Advisory Council Vote

Advisory Council Vote

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Nomination Ballot for Advisory Council

Click the link below to nominate who you feel would serve best on the Advisory Council.

About the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a team committed to influencing and informing the Elder Team concerning decisions for Concord. Their advice and insight is a key component to the Leadership Team (which is made up of both the Advisory Council and Elder Team). They play much needed role in maintaining a balance and wholistic perspective when handling high-level leadership decisions. According to the Constitution and By-Laws, Concord is to nominate people to serve in this role every three years.

Important Dates

PRAY
Read through this material and ask God for direction

SUBMIT NOMINATIONS (July 11 – August 1)
Make your choice known by filling out the approved nomination sheet
Click here to submit your nominations

Q&A MEETINGS (August 1 and August 4)
Ask clarifying questions and clarifying answers

VOTE (August 29)
Church members will cast their ballots either in person or by mailing them in

About the Selection Process

Selection Process for Advisory Council

  1. The Church will pray and then will nominate from one to four people whom they feel are proper candidates for the Advisory Council role (the current individuals on the Advisory Council can be nominated to serve a second term).
  2. Potential candidates are then informed that they have been selected and should respond if they are interested in pursuing the nomination.
  3. The nominees will then be interviewed by the Elder Board to insure each fulfills the requirement of Godly wisdom.
  4. The four final candidates will be presented to congregation to seek the full affirmation of a congregational vote. The top vote getters will receive the call to serve on the Advisory Council. The person who receives the fifth largest number of votes will be designated as an alternate, in case of an early departure out of the top four.

Requirements and Expectations for Members of the Advisory Council

  1. A member of Concord for at least 5 years
  2. Regularly participates in a connection class, life group or focus study
  3. Maintains a history of supporting the Church with consistent tithes and offerings.
  4. Is someone whom you feel displays the spirit of Wisdom (Acts 6:3)
  5. A person who has the capacity, flexibility, and availability to serve. The time requirement will vary greatly month to month, but the minimum includes monthly meetings, annual retreats, and committee meetings as needed

General Attributes for High Level Leadership for Members of the Advisory Council

The Bible has much wisdom to share about good leadership. Listed below is collection of qualities consistent with biblical leadership.

1. Discernment
The gift of discernment is the divine enablement to distinguish between truth and error. It is the ability to discern the spirits, differentiating between good and evil, right and wrong. Scripture references are: 1 Corinthians 12:10; Acts 5:1–4; and Matthew 16:21–23. People with this gift:

  • Distinguish truth from error, right from wrong, pure motives from impure motives.
  • Identify deception in others with accuracy and in an appropriate manner.
  • Determine whether a word attributed to God is authentic.
  • Recognize inconsistencies in a teaching, prophetic message, or interpretation.
  • Can sense the presence of evil.

2. Wisdom
The gift of wisdom is the divine enablement to apply spiritual truths effectively to meet needs in specific situations. Scripture references are: 1 Corinthians 12:8; James 3:13–18; 1 Corinthians 2:3–14; and Jeremiah 9:23–24. People with this gift:

  • Focus on the unseen consequences in determining what next steps to take.
  • Receive an understanding of what is necessary to meet the needs of the body.
  • Provide divinely guided or given solutions in the midst of conflict and confusion.
  • Hear the Spirit provide direction for God’s best in a given situation.
  • Apply spiritual truth in specific and practical ways.

3. Godly Influencers
The gift of leadership is the divine enablement to envision the future of the church coupled with a humble heart to serve others. Scripture references are: Genesis 12:1; Isaiah 43:18–19; Matthew 7:7; Matthew 20:25–28; Luke 22:27; John 10:3–4, 11; I Corinthians 2:9–13; and James 1:5. People with this gift:

  • Are servants by nature; eager to see the church prevail in the world.
  • Demonstrate spiritual foresight that anticipates the work of God.
  • Allow Scripture and prayer to inform their decision-making process.
  • Impart vision to others using clear communication.
  • Can assess significant past events and their potential for impact on the present and future.
  • Are able to think creatively and apply ideas and concepts in new ways.
  • Desire accountability in fulfilling their responsibilities and meeting the needs of those they serve