BCOC 2017-2018 Member Interest Survey
Because God has equipped every believer with spiritual gifts, Baptist Church of the Covenant provides its membership an annual opportunity to volunteer to serve in various ways. Please indicate below the areas in which you would like to participate. Brief definitions of each committee's work are provided. A fuller definition may be found in the Constitution and Bylaws. A Nominating Committee will use the responses from this survey to nominate Committee Chairs. Once elected, Committee Chairs will use this survey to invite volunteers for service beginning January 2018. Educational opportunities for service begin in August 2017. Please check all areas of interest. Please respond by July 31, 2017.
Communications Committee: Publicizes the activities of the church and promotes public relations with other religious bodies and with the general public. Duties include event coverage, web page maintenance, Facebook page maintenance, promotion of BCOC in the community, and other social media.
I am interested in serving on the Communications Commitee
Ministry Committee: Assists each member of the church in identifying a ministry in which that person can serve the community.
I am interested in serving on the Ministry Committee
I am interested in participating in the following annual Ministry events (check all that apply). Ministry descriptions can be found on the church web page,
Greater Birmingham Ministries
Arts Camp at Southtown
I am interested in participating in the following church-wide annual events (check all that apply). Ministry descriptions can be found on the church web page,
Trunk or Treat leadership and/or committee
Labor Day Beach Retreat leadership and/or committee
Christmas Pageant/Live Nativity
I am interested in participating in the following ongoing Ministry events (check all that apply). Ministry descriptions can be found on the church web page,
Saturday Grocery Ministry
The Justice Issues Forum (JIF)
Rogers Benevolence Fund (monetary donation)
U+1 (monetary donation for Wednesday guest suppers)
Leadership Learning Academy (formerly Leadership Southtown)
Story Time at Southtown
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Transportation for Helpers
Weekender's Backpack Program (food for needy children)
Animal Care Team (as needed)
Congregational Life Committee: Promotes Christian fellowship among the members of the church.
I am interested in serving on the Congregational Life Committee
I am interested in serving in the following Congregational Life events (check all that apply):
Fellowship event worker
Sunday morning Coffee Fellowship
Wednesday Supper Greeter or Cashier
Wednesday Supper set up
Wednesday Supper clean up
Education Committee: Plans and organizes the programs of Christian Formation and mission education of the church.
I am interested in serving on the Education Committee
I am interested in working in the following Preschool, Children & Youth programs (check all that apply):
Nursery or Preschool during worship
Preschool Sunday School (birth - 2 years old)
Godly Play (3 years old - K5)
Children Sunday School (grades 1-6)
Youth Sunday School (grades 7-12)
Mission Friends - Wednesday Night (preschoolers)
Children in Action - Wednesday Night (grades 1-6)
Children's Ministry Council
Youth Ministry Volunteer
I am interested in working in the following Adult Education programs (check all that apply):
Adult Sunday School teacher/substitute
The Helpers Class teachers (special needs adults)
Small group leader/participant
Property Committee: Assists the church in matters related to property, upkeep and administration.
I am interested in serving on the Property Committee
I am interested in serving in the following Property Committee activities (check all that apply):
Drive the van and/or bus
Assist with overseeing van and/or bus maintenance
Worship Committee: Works with the ministerial staff to plan worship services throughout the year.
I am interested in serving on the Worship Committee
I am interested in the following worship participation activities (check all that apply):
Read scripture or litanies in worship
Lead prayer in worship
Lead Children's Sermon
I am interested in the following worship support activities (check all that apply):
Assist with baptism
Prepare elements for the Lord's Supper
Decorate the sanctuary
Sound system operator
Write liturgy for worship
Enlist worship participants
I am interested in the following musical participation activities (check all that apply):
Covenant Choir member (adult)
Youth Choir assistant (grades 7-12)
Children's Choir assistant (grades 1-6)
Preschool Choir assistant (ages 4-5)
Covenant Ringers member (handbells)
Play an instrument in worship
Staff Committee: Assists the church in all matters related to employed personnel. Members will serve three-year staggered terms with three new members being elected each year. The Nominating Committee nominates all Staff Committee members.
I am interested in serving on the Staff Committee
I am interested in serving in the following administrative ministries (check all that apply):
Clerk: Takes notes of the church in conference and binds minutes for historical purposes. Maintains membership records (assisted by the church office staff). Administers the annual interest survey.
Assistant Clerk: Serves in the absence of the Clerk; assists the Clerk as necessary.
Treasurer: Works with the Financial Administrator in receiving and disbursing all moneys of the church. Chair of the Finance Subcommittee.
Assistant Treasurer: Serves in the absence of the Treasurer. Provides assistance to the Treasurer as necessary. Appoints offering counters.
Historian: Responsible for maintaining historical records of the church.
Moderator: Presides over church conferences and business meetings.
Weekday Office Volunteer: Assists with answering the phone and small office tasks one day a week.
Deacon: Assist the ministers of the church with the pastoral ministries to the congregation as described in Acts 6:3 and 1 Timothy 3:8-12. Promote peace, harmony and cooperation through the Deacon Family Ministry as they care for members. Serve three-year staggered terms. The Nominating Committee nominates all Deacons.
I am interested in serving as a Deacon
I suggest the following persons to serve as Deacons (up to 8 persons):
Council on Mission: Provides guidance and advice to the church on all matters related to administration, policy, planning and fiscal responsibilities. To serve, you must have been a member of the church for a full year and served on a Standing Committee. Members serve three-year staggered terms with three new members being elected each year. The Nominating Committee nominates all Council on Mission members.
I am interested in serving on the Council on Mission
I suggest the following persons to serve on the Council on Mission:
Trustee: Called upon for specific guidance and counsel, serve as members of the Council on Mission, and serve with the Treasurer as the Finance Subcommittee. Trustees serve three year staggered terms with one new Trustee elected each year.
I am interested in serving as a Trustee
I am willing to consider serving wherever needed.
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