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Eldership is a biblically mandated position, where godly men are instructed to lead the church. But how do you guard against these men getting sidetracked with irrelevant details? How do you keep them on task—to lead, to pray, to live holy lives?

 

Model for Amending Governing Documents

November 5th, 2014|Comments Off on Model for Amending Governing Documents

Most churches amend their governing documents once every decade or so. It is a daunting task. Besides, many members of churches hate change. Most churches delay amending their governing documents until a crisis hits. During [...]

Eight Kinds of People Who Should Not Serve on a Church Board

February 12th, 2014|Comments Off on Eight Kinds of People Who Should Not Serve on a Church Board

Not everyone is qualified to serve on a church board and choosing the wrong people condemns the board to dishealth and frustration for years to come. It is easy to put someone on a board [...]

Why Boards Must Always Speak with One Voice

May 3rd, 2013|Comments Off on Why Boards Must Always Speak with One Voice

One of the key principles of healthy board governance is that boards always speak with one (corporate) voice! In other words, while robust dialogue and candid discussion takes place within the board room, once a [...]

Job Description—Elder

December 25th, 2012|Comments Off on Job Description—Elder

XPastor has collected various job descriptions from churches, to aid you in preparing job descriptions for yourself or others on your staff. Below is the job description for the Elders of Northwest Bible Church of Dallas, [...]

Elder Recommendation Form

December 24th, 2012|Comments Off on Elder Recommendation Form

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 2005 Elder Recommendation Form of Northwest Bible Church [...]

Elder and Deacon Selection Policy

December 24th, 2012|Comments Off on Elder and Deacon Selection Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 1979 Elder and Deacon Selection Policy of Northwest [...]

Church Restoration Policy

December 24th, 2012|Comments Off on Church Restoration Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 1999 Church Restoration Policy of Northwest Bible Church [...]

The Need for Elders FAQs

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on The Need for Elders FAQs

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is a "Need for Elders FAQ" from Chatham Community Church, [...]

Elder Evaluation and Discipline Policy

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Elder Evaluation and Discipline Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Elder Evaluation and Discipline Policy of Bible Fellowship [...]

Elder Covenant

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Elder Covenant

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Elder Covenant from Lighthouse Community Church of Kalamazoo, [...]

Leadership Qualifications and Divorce Policy

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Leadership Qualifications and Divorce Policy

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Leadership Qualification and Divorce Policy of Woodinville Alliance [...]

Deacon Handbook

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Deacon Handbook

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the 2008 Deacon Handbook of Henderson Hills Baptist Church [...]

Deacon Handbook

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Deacon Handbook

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Deacon Handbook of Washington Heights Baptist Church of [...]

Church Constitution

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Church Constitution

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Church Constitution of Northwest Bible Church of Dallas, [...]

Church Bylaws

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Church Bylaws

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below are the Church Bylaws of Life Community Church of Allen, [...]

Church Constitution

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Church Constitution

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Church Constitution of Fellowship Bible Church of Winchester, [...]

Church By-Laws

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Church By-Laws

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below are the amended Church By-Laws of Cibolo Creek Community Church [...]

Church Bylaws

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Church Bylaws

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below are the Bylaws of Stough Memorial Baptist Church of Pineville, [...]

Church Constitution and Bylaws

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Church Constitution and Bylaws

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below are the Constitution and Bylaws of Henderson Hills Baptist Church [...]

Church Constitution

December 16th, 2012|Comments Off on Church Constitution

XPastor tries to help churches by providing some of the essentials for running a church---items like job descriptions, employment applications, review forms and policies. Below is the Church Constitution of Grace Covenant Church of Austin, [...]

The Most Important Function of a Church Board

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on The Most Important Function of a Church Board

How should Senior Pastors interact with their board? How should the board interact with their pastor? It’s a classic question we get asked a lot as we do executive searches. Therefore, we are posting some [...]

Will the Role of Deacon Fade Into the Sunset?

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on Will the Role of Deacon Fade Into the Sunset?

Ingleside Baptist Church is not your typical Southern Baptist church ... anymore. Ingleside is a large, healthy, growing, and progressive church in Macon, Georgia. Macon is a small-ish town in central Georgia with a population of approximately [...]

A Deacon Ministry on Steroids

December 6th, 2012|Comments Off on A Deacon Ministry on Steroids

"Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons" (Phil. 1:1, NIV, emphasis added). The role of deacon varies from congregation to congregation in churches across America. [...]