Third Church Officer Nominations
Your Nominating Committee has begun the process of preparing a slate of nominees to be voted on by the congregation. Your Nominating Committee is already committing many hours of prayerful consideration and earnest seeking of God’s desires for Third’s 2018 classes of elders, deacons, and trustees.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
First, we seek your prayers for God’s wisdom, God’s will, and God’s heart in carrying out our responsibilities.
Second, we seek your participation. We would be grateful for your input and prayerful suggestions of nominees.
The two ordained offices of Third Church and the ECO Denomination are the following:
Elder: “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.” (ECO Polity, 2.02)
Qualifications: Men and women who are mature believers, who are spiritually gifted and capable in leadership, teaching, evangelism, shepherding, discipling and nurturing others. (See 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9.)
Deacon: “Deacons lead ministries that nurture fellowship and caregiving within and beyond the congregation.” (ECO Polity 2.03). Our deacons also oversee many practical needs within the congregation.
Qualifications: Men and women who are mature believers, who are spiritually gifted and capable in hospitality, administration, service, mercy, and helping others. (See 1 Timothy 3:8-13, Acts 6: 1-6.)
In addition, our church also has the following non-ordained office:
Trustees: Trustees oversee facilities and grounds, legal and financial matters, and help resource staff members such as our administrative and financial staff.
Qualifications: Men and women who are mature believers, who are spiritually gifted and capable in management, financial oversight, and administration.
Please fill out the form below to submit your nominations to the Committee directly. You can also fill out paper forms (available in the Commons and Steeple Corridor) and place them in the offering plate, mail them to the church office, or give them to any one of the Nominating Committee members. Feel free to talk to any one of us on the committee if you have questions about the process. All information will be treated as strictly confidential.
We are excited about what God has in store! Thank you for your prayers and input.
Members of the Nominating Committee:
Frank Wilson, Missy Murchie, Ross Little, Doug Brown, Jim Ingold, Connie Byers, Matt Maio, and Val Kling (chair)
For a list of current Officers , click HERE.