NOMINATING COMMITTEE

The Call to Church Leadership

Each year the congregation of Greenwich Presbyterian enjoys the privilege of electing a new class of church leaders from its membership.  This process involves the entire congregation in partnership with the elected Congregational Nominating Committee (CNC).

The CNC is responsible for presenting the congregation with a slate of individuals for election to the offices of Elder and Deacon.  The CNC invites the Church family to participate in this process by recommending from the congregation leaders to serve according to the qualifications described in God’s Word (1 Timothy 3) and outlined below:

 

The Role of a Deacon:  Compassion and Service

"The ministry of a deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress.  Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry."  G-2.0201 Deacon Defined in the Book of Order

 

General Responsibilities of Greenwich Deacons:

  • Pray regularly for the congregation and assigned Care Group members.
  • Maintain a Sunday morning "ministry of presence" by arriving early to worship service and mingling with worshippers as they arrive.
  • Serve as Deacon on Duty for worship services (by rotation, 4-5 times/year) and assist with communion preparation/service to homebound.
  • Respond to members of the community who have special needs such as homebound and elderly members and others as needs arise.
  • Attend quarterly Leadership dinner and training, and 1st Tuesday Deacon's meetings as scheduled.
  • Serve as Deacon Representative, as requested, for ad-hoc committees or task forces.
  • Serve a three-year term, average 3-4 hours/month.

 

The Role of Elder:  Shepherding, Discernment, & Governance

"As there were in Old Testament times elders for the government of the people, so the New Testament church provided persons with particular gifts to share in discernment of God's Spirit and governance of God's people.  Accordingly, congregations should elect persons of wisdom and maturity of faith, having demonstrated skills in leadership and being compassionate in spirit.  Ruling elders are so named not because they  "lord it over" the congregation (Matt. 20:25), but because they are chosen by the congregation to discern and measure its fidelity to the Word of God, and to strengthen and nuture its faith and life.  Ruling elders, together with teaching elders, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church..."   G-2.0301 Ruling Elder Defined in the Book of Order

 

General Responsibilities of Greenwich Elders:

  • Pray regularly for the congregation and assigned Care Group members.
  • Maintain a Sunday morning "ministry of presence" by arriving early to worship service and mingling with worshippers as they arrive.
  • Serve as Worship Assistant 3-4 times a year as well as assist with serving communion as requested.
  • Attend monthly Session meeting (1st Tuesdays) and periodic called Session meetings.
  • Participate thoughtfully in the decision-making of the church.
  • Attend quarterly Leadership dinner and training. 
  • Serve as Session liaison to one (or more) of our Session committees.
  • Serve a three-year term, average 4-6 hours/month.

 

2020 Congregational Nominating Committee

Lee Arnold and Judy Fretts – Elders

Diane Carroll – Deacon

Cindy Henson, Pam Lynn, Lydia Peele - Congregation


Online Officer Recommendation Form

“If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task.” 1 Timothy 3:1


Please use the form below to submit  the name of a person you would like

the Congregational Nominating Committee

to consider for the office of Elder or Deacon.  


The CNC requests that you first contact the individual and tell them why you would like to recommend them for consideration as Elder or Deacon.  With their consent, please submit 

their name, contact information and reasons why you believe they are qualified to the CNC.  Note that the CNC welcomes self-referrals.


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