BOLIF Office Bearers

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BOLIF Office Bearers

CHURCH OFFICE BEARERS

1. Church Chairman

The church chairman shall be elected by the members of the church and shall meet the qualities of an elder/overseer (I Timothy 3:1-7).

The chairman shall preside over the meetings, except otherwise. He shall chair church services, and other meetings except if the Pastor is needed to chair for some reasons. He shall liaise with the Pastor and cannot report any news or announcements without consulting the Pastor. He reports to the Pastor.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

2. Church Secretary

The church Secretary shall meet the qualities of an elder/overseer (I Timothy 3:1-7). He shall be elected by the congregation. He shall be someone who is a good communicator and one who knows how to write and be able to disseminate information expeditiously when instructed.

He shall report to the chairman. He cannot disseminate information to the public without the knowledge of the Pastor and the chairman. He shall record all the meetings’ minutes, accurately.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

3. Church Treasurer

The church treasurer shall be elected by the congregation. The Treasurer shall meet the qualities of an elder/overseer (I Timothy 3:1-7).

The treasurer shall be someone who has financial background and knows accounting and book-keeping. He shall be someone who is honest and reliable. He shall report to the Finance Committee chairman and deacon chairman.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

4. Administrative & Organizing Secretary

The Administrative Secretary shall be elected/appointed by the church to organize events and meetings. He/she shall have the qualities of a deacon (I Timothy 3:8-10). He/she reports to the chairman and Pastor.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

5. Praise & Worship Music Director

The Praise and Worship Director shall be someone who is gifted in singing. She/she shall be someone who has the qualities of a deacon (I Timothy 3:8-10).

She/he reports to the chairman. She organizes worship service songs, leads the praise and worship team. She/he can compose songs and leads the worship service every Sunday with the help of others who are musicians also. If she is not available, she assigns her assistants and informs the chairman a week before Sunday.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he/she is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

6. Sunday School Teaching/Education Director

The Sunday School Teacher shall be someone who is able to teach and also has the qualities of an elder/overseer. He/she shall be someone who organizes teachers for each department and makes sure that all the Sunday schools run smoothly. He/she is responsible to order Sunday school materials for each class and monitor time. He/she reports to the Pastor and chairman.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he/she is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

6. Marriage & Family Counseling Director

The marriage and Family Counseling Director shall be someone who has the qualities of an elder/deacon (I Timothy 3:1-10). He/she shall be some who is mature and has experience in handling marriage issues well and preferably licensed by the state or city. An ordained minister can also execute the duties of a Counselor. He/she reports to the Pastor.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he/she is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

7. Youth Director

The Youth Director shall be someone who has the qualities of an elder (I Timothy 3:1-7). He shall be someone who is mature and has experience to guide the youth. He shall be someone who has the understanding of youth challenges and be able to give Biblical counsel.

He reports to the Pastor. He is responsible to organize meetings, camps, seminars and must be active and energetic, able to engage with all the youth in all levels.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

8. Technology Director

The technology Director must be someone who meets the qualities of a deacon (I Timothy 3:8-10). He/she must have technology background and be able to figure out any technological problems and gives solutions. He is responsible for all the sound systems, lightings, and equipment. He/she shall be someone trustworthy and reliable. He/she must train assistants to help him/her. If he/she will be absent, he/she must consult the chairman and the Pastor a week before so that arrangements may be made.

He reports to the chairman and Pastor. The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he is illegible to be voted in again if he/she is still in good standing.

9. Children’s Ministry Director

The Children’s Ministry Director must be someone who has the qualities of an elder/deacon (I Timothy 3:1-10). She/he must be a person who loves children and who can relate to them well. She/he must be someone without felony and must have clear criminal records. She/he must be able to provide relevant materials for all the age levels. She/he must have the ability to recruit responsible teachers and be able to work with other teachers well.

She/he must be able to relate to children with love, care and support. She/he must be able to organize games and understands the learning spans of all children age groups. She reports to the Pastor and the chairman.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, she/he is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

10. Evangelism Director

Evangelism Director shall be someone who has the qualities of an elder (I Timothy 3:1-7). He must be someone who is mature with a background of evangelism and discipleship. He must be someone who has the heart for the lost and must love people. He must be able to organize evangelism outreach and be very active in mobilizing people for outreach. He reports to the Pastor.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.

11. Church Pastor

The church Pastor shall meet the qualities of the elder/overseer (I Timothy 3:1-7) in order to perform his duties as a minister. He must be ordained and must have been to at least three years in a theological seminary/college/university from a credible and accredited institution. He should be able to lead and conduct his duties with diligence and faithfulness.

He reports to the board of the elders of the church. His term of office is limitless only with the exception of unacceptable moral conduct or has become heretic in contrast to Biblical and theological truth that leads to apostasy. He is responsible to take care of the congregation in matters of spiritual, moral, and leadership counsel and guide. He acts as the spiritual father for every member of the church and should be impartial.

12. Board of Elders

The board of elders is a spiritual board of the church and every member of it shall have the qualities (I Timothy 3:1-7). They are the highest board of the church but they report to the congregation. The Pastor is part of the board of elders. The chairman of the church and the Pastor chair the board of elders. It is composed of 1 to more members depending on the size of the church. As the church is autonomous, the elders and the congregation together they resolve any conflicts, problems and challenges. They report to Christ who is the Head of the church and they listen and follow the Biblical counsel (Eph. 5:23).

13. Board of Deacons

The board of deacons shall have the qualities (Timothy 3:8-11). They must be people who are willing to work without complain and be available to serve all the time. They report to the board of elders and the chairman. They make sure that the church is operating well and all furniture is arranged in time. They shall choose their chair-person within the board.

The term of office is annually and can continue for three years if approved by the church of which at the end of the three years, he/she is illegible to be voted in again if he is still in good standing.