2020 Nominating Committee

NOMINATIONS

The Nominating Committee is responsible for 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 (per ASBC Bylaws)  of the church known to be of good and regular standing, consistently demonstrates a spirit of cooperation and interest in the church and is committed to the principle of tithing.  Except where otherwise noted, all nominees will also be subject to a limited background check.

ASBC CAYA - April 2017 63

Message from Pastor Wesley

Nominating Committee Application Walk-Through

Positions Available for 2020 Nomination:

  • Chair, Governance and Legal Committee (1 position)
  • Chair, Human Resources Committee (1 position)
  • Chair, Stewardship Committee (1 position)
  • Council Member At-Large (1 position)
  • Clerk (1 position)
  • Financial Secretary (1 position)
  • Member, Finance and Budget Committee (1 position)
  • Member, Governance and Legal Committee (2 positions)
  • Member, Property and Facilities Committee (3 positions)
  • Member, Nominating Committee (2 positions) Note: Members of the Nominating Committee are both nominated and elected at the annual ASBC business meeting in December
  • Assistant Historian, Historical Society of ASBC (2 positions)

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

Governance & Legal Committee

Committee Members – @ 3-5 hours/month
Chair – @ 15-30 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 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
Chair – @ 15-30 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 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.

Stewardship Committee

Committee Members – @ 3 hours/month
Chair – @ 15-30 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).

Council Member At-Large

Committee Members – @ 10-15 hours/month

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 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.

Clerk

The Clerk shall record and preserve the minutes of all Church business meetings. The Clerk, through the staff designee, shall oversee the maintenance of an up-to-date membership roll and prepare and forward membership letters. The Clerk is responsible for giving proper notice to all Church Members of all respective business meetings. Clerks 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.

Financial Secretary

The Financial Secretary shall be a cosignatory for expenditures on all Church financial accounts with banks or other financial institutions, and provide other financial duties as may be prescribed to assure the accurate collection, counting, recording, and reporting of all Church revenues and expenses. The Financial Secretary serves 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 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).

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 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).

Human Resources Committee

Committee Members – @ 4 hours/month
Chair – @ 15-30 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 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.

Property & Facilities Committee

Committee Members – @ 8-10 hours/month
Chair – @ 15-30 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 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.

Nominating Committee

Committee Members – @ 8-10 hours/month
Chair – @ 15-30 hours/month

The Nominating Committee is responsible for 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

Committee Members – @ 4 hours/month
Chair – @ 15-30 hours/month

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.

Nominating Process and Election Schedule

Dates Events
September 1, 2020 Call for Nominations
October 1, 2020 Nominations close
October 14 – 23, 2020 Application review and selection
November 1, 2020 Candidates presented to ASBC members
November 21/22 or 28/29, 2020 Candidate Meet & Greet
December 1, 2020 Election at Annual Church Meeting

Church
Council

Nominating Committee Policy and Procedure