In August, leadership nominations from all campuses are received. Then in November, all campuses vote to elect our leadership.
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You can find qualifications for each leadership position and more in our bylaws.
- Trustees–pg. 19
- Deacons–pg. 23
- Standing Committee Members–pg. 25
In seeking to fill the office of Trustee, the Church’s goal is to identify those persons who have demonstrated toward Brentwood Baptist Church and God’s kingdom the agape love described in I Corinthians 13. That is, Trustees are expected to have demonstrated toward the Church and its members patience, kindness, humility, and self-sacrifice.
The Trustees’ lives are expected to reflect the fruit of the Spirit described in Galatians 5. In addition, a nominee must meet the following qualifications:
- Be at least 25 years of age and have been a member of the Church for a minimum of three (3) years at the time service as a Trustee begins
- Reflect and have demonstrated spiritual maturity, godly wisdom, and a committed faith that evidences the lordship of Jesus Christ
- Demonstrated a consistency in stewardship with the tithe through the Church as a minimal level of giving
- Be an active participant in the Church and have demonstrated a commitment to the mission, objective, and values of the Church
- Be willing to follow scriptural principles for conflict resolution, maintain confidentiality, and make decisions objectively without bias to particular areas of ministry
- Be viewed as demonstrating a high standard of the Christ-like life and be free from behavior that would negatively affect the ministry of the Church
- (g) Agree with the principles of the “Baptist Faith and Message” pursuant to the Church’s Statement of Faith. A Trustee may not serve as a ministry team leader, deacon officer, member of a standing committee, or employee of the Church at the same time the person serves as Trustee. A person serving in one of these positions may be nominated and elected as a Trustee but must resign the conflicting position prior to assuming the role of Trustee. Immediate family members, defined as spouse, parents, or children, may not serve concurrently as Trustees.