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Staff

Biblical Leadership

We are served by fulltime and parttime staff.

Who are our Staff?

What our Constitution says about Staff?

16. Staff

16.1. Senior Pastoral Staff

16.1.1. The church may call a senior pastoral staff member.

16.1.2. He shall be an elder and perform the duties of an elder described in Section 15.

16.1.3. He shall preach on the Lord’s Day, be responsible for the administration of the ordinances of baptism and communion, and perform such other duties as usually pertain to the function, as set forth in the constitution or delegated by the elders. He shall be recognized by the church as particularly gifted and called to the full-time ministry of preaching and teaching. He shall be responsible for the supervision and evaluation of staff members.

16.1.4. In his absence or incapacity the elders shall assume responsibility for his duties, any of which can be delegated.

16.2. Associate Pastoral Staff

16.2.1. The church may call additional pastoral staff whose relationship to the senior pastoral staff is that of associate.

16.2.2. He shall be an elder and perform the duties of an elder described in Section 15.

16.2.3. He shall assist the senior pastoral staff in the performance of his regular duties and shall perform any other duties as usually pertain to the function, as set forth in the constitution or delegated by the elders. He shall be recognized by the church as particularly gifted and called to the full-time ministry.

16.2.4. In the absence or incapacity of the senior pastoral staff for defined periods of time (such as sabbatical or illness), the associate pastoral staff shall assume the responsibility for his duties under the oversight of the elders.

16.3. Pastoral Assistants

16.3.1. The elders may appoint pastoral assistants whose relationship to the pastoral staff is that of assistant.

16.3.2. A pastoral assistant may be recognized as an elder should he be nominated by the elders and elected by the congregation, in accordance with Section 15.

16.3.3. The elders shall define the responsibilities of pastoral assistants, the primary activity being the gaining of practical experience for the equipping to future pastoral ministry.

16.3.4. They shall serve at the will of the elders for an initial term up to five years, though that term may be extended with the approval of the elders.

16.4. General Assistants

16.4.1. The elders may appoint assistants whose relationship to the pastoral staff is that of general assistants.

16.4.2. A general assistant may not be recognized as an elder.

16.4.3. The elders shall define the responsibilities of general assistants.

16.4.4. They shall serve at the will of the elders.

16.5. Staff Interns

16.5.1. The elders may appoint staff interns whose relationship to the pastoral staff is that of intern.

16.5.2. A staff intern may not be recognized as an elder.

16.5.3. The elders shall define the responsibilities of staff interns, the primary activity being continued theological study and the gaining of practical experience for the equipping to future pastoral ministry.

16.5.4. They shall serve at the will of the elders for an initial term of one year, though that term may be extended with the approval of the elders.

16.6. Calling Staff When an appointment becomes necessary the procedure shall be as follows:-

16.6.1. If the senior pastoral staff is to be called a general meeting shall appoint no more than four members to serve with the executive as a call committee.

16.6.2. If an associate pastoral staff is to be called the executive serve as a call committee.

16.6.3. The committee shall recommend only one name to any general meeting.

16.6.4. The invitation shall be contingent upon the following:-

16.6.4.1. At least two-thirds of the members present shall vote in favour. The vote shall be by ballot.

16.6.4.2. The person shall have been baptised by immersion, shall accept in writing this constitution and shall accept in writing the Sola 5 Statement of Faith.

16.6.4.3. The person shall become a member of the church and elder of the church upon assuming the role.

16.6.4.4. Any engagement between the church and the person shall be terminable by 3 months notice on either side, unless mutually agreed upon.