The Nominating Committee requests assistance in selecting a slate of Elders for the Class of 2023, and a slate of Deacons to serve in congregational care and local mission ministries.
Those who undertake particular ministries should be of strong faith, dedicated to discipleship, and love Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Their manner of life should be a demonstration of the gospel in the church and the world. They must have the approval of God’s people and the concurring judgment of a governing body of the church.
Elders are given authority and responsibility, along with pastors, to oversee the spiritual health of the congregation as well as the congregation’s faithfulness to God’s mission. The biblical office of deacon shall be utilized by the congregation. Deacons lead ministries that nurture fellowship and care-giving within and beyond the congregation.
Covenant Partners eligible for nomination must have been a member for one (1) year, not be related to any active ruling elder or staff member who works more than 20 hours weekly, actively participates in the life of the church, and consents to nomination in addition to the following criteria:
A. Exemplifies to the best of his/her ability Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Timothy 3:1-13.
B. Adheres to the Essential Tenets of ECO.
C. Affirms the questions of ordination.