Nomination Form (Due by April 22nd)
The Nominating Committee, chaired by Amy Tanous, is gathering names of congregation members who feel God's calling to serve the church through the Deacons, Session, or Foundation Board (see other side for definitions).
You may nominate yourself or another member who can share their gifts, as outlined in I Corinthians 12: “There are different spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; and there are different ministries and the same Lord; and there are different activities but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.”
We want to hear your suggestions and gather a group of servant leaders who love St A’s.
~The Nominating Committee
Please complete the form below
The committee needs additional information to help decide, among the names suggested, whom to nominate. To help them consider this person’s qualifications, please comment in “ADDITIONAL INFORMATION” at the bottom, on the candidate in such areas as the following):
• Church Involvement
• Attendance at public worship
• Participation in church activities
• Offices held
• Services rendered
• Christian Living in Daily Life
• Within the family
• At work
• In the community
• Personal Characteristics and Skills
• Willingness to learn
• Ability to follow through on assignments
• Openness to new ideas
• Maturity of judgment
• Particular qualifications for this office.
G-2.02 DEACONS: THE MINISTRY OF COMPASSION AND SERVICE
G-2.0201 Deacon Defined
The ministry of 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-2.03 RULING ELDERS: THE MINISTRY OF DISCERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE G-2.0301 Ruling Elder Defined 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 nurture its faith and life. Ruling elders, together with ministers of the Word and Sacrament, exercise leadership, government, spiritual discernment, and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a congregation as well as the whole church, including ecumenical relationships. When elected by the congregation, they shall serve faithfully as members of the session. When elected as commissioners to higher councils, ruling elders participate and vote with the same authority as ministers of the Word and Sacrament, and they are eligible for any office.