The Leadership Discovery Team needs your prayers and help as we identify the Covenant members God is calling into elder, deacon, and trustee roles.
Covenant Church seeks to place into leadership persons of strong faith and dedicated discipleship and whose lives are marked by love for Jesus, love for His people, and godly love for the world. All these servants will lead only as effectively as they are led by the Father, Son, and Spirit in a vibrant and growing relationship with the Trinity.
You can support the discernment process by recommending Covenant members you believe have the gifts, talents, experience, and spiritual maturity to serve in these leadership roles, and by praying for this process.
* Elders serve on Session and are responsible for the spiritual health of the Covenant family. These individuals must have a shepherd’s heart, pouring themselves out to see the Covenant family progress in faith and works of service. They seek the advancement of the Kingdom both in the church and in the world. These roles require godly individuals who are strategic thinkers, capable of seeing the big picture, as well as the details. We are looking for experienced leaders, gifted at setting direction and assessing the effectiveness of an organization’s efforts. These are not leadership development opportunities.
* Deacons coordinate and oversee Covenant’s Congregational Care Ministries, which serve the most vulnerable in our congregation. Deacons need to have a deep and growing commitment to Jesus Christ, and a proven record of creating and building or improving ministries/organizations. These individuals must have strong interpersonal skills and compassion for the vulnerable.
* Trustees are the "chief stewards" of the church and provide leadership for critical, on-going aspects of Covenant life in three primary areas: facilities, finances, and personnel. The trustees are responsible to Session and the congregation for the proper oversight of financial matters, personnel policies and practices, facility improvements, safety, and maintenance.
We will begin this process by reviewing past qualified individuals who believed the time was not right for them to step into one of these leadership roles. Additionally, we will benefit from your recommendations of individuals to fill these roles. Please send your recommendations to any member of the Leadership Discovery Team by Friday, February 3. For a list of team members’ contact information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please pray along with us, trusting God to lead us to those individuals He is calling into these important roles!