Elders 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 its faith and in its works of service. They seek the advancement of the Kingdom both in the church and in the world as we know Jesus, grow with His people, and go to the world. This requires Godly individuals whose primary gifts and experiences fall in the category of strategic thinking (people who can see the big picture as well as the trees). Additionally these individuals are experienced leaders, who are gifted at setting direction and assessing the effectiveness of an organization’s efforts. These are not leadership development opportunities. 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.
Deacons coordinate and oversee Covenant’s Care Ministries, which serves the most vulnerable in our congregation. These individuals have a deep and growing commitment to Jesus Christ, a proven record of creating and building or improving ministries/organizations, as well as 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 the church 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 safety and maintenance. As with Elders and Deacons, Trustees lead only as effectively as they are led by the Father, Son and Spirit in a vibrant and growing relationship.
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.
If you have any recommendations for individuals to fill these roles, please contact any of the LDT members by Sunday, November 17. You can request team members' email addresses by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please pray along with the LDT, trusting God to lead us to those individuals He is calling into these important roles!
The Leadership Discovery Team
Dulcy Abraham, Cheryl Altinkemer, Michael Maule, Andrew Patton, Erica Pence, Tom Rice