Elder Advisory Council

Thank you to the many Chapel members who have volunteered for the newly-forming Elder Advisory Council, which we hope will provide the elders with ready access to a fuller range of congregational perspectives than the current makeup of our elder team provides. To fill out our Council, we are specifically asking for additional volunteers from our younger members and our members who are of the minority population. We really want and need to hear your voices - so please let us know if you're willing to participate by filling out the very brief application form below.

If you are not a member of the Chapel and want to learn about our membership process please visit our membership page.

Objective

To provide the elders with ready access to a fuller range of congregational perspectives than the current makeup of our elder team provides.

Composition of the Council

Optimally, the council will be comprised of eight Chapel members that span these attributes of the congregation:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Race / Ethnicity
  • Profession
  • Marital Status
  • Economic Status
  • Spiritual Maturity

Scope of Work

The council provides value where a full range of congregational perspectives is required for effective church governance including:

  • Ad-hoc elder committee support.
  • Participation in Elder meetings by rotating members.
  • Representation at new Quarterly Issues Meetings designed to gather congregational perspectives on issues surfaced by the Elder Board.

Timeline for Completion

This council will be operational by the Annual Meeting update in April 2019. The first Quarterly Issues Meeting will be scheduled for Q2 2019. This council has a clear three-year sunset clause pending the elders' evaluation of its effectiveness and future necessity.

Interest Form

Please complete the form below if you are interested in serving on the Elder Advisory Committee.

Elder Advisory Committee