Officer Nominations are Closed
From the earliest days of the church in the New Testament era we find elders and deacons appointed to carry on the ministry that the apostles passed on to them. These offices are open to men who are members of our church, who are worthy of respect and have demonstrated they care for people and the ministry of the church.
As you consider whom to nominate, please pray about it and read about the biblical qualifications of the elder and deacon in 1 Timothy 3:1-12; Titus 1:6-9; and 1 Peter 5:1-4.
Elders are responsible for spiritual oversight and governance of the church. They must be “able to teach” and “shepherd God’s flock”. They oversee all ministries of the church. Some specific duties listed in our Book of Church Order are that Elders must:
- guard against corruption of doctrine or morals; exercise government and discipline
- visit the people at their homes, especially the sick
- instruct the ignorant, comfort the mourner, nourish and guard the children of the Church
- set a worthy example to the flock entrusted to their care by their zeal to evangelize the unconverted and make disciples
- pray with and for the people, being careful and diligent in seeking the fruit of the preached Word among the flock
Deacons must “keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.” They enjoy serving others meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of people. They assist the elders by administering the financial aspects of the church, helping the widow and orphan, serving the poor and needy, and maintaining the physical property of the church. In the discharge of their duties the deacons are under the supervision and authority of the Session. Some duties are:
- minister to those in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress
- develop the grace of liberality in the members of the church, devise effective methods of collecting the gifts of the people, and distribute these gifts
- care for the property of the congregation, both real and personal, and shall keep in proper repair the church edifice and other buildings belonging to the congregation
- In matters of special importance affecting the property of the church, they cannot take final action without the approval of the Session and consent of the congregation.
Process of Becoming an Officer
- Members of the church may nominate men whom are members of Spring Run and have shown potential for serving as an officer. Please indicate which office (elder or deacon) you are nominating the person for.
- Members must submit nominations by the deadline, in writing to any of the current pastors or ruling elders (Andrew Conrad, Brian Fletcher, Bill Detwiler, Dana Germain, Brad Maguire, Bruce McCloy, Wayne Roberts, Scott Timmer, or James Wiersma).
- Those nominated will be asked to go through the officer training course (March- June).
- After examination, those eligible will stand for election by members of the church at our annual meeting in July.
If you have questions, please contact Pastor Andrew at the church office: (804) 412-8112.