The 59th GC Session approved the addition of the following texts to
Chapter 10: Services and Other Meetings, section titled Board and Its Meetings
This section is found on page 124 in 18th edition; in the 17th Edition on page 90 - 92.
|Definition and Function - Every Church must have a functioning board whose members have been elected during a church business meeting. Its chief concern is the spiritual nurture of the church and the work of planning and fostering evangelism in all of its phases.|
The 59th GC Session approved the addition of the text above
Membership -- In addition to conference-appointed pastors, the church should elect a representative board which includes the following officers:
Adventists Men's Coordinator,
Adventist Your Society leader,
Adventurer Club Director,
* Ambassador Club Director,
Bible School Coordinator,
Children's Ministries leader,
* Church Music Coordinator,
Communications Committee Chairperson (or Communications Secretary),
Community Services and/or Dorcas Society Leader,
Family Ministries Leader,
Health Ministries Leader,
Home and School Association leader,
Personal Ministries leader,
Pathfinder Club leader,
Publishing Ministries Coordinator,
Religious Liberty Leader,
Sabbath School Superintendent,
Stewardship Ministries leader,
Women's Ministries Leader.
In some cases, depending on the size of the membership, the board may not include all of this list, or may add additional members. The Pastor appointed by the conference to serve the church always is a member of the board.
Appears on page 125 of 18th Edition
Ambassador Club Director and Church Music Coordinator are the new positions on this list
The following text has been added to section about the Officers found on page 126
|The clerk serves as Secretary of the board and is responsible for recording, presenting, and preserving the minutes of the meetings.|
additional information about the duties of Church Clerk can be found on page 79 and 80.
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