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1 John 2:1
“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.”

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The Board of Elders

Section 1. Duties and Authorities

 

The spiritual leadership and administrative responsibility of this Church shall be vested in the Board of Elders, who shall have authority in all matters except those reserved to the membership. God raises up Elders in the midst of the church and it is the responsibility of the congregation to recognize men who are qualified and ministering to the people. The church shall be governed by a plurality of Elders.

 

The Board of Elders shall be the executive board of the congregation in it's dealing with the Pastor, Church Staff, Membership, School Board, and other organizations of the church. The Elders, serving as trustees, shall have supervision over all church operations and transactions with power to act, except that it shall not encumber the church with loan, transfer, sale or purchase of any real estate except by authorization conveyed through a majority vote of the church membership present at a meeting called in accordance with these Bylaws. The board shall handle and consider suggestions, recommendations, and grievances from or upon the part of any member or organization affiliated with the church.

 

The Board of Elders shall have authority to remove any officer, church staff worker, school worker, or appointed committee member when, by a seventy five percent (75%) vote of the Board, such action shall be deemed in the best interest of the church. Should a complaint be received against any member of the Board, that member shall not vote on any motion for removal or discipline and only voting members shall be considered in computing the seventy five percent (75%) vote requirement.

 

No member of the Board of Elders shall vote on matters before the Board which involve responsibilities or remuneration for any church staff position he may hold, benevolence to himself or his immediate family, or the purchase of materials or services by which he would derive financial benefit.

 

Section 2. Qualifications

 

The Biblical qualifications for the office of Elder are set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 . According to these passages, Elders must be men whose lives exemplify the Gospel, who have shown themselves to be spiritual leaders in the church, who are knowledgeable in the Scriptures, able to instruct and guide younger Christians, and who set an example as the spiritual leaders in their homes.

 

Section 3. Selection

 

At least one month prior to the annual church business meeting or a special meeting called for the election of Elders, the members shall be asked to submit the names of men whom they consider to be ministering to the congregation. Nominees must be members of the church for at least three months prior to the date of the election. Nominations will be made in writing to the existing Board of Elders at least two Sundays prior to the election.

 

The Elders shall prayerfully examine the nominees to determine if they are in agreement with the Bylaws and Statement of Faith, are willing to serve, and are presently ministering to the congregation. The Board may also examine the nominees in any other matters considered pertinent. Those nominees which have been approved shall be presented to the members of the church at least seven days prior to the annual business meeting or special election.

 

The election of Elders shall be by secret ballot. Seventy-five percent (75%) plurality is required for approval. The term of office for an Elder shall be two years and will expire at the annual business meeting in the second year of term. An Elder may succeed himself and shall be considered automatically re-nominated. He must receive the same seventy-five percent (75%) approval as new nominees.

 

The Pastor shall be a member of the Board of Elders without requirement for separate election to the Board. He shall serve as an ex-officio (non-voting) member of the Board for three months after his arrival as Pastor and, thereafter, shall have full and equal membership on the Board. The Pastor shall continue to function as an Elder without the requirement for re-election as long as he serves as Pastor of the church except as designated in Article VII. Section 3.

 

All other staff personnel of the church shall be eligible to stand for church offices, including Elder, on the same basis as other church members.

 

Section 4. Meetings

 

The Board of Elders shall meet regularly once a month at such time and place as it may select. Special meetings of the Board may be called by the Chairman and must be called upon the request of two or more Board members. A quorum for the transaction of Board business at any meeting shall be a majority of it's membership. The Chairman of the Board of Elders shall be notified in advance by any member who will be unable to attend a meeting of the Board.

 

The Chairman of the Board of Elders shall be selected from the voting membership of the Board.

 

Welcome to the new website!

We want to welcome you to the newly redesigned website for Faith Evangelical Bible Church! This redesign process has taken a very long time, but now that it is finished, we are thrilled about the changes.

 

The one thing that has changed the most, as you can tell, is the design. Much of the menu systems and functionality have remained the same, though the menu system has also been revamped to help get you where you want to go even faster, with fewer clicks.

 

Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the new layout. We think you will like the fact that you can get just about anywhere with just a few clicks. We are also available to help answer any questions about the new site and help your find your way around.

 

As always, we hope you enjoy your stay!

~in Christ

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