Marketplace Church Leadership Team Nominations
(JUNE 10 - JUNE 24)
Since the birth of Marketplace Church, we have implemented multiple temporary advisory teams tasked with keeping our pastors accountable and helping discern important decisions for the church. Church plants are advised in its early years (years 1-5) of existence to form multiple temporary advisory teams (what we call the Leadership Team) before establishing a more formal and permanent elder board to help lead the church going forward (which we hope to do, God willing, by the end of our next fiscal year, August 2019).
That being said, we will be implementing one more term of a Leadership Team for this coming 2018-2019 fiscal year starting in September. This will require a team of 4-5 individuals to serve on the Leadership Team alongside of our pastors Royce & Sam from September 2018 - August 2019.
As the church body, we would like to invite you to be a part of the process of selecting this team by prayerfully considering being a part of this team yourself, or by nominating others in the church that you think would be a good fit for the role.
Please take a look at the following Leadership Team roles, responsibilities, qualifications, and nomination process; and then prayerfully submit your nominations to email@example.com by June 24th.
Leadership Team Roles & Responsibilities:
The primary role & responsibility of an LT member is to advise Directors/Pastors in discerning and making important decisions that impact and affect the church.
Leadership Team members are committed to regularly attending monthly LT meetings (of course it's expected that there may be meetings missed due to scheduling conflicts; we're not legalistic but do take this role seriously) with occasional requirements to attend ad hoc meetings on a per need basis, and work on projects between meetings individually.
LT members will assist with responsibilities for the church that are unique to LT members (finances, facilities, administration, etc), and are committed to serving in a ministry or leadership role outside of LT commitments to ensure that they have a direct pulse on the congregation at large.
Term of service: 1 year (September 2018 - August 2019). After one year, this team will dissolve and the formal elder board will be formed (formal elder board may or may not consist of current Leadership Team members).
Leadership Team Qualifications:
Leadership Team members must be committed Marketplace Church members. While we don't have official membership at this point, we consider members of the church as those who are on board with the mission, vision and values of Marketplace and are regularly attending, serving and financially giving.
LT members demonstrate the following:
Chemistry: Is this person contributing to the overall health of our team and church at large? Is this person a good fit relationally and culturally for the team and church?
Character: Is this person intentionally pursuing ongoing transformation through a growing relationship with Jesus and consistently (not perfectly) living with integrity in their relationships?
Competence: Is this person demonstrating the leadership abilities and specific ministry-related skills required for their position? Is this person continually learning and growing in these competencies? Are their skills a good fit for Marketplace’s mission?
Capacity: Is this person able to effectively contribute their time, energy and resources to serve in this capacity without neglecting other ministry duties, family, work, pleasure and personal care?
Leadership Team Nomination Process & Timeline:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nominations. Include in email the nominee’s name and a brief paragraph as to why you are nominating that person.
Open nomination period by congregation will run until June 24th.
Pastoral interviews, discernment and selection will take place during the month of July.
2-week congregational commenting period of selected candidates will happen early August.
Install/announce new Leadership Team members mid-August.