2019 Nominating Committee

Pastor Wesley’s Message

2019 Nominating Committee

NOMINATIONS

The Nominating Committee is charged with selecting candidates for leadership positions within ASBC thus affecting the direction and operation of the church.

Each nominee shall be a Church member in good standing, which means that the nominee is an active member of the Church known to be of good and regular standing in the Church, consistently demonstrates a spirit of cooperation and interest in the Church and is committed to the principle of tithing. Nominees must be a member of the Church for no less than three (3) years* and have a history of active participation within at least one (1) church ministry. Except where otherwise noted, all nominees will also be subject to a limited background check.

*Positions designated with asterisk only require 1 year of church membership.

  • Chair, Finance and Budget Committee
  • Council Member At-Large – 2 positions
  • *Assistant Clerk – 1 position
  • *Assistant Financial Secretary – 1 position
  • Member, Finance and Budget Committee – 2 positions
  • Member, Governance and Legal Committee – 2 positions
  • Member, Human Resources Committee – 2 positions
  • Member, Property and Facilities Committee – 2 positions
  • Member, Stewardship Committee – 4 positions
  • *Assistant Historian, Historical Society of ASBC – 1 position
  • *Member, Nominating Committee – 2 positions

NOTE- Members of the Nominating Committee are both nominated and elected at the annual ASBC business meeting in December.

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POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Property & Facilities Committee
Committee Members – @ 8-10 hours/month
The Property and Facilities Committee is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, maintenance, improvements and disposition of the Church’s real and other properties. Committee members serve as the principal advisors to the Church Council on all matters related to properties and facilities, assuring the projection, management and maintenance of all Church real property and related facility assets, and in conjunction with the Church staff, assuring that adequate insurances, financial records, property, legal and all related documents are properly maintained. Committee members are elected to serve a three (3) year term and shall be eligible to serve an additional three (3) year term.

Nominees for this committee should also have demonstrated experience in property management.

Governance & Legal Committee
Committee Members – @ 3-5 hours/month
The Governance and Legal Committee is responsible for overseeing the creation and maintenance of the Church’s policies and procedure manuals, ensuring that the Church Council adheres to established governing principles, policies and practices, and through the Church authorized transition period, providing recommendations on matters related to the implementation of the newly adopted Constitution and Bylaws. Members are elected to serve a three (3) year term and shall be eligible to serve an additional three (3) year term.

Nominees for this committee should have legal, governance or prior board experience.

Human Resources Committee
Committee Members – @ 4 hours/month
The Human Resources Committee is responsible for overseeing the personnel operations of the Church, reviewing and recommending Church personnel policies and procedures, serving as the final arbitrator of personnel disputes and related matters, and reviewing recommendations to the Church Council of the salary, promotion, benefits and compensation schedules for Church employees, ministerial staff (including the Pastor), and personnel services contracts. Members are elected to serve a three (3) year term and shall be eligible to serve an additional three (3) year term.

Nominees for this committee should have demonstrated experience in human resources.

Council Member At-Large
The ASBC Church Council oversees the legal, business, financial, and administrative affairs of the Church. The Council establishes governing principles, policies and determining practices for the Church; recommends church goals, objectives, and strategic plans; and evaluates program achievements in terms of church goals, objectives, and strategic plans. Council Members At-Large serve as general members on the ASBC Church Council. Council members are elected to serve a three (3) year term and shall be eligible to serve an additional three (3) year term.
Nominees for this position should have demonstrated leadership experience. Board-level experience (e.g., religious board experience or secular board experience such as at a non-profit or other organization) is preferred, but not necessary.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is charged with selecting candidates for leadership positions within ASBC thus affecting the direction and operation of the church. The Committee shall select candidates for Church Council, Church Council Standing Committees, Church Clerks, and Financial Secretaries. The Committee does not participate in the selection of Pastor, Deacons, Church Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer(s). The Nominating Committee does not select its own members. Members of the Committee are nominated and voted on by ASBC members at the duly called annual ASBC business meeting in December.
The Chair of the Committee is responsible for ensuring the compliance with the policies and procedures set forth in the ASBC Constitution and Bylaws. All Committee’s deliberations are CONFIDENTIAL.

Historical Society of ABSC
The Historical Society of ASBC is responsible for collecting, recording, and maintaining information about the Church’s history. The Assistant Historian is not a corporate officer and reports to and is under the direction and oversight of the Church Historian. The Assistant Church Historian will be responsible for the same duties attributed to the Church Historian. The Assistant Church Historians shall serve five (5) year terms and shall be eligible to serve an additional five (5) year term.

Nominees for Assistant Church Historian should have demonstrated experience in records management or archiving. Experience may be demonstrated through formal training in library science or records management, or through work or community experience as a librarian, historian, archivist or records manager.

Finance & Budget Committee
Committee Members – @ 10-15 hours/month
Chair – @ 30-35 hours/month
Finance and Budget Committee is responsible for overseeing all financial matters of the Church, preparing and presenting the annual operating and capital budgets to the Church, in conjunction with Church’s CEO, keeping the Church Council informed of all financial matters, and providing review and approval of all internal financial policies and procedures. Members are elected to serve a three (3) year term and shall be eligible to serve an additional three (3) year term.
Nominees for this committee should have demonstrated experience in general business, auditing, management, and budget planning, formulation and expectation. Nominees will be subject to a National Background Check (credit and criminal history).

Stewardship Committee
Committee Members – @ 3 hours/month
The Stewardship Committee is responsible for advising the Church Council on the Church’s stewardship program, educating and encouraging members on scriptural giving and the pledging of tithes, engaging in activities intended to foster a culture of generosity that reflects the values of the Church, and serving to inspire and expand members’ understanding of their impact of committed giving on our Church, God’s kingdom, and the world. Committee members are elected to serve a three (3) year term and shall be eligible to serve an additional three (3) year term.

Nominees for this committee should also have demonstrated experience in financial data analysis, stewardship programs or fundraising. Nominees will be subject to a National Background Check (credit and criminal history).

Assistant Financial Secretary
The Assistant Financial Secretary is responsible for assuring the accurate collection, counting, and recording of all related Church revenues. The Assistant Financial Secretary is not a corporate officer and shall report to and be under the direction and oversight of the Financial Secretary. In the absence of the Financial Secretary, this individual will be responsible for those duties attributed to the Financial Secretary. The Assistant Financial Secretary is present when collections of the Church are counted (including weekend and special services) and a commitment of approximately no more than fifteen (15) hours per month is required. The Assistant Financial Secretary is elected to serve a three (3) year term and shall be eligible to serve and additional three (3) year term.

Nominees for this committee should have demonstrated experience in financial matters including collecting, counting, and expensing funds of churches or other organizations in accordance with general accepted accounting principles. A degree in accounting, finance or financial management, or a CPA certification is desired but not required. Nominees will be subject to a National Background Check (credit and criminal history).

Assistant Clerk
The Assistant Clerk is responsible for recording and preserving the minutes of all Church business meetings. In conjunction with the Church’s staff designee, the Assistant Clerk also oversees the maintenance of an up-to-date membership roll and prepares and forwards membership letters. The Assistant Clerk is also responsible for giving proper notice to all Church Members of business meetings. Assistant Clerks are not corporate officers and report to and are under the direction and oversight of the Church Clerk. Assistant Clerks are elected to serve a three (3) year term and shall be eligible to serve an additional three (3) year term.
Nominees for this position should have demonstrated experience in recording and maintaining accurate records.

Nominating Process and Election Schedule

Dates Events
September 6, 2019 Call for Nominations
October 6, 2019 Nominations close
October 7-30, 2019 Application review and selection
November 16, 2019 Candidates presented to ASBC members
December 7&8, 2019 Candidate Meet & Greet
December 10, 2019 Election at Annual Church Meeting

Church Council

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