Each year we ask those who are part of our community to participate in the nomination of Elders who serve on our church board. In this process, we ask you to recommend those who you believe are gifted and called to be Elders. This is a significant leadership responsibility, and this is an important process for us as a church. Therefore, we ask you to spend time in prayer, reflection, conversation with others and then submit your suggestions using this form. Recommendations will be prayerfully considered by our current Elders team and a final slate of proposed Elders for the coming year will be presented for vote to the congregation at the next AGM.
We are thankful for the godly Elders that God has given us over the years. Elders function as the Board of Directors for our church, with overall responsibility for governance in keeping with the Compass by-laws. Elders also work with the Lead Pastor to provide spiritual oversight and leadership, care for the church’s spiritual condition, and maintain a focused understanding of the church’s vision. Elders are elected on a three year term and can serve for two consecutive terms. New terms begin in September.
Elder Qualifications Specific to Compass:
Agreement with our mission, vision, values, and ministry plan. Protect and uphold the unity of the church in a multisite context.
Actively participating in the life of the church.
Able to give time and energy to the oversight of Compass.
A male member in good standing who has been in membership at Compass Community Church for at least one year.
(See 1 Timothy 3:2-7 and Titus 1:6-9 for the biblical qualifications for an Elder)