Elder and Deacon Nominations – The Session has approved the nomination, training and election of elders and deacons for 2012. Nominations for the ordained offices of Elder and Deacon will be received during the month of January. To be officially nominated, the nominee must be male, a member of Christ Covenant for at least two years by election date (June 2012), and receive nomination by two congregation members (from different families). Officer Nomination forms are available at the Welcome/Information Desk in the main foyer or click here. Completed nomination forms may be given to any active officer or sent to the attention of Bernie Lawrence at Christ Covenant. Prayerfully consider those whom the Lord may use to lead this body of believers.
“Let no one look down on your
youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct,
love, faith and purity, show yourself
an example of those who believe.” I
The Session of Christ Covenant Presbyterian
Church has considered the Biblical qualifications
for church officers set forth in I Timothy
3 and Titus 1 by delineating the 12 areas
in which a nominee should model maturity
in order to be nominated and elected
to church office.
1. Attest that he has been a member of
Christ Covenant Church for at least 24
months (I Timothy 3:6,10 and 4:12).
2. Attest to the basis of his assurance
of salvation (I Timothy 3:9; Titus 1:9).
3. Attest to Christian maturity and minimum
age standards (I Timothy 3:6,10).
> Elder: A convert and member of an
evangelical church for at least 5 years
and normally at least 30 years old at
ordination or installation.
> Deacon: A convert and member of
an evangelical church for at least 3
years and normally at least 24 years
old at ordination or installation.
4. Attest to involvement in one or more
ministries of the church in which he
has exhibited both gifted and servant
leadership in areas such as small groups,
evangelism, compassion, discipleship,
teaching or music (I Timothy 3:10; 4:12).
5. Attest that his character, personal
integrity, and spiritual leadership in
regard to his family, the church, the
world is becoming to a Christian, a church
member, and an officer of the church.
That he has the support of his wife in
pursuit of ordained office. (I Timothy
3:2,7; Titus 1:6).
6. Attest that he is consistent in his
efforts to have a regular devotional
life that includes prayer and Bible study
as a pattern (I Timothy 4:12, 3:11; Titus
7. Attest that he has the time, willingness,
schedule, and gifts to perform the duties
required of the office, including regular
attendance at the stated meetings of
the Session or Diaconate, and meetings
of Departments to which he may be assigned (I
8. Attest to a consistent pattern of
participation in Sunday School, Sunday
morning and evening worship services,
and the support and concern for other
major church-wide services and ministries
(I Timothy 4:12, 3:10-11).
9. Attest to a consistent pattern of
willfully and joyfully tithing his first
fruits to the church (I Timothy 3:3-5,12; Titus 1:7).
10. Attest that he is in accord with
the direction of the church and that
he can serve in harmony with others (I
Timothy 3:3,8; Titus 1:7).
11. Attest that he has a heart of pastoral
concern for the congregation and his
fellow church officers (I Timothy 3:3-5, 4:12).
12. Attest that he is not a member of
any secret organization (e.g. Masons,
Knights of Columbus, etc.).
Adopted by the Session on June 27,