At the Williamsburg Community Chapel, “the Elders shall be members who are particularly able to participate with the Senior Pastor in leadership of the spiritual, education, and administrative ministries of the Chapel. Members shall be subject to those spiritual intents set forth for those entrusted with leadership and overseer responsibilities. According to [the Apostle] Paul, “If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to much wine, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. He must not be a recent convert. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders...” (1 Timothy 3:1-7; See also Titus 1:5-9)” (Chapel Constitution).
Each year, the Chapel family nominates members from our church body to serve on our Elder Team. Nominations are received by a Nominating Committee, selected annually by the elders (Chapel Constitution). All nominated members are considered. In an effort to improve our elder nominating process, this year’s Nominating Committee will be comprised of staff, deacons, and lay leaders representing our various ministry areas. Our goal is to have a Nominating Committee that represents a broad range of congregational perspectives.
The Chapel’s elder board is comprised of six elected elders, three appointed elders, and the Lead Pastor. Elders serve three-year terms and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms. Two elder terms end in April 2020; to preserve the ratio of elected and appointed elders the Chapel’s members will have the opportunity to elect one elder at the Chapel’s Annual Meeting on April 26, and the elders will appoint one elder from the nominees received.
For more information on our nominating process, please come to the Chapel Family Update on Sunday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Room. We will dedicate this meeting to seeking clarity as a family of faith on our elder nominating process, answering questions, and valuing each others’ feedback. Feedback can always be provided by clicking the button below.
The Nominating Committee will receive nominations through November 30. Nominations can be submitted below. For questions, please email or call (757) 229-7152.