Elders

Article IV, Section 2: Elders

a. The Elders as a board have the spiritual authority and responsibility to see that the Church remains on a biblically true course. Working in concert with the pastoral staff, they will set the overall parameters of the ministry of the Church.
b. The Elders are responsible for seeing that members are being fed through accurate biblical teaching and that the life of the Church is being well managed. They are to care about the spiritual and physical well being of Church members and Staff.
c. The Elders will prayerfully endeavor to reach unified decisions, but may make decisions by majority vote. When the Elder Board makes a decision, all Elders and pastoral staff shall support that decision. An individual Elder’s authority is only present as part of the Elders as a whole, or is limited to that specific authority delegated to him by the Elder Board.
d. The Elders may appoint qualified Church members to oversee or operate particular ministries of the Church.
e. The Chairman of the Elder Board will be selected by a majority of Elders. The Chairman of the Elder Board will serve as the President of the Corporation.
e. A Vice-Chairman and a Secretary will be chosen from among the Elders. The Vice-Chairman will fill-in for the Chairman in his absence and serve as Vice President of the Corporation. The Secretary will be responsible for taking minutes of the Elders.
g. The Elders will meet to manage the spiritual concerns of the congregation at least monthly, at least eleven months of the year. A quorum shall be a majority of the Elders.
h. Elders shall perform duties in good faith and in a manner in which shall be in the best interests of the Corporation, and with such care, including reasonable inquiry, as an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would exercise under similar circumstances.