Officer Nomination

Nomination Information for Church Officers

Each year at Grace, we nominate fellow covenant partners (members) to serve as elders and deacons. Please complete nomination forms online. Deadline to submit nominations is Sunday, May 12, 2024.

This year’s class of new leaders will serve a three-year commitment beginning January 1, 2025.

Grace, an ECO congregation, is governed by the Session, which is composed of elders. The deacons provide care ministries to the congregation. Both elders and deacons are vital to the health of the congregation. These positions require different skills, talents, and gifts. Each has unique duties and requires different energies. Both deacons and elders are required to adhere to the ECO Essential Tenets. View them HERE.

What is the elder’s ministry? Elders oversee the spiritual health of the congregation, as well as the congregation’s faithfulness to God’s mission. Time commitments include a monthly Session meeting and participation on a Session Team supporting Grace’s strategy of Worship, Equip and Serve.

What is the deacon’s ministry? Deacons lead ministries that nurture fellowship and caregiving within and beyond the congregation. Generally, deacons serve a local geographic region. Time commitments include a monthly deacon meeting, individual caring ministry to families in a designated region, and service on caring sub-teams as available.

What are the qualifications for serving? Elders must be a covenant partner for at least two years. Biblical qualifications are found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. Good character, faithfulness and dedication are emphasized.
Deacons must be a covenant partner for at least one year. Biblical qualifications are found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Good character, faithfulness, dedication, and compassion are emphasized.

Where can I learn more?

As a covenant partner, you have a responsibility and privilege to participate in selecting the leadership of Grace. Please prayerfully consider nominating a fellow covenant partner to one of these vital leadership roles. Thank you.

Work Entry

Nomination Information for Church Officers

The Church Officer Nominating Committee receives recommendations for elders and deacons until May 12. The slate of church officers for the Class of 2027 will be presented to the congregation on Sunday, October 13, 2024.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration in helping the nominating committee discern the next leaders for Grace.

Please complete all fields, then click "Submit".

After prayerful consideration, I recommend:

Nominated for the office of:

The following information will assist the committee in giving consideration to this person: