Elder Nomination Form
Constitution and Bylaws
Article 8 | Section B - Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Spiritual Leadership
- The Elder Board will pray regularly for the spiritual life and program of the church.
- The Elder Board will be responsible for seeking the mind of God in determining the direction and focus of the church.
- The Elder Board will be responsible for maintaining the doctrinal purity of the church.
- The Elder Board will be responsible for carrying out any disciplinary issues within the membership.
- The Elder Board will be responsible for counsel, guidance, ministering to the sick and prayer as requested.
- The Elder Board will be responsible for the teaching of the Word of God.
- 2. Administrative Leadership
- The Elder Board is responsible for the hiring of all pastoral and ministerial staff.
- The Elder Board is responsible for the dismissal of pastoral and ministerial staff.
- The Elder Board is responsible for making certain the church fulfills its purpose.
- The Elder Board is responsible for providing the organizational structure necessary to carry out the church’s purpose.
- The Elder Board is responsible for approving and recommending all matters requiring congregational consent.
- The Elder Board is responsible for reviewing and approving the operating Manuals for the official committees of the church such as: Elders, Deacons, Finance, Human Resources, Missions.
- The Elder Board will be responsible to appoint an Elder Chair, Elder Vice-Chair, and Elder Secretary.
The qualifications of an Elder are found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. These passages read, “It is a trustworthy statement; if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, uncontentious, free from the love of money. He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (but if a man does not know how to manage his own household well, how will he take care of the church of God?) and not a new convert, lest he become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he may not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” (1 Timothy 3:1-7) “. . . if any man be above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion. For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not fond of sordid gain, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, that he may be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.” (Titus 1:6-9) (NASB)
Nominate an Elder
I would like to nominate the following to be Elder(s) of Creekside Christian Church: