2023 Nominating Committee

NOMINATIONS

The Nominating Committee is responsible for evaluating and nominating candidates for ASBC leadership positions for which the church membership will vote and thus affect 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.

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The Alfred Street Baptist Church 2022 Nominating Committee presents the candidates for 2023 Church Leadership

2023 Candidate Videos

2023 Candidate Bios

END OF YEAR MEETING

VOTING

Positions Available for 2024 Nomination:

  • Chair,  Governance and Legal Committee, 1 vacancy
  • Member, Governance and Legal Committee, 2 vacancies
  • Chair, Human Resources, Committee 1 vacancy
  • Member, Human Resources, Committee 2 vacancies
  • Chair, Stewardship Committee, 1 vacancy
  • Member, Stewardship Committee, 4 vacancies
  • Director, Council Member At-Large, 1 vacancy
  • Member, Clerk, 1 vacancy
  • Member, Financial Secretary, 1 vacancy
  • Member, Assistant Financial Secretary, 1 vacancy
  • Member, Finance and Budget Committee, 1 vacancy
  • Member, Property and Facilities Committee, 5 vacancies
  • Member, Nominating Committee, 1 vacancy
  • Chair (Historian), Historical Society of ASBC, 1 vacancy

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.

Stewardship Committee

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

The Stewardship Committee is responsible for advising the Church Council on the stewardship program at Alfred Street Baptist Church. The responsibility of the committee includes, promoting responsible stewardship among church members to ensure the needs of mission and ministry are supported financially. The initiatives of the committee include:

  1. Financial Planning – Through collaboration with the Finance and Budget Committee, the Stewardship Committee will assist with budget planning for the upcoming fiscal year.
  2. Fundraising and Donations: The committee is responsible for the management of the Society of 1803 (ASBC’s planned giving program) and other special initiatives deemed necessary by the Church Council. Additionally, the committee is responsible for assisting the Pastor with expressions of gratitude for new/first-time donors.
  3. Education and Communication: The Stewardship Committee shall educate the congregation about the principles of stewardship, emphasizing the biblical perspective on giving and responsible money management – thereby promoting a culture of generosity and sacrificial giving. Additionally, through partnership with relevant ministries and programs, the Stewardship Committee shall assist with educational programs related to financial stewardship, money management, and estate planning.

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 the committee should have demonstrated experience in stewardship programs and fundraising (preferred). 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 up-to-date membership rolls 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. A Member elected to serve in the position, may serve for no more than two consecutive 3-year terms (a total of six years) in that position.

Nominees for this committee should have demonstrated experience in financial matters including collecting, counting, and expending funds of churches or other organizations in accordance with generally 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 Financial Secretary

The Assistant Financial Secretary at the direction of the Financial Secretary or in the absence or disability of the Financial Secretary, perform the duties and exercise the power of 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). A Member elected to serve in the position, may serve for no more than two consecutive 3-year terms (a total of six years) in that position.

Nominees for this committee should have demonstrated experience in financial matters including collecting, counting, and expending funds of churches or other organizations in accordance with generally 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 – @ 10 hours/monthChair – @ 30-40 hours/month

The Human Resources Committee is responsible for overseeing the personnel operations of the Church. In addition, 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 must serve a three (3) year term and shall be eligible to serve an additional three (3) year term.

Nominees for this committee must have demonstrated experience as HR practitioners in one of the following Human Resources Disciplines (compensation & benefits, learning & development, talent-acquisition /performance management, HR policy development, Employee/Labor Relations and/or organizational development). A degree in Human Resources/industrial relations and/or SHRM/HRC certifications is preferred.

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. This role works in conjunction with the Church staff, assuring that adequate insurances, financial records, property and insuring 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 have demonstrated experience in property management, real estate brokerage, real estate development, construction, design, engineering, and/or asset 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 during the annual nominations process.

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, 2023 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
OCTOBER 3, 2023 NOMINATIONS CLOSE (DATE EXTENDED)
OCTOBER 1-30, 2023* APPLICATION REVIEW AND SELECTION
NOVEMBER 6, 2023* CANDIDATES INTRODUCED TO ASBC MEMBERS
NOVEMBER 13-22, 2023* CANDIDATE VOTING PERIOD
DECEMBER 12, 2023* ELECTIONS RESULTS ANNOUNCED AT ANNUAL CHURCH MEETING

*DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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