributed to another’s Christian walk by sharing joys and sorrows and providing encouragement and help; people who are committed to building community in our church and are dedicated to the concept of servant leadership: people who are enthusiastic about the opportunity to interact with our many members, some of whom have acute and critical needs.
Download the detailed descriptions of the qualifications for Deacon and Elder.
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