Nominations for Church Officers
For term commencing 2022
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A Note from Pastor Chris
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The calling to contribute to the leadership of Christ’s church is a weighty calling, and not one taken lightly. But it is also a calling filled with much joy, and thanksgiving.
Indeed, Peter reminds us, “as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.” 1 Peter 5:1–4
Local church leadership is crucial, for by the leaders is the congregation equipped for ministry, maturity, and unity. “And [Jesus] gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God...” Ephesians 4:11–13
Informed by the basic qualifications listed in Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-13, and other New Testament passages, the following characteristics and skills are considered essential for those called to church leadership.
Confesses Christ as Savior
Demonstrates Christ is Lord
Biblically-informed opinions and perspectives
Active devotional life
Active prayer life
Actively displays the fruit of the Spirit
Able to lead and teach others
Mature and discerning judgment
Graciously works well with a team
Eagerness to learn
Diligence in completing projects
Actively listens to others
Faithful covenant partner of and active participant in the life of the Park Road family
Know, abide by, and live the vision of the church
Know and submit to the Essential Tenets and polity of ECO
Faithfulness in stewarding time, talent, and treasure for the mission of the church
Responsibilities of Church Officers
Elders constitute our Session - our governing body. Elders oversee the spiritual health and wellbeing of the church by providing leadership to various ministries including, but not limited to, worship, Sacraments, education, evangelism, and mission. In addition to shepherding the Park Road Church family as a whole, elders are expected to take initiative by demonstrating personal involvement in the areas of discipleship, spiritual formation, and leadership development. All incoming elders will lead a small group and be involved in mentoring or discipling relationships.
Time: 10-15 hours / month
Deacons seek to build an experience of Christian community for the Park Road Church family. Each deacon serves a parish, or group of covenant partners. Deacons serve and encourage their parish, and facilitate church assistance - meals, rides, or prayer - in seasons of need. All incoming deacons will be involved in a mentoring or discipling relationship.
Time: 10 hours / month
Trustees are stewards of the church’s physical resources and property. The trustees are responsible to oversee the budgeting process, manage church finances, and maintain the church building and grounds. All incoming trustees will be involved in a mentoring or discipling relationship.
Time: 10-15 hours / month
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Please give reasons for nominating this person. You may wish to include: commitment to Jesus Christ and to the mission of this church, involvement in the life of the church, maturity of Christian character, spiritual gifts, or experience that this person may possess.
It is not necessary to contact this person in order to submit a recommendation. You may recommend yourself if you believe you are called by God to serve and possess the ECO Leadership Competencies to qualify as an Elder, Deacon or Trustee.
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