At the September Church Council meeting, there was discussion about changing the Nominating Committee’s role to the described draft proposal below. Pastor Mark and co-moderators presented this proposal, assisted by nominating members, Magnus Bernhardsson, Chrissy Gordon and Marilyn Faulkner who will lead this committee. Church Council voted unanimously to temporally suspend the bylaws description of this committee’s work and streamline the nominating process, starting now to December 31, 2018. This change will be subject to review by the Council in September 2018.
Nominating Committee Draft Proposal
We wish to enhance the Nominating Committee’s ability to recruit
effective church leaders and to work with ministry teams in an
evaluative and support capacity. To that end, for the calendar year
2018, we propose an experimental adjustment in the work of the
Nominating Committee as follows:
- That ministry teams serve in an advisory capacity to the three
elected Nominating Committee members rather than designating
members to participate in Nominating Committee meetings.
- That the three elected Nominating Committee members meet with
each team chair and team once a year to evaluate how teams are
functioning, what skill sets and personality types are needed for
effective mission, and what goals teams have determined.
- That the Nominating Committee recruit for specific skills and goals
rather than just filling a slot.
- That the Nominating Committee collect a “spiritual gifts inventory” of
congregation members and friends to identify skills, hobbies, and
passions to support ministry team needs.
- That the Nominating Committee determine whether or not to invite
team members to stand for election for second three-year terms.
Should this experimental adjustment prove to be an effective process for recruiting church leadership, we can adjust the bylaws accordingly.