Nominations for Elders
As announced at the Congregational Meeting on November 5, we will accept nominations for future elders from November 19 to December 31. We invite any member of EvFree to submit names for future Elders to firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper forms will be available at Guest Central on Sunday.
We are moving the nomination process earlier so that we can better get to know potential new elders in early spring. Then, we will affirm our new elders in May 2018.
I Timothy 3:1–6 says the qualifications for an Elder are:
This saying is trustworthy: “If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work.” The overseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money. He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God? He must not be a recent convert or he may become arrogant and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact. And he must be well thought of by those outside the faith, so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil’s trap.
Our Constitution says:
The Nominating Committee shall be appointed annually by the Elder Board and shall consist of a chairman, a vice-chairman and five members, including representatives from the Elder Board, the ministry staff and the congregation at large. The committee chairman may ask to increase the size of the committee to help in the workload or to provide knowledge required to fulfill the committee’s charter.
Thank you for your prayerful participation in nominating Elders for our church.