We are excited to announce the opening of nominations for elders of City Church and will be accepting nominations until December 16, 2018. Please review the resources below to better understand the process, qualifications, and responsibilities of elders:
Officer Nomination Information — Summary of the nomination process, as well as the responsibilities and characteristics of an elder (and ordained deacon).
Community and Church Profile — Addresses the ministry heart and vision of City Church that an officer at City Church would be embracing, supporting and promoting
PCA's Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church to the Forty-Fifth General Assembly of the PCA
The Case for Commissioning (Not Ordaining) Deaconesses, by Timothy Keller
The Case for the Current Policy on Female Deacons, by Ligon Duncan
Discussion between Tim Keller and Ligon Duncan at the 2009 PCA General Assembly
November 4, 2018: Nomination period opens (online and print resources are available)
December 16, 2018: Nomination period closes; Session begins interviews with each nominee before formal commitment to training
Early January, 2019: Congregational announcement of nominees and invitation for specific prayer during training
Winter/spring 2019: Training period, including topics of calling, character, convictions, church government, training in service, and philosophy of ministry; length will vary depending on number of nominees and the time required to complete the training elements
Late spring 2019: Training period closes with written exams and interviews with the Session
TBD: Announcement of congregational meeting, including a list of each elder candidate to be individually approved (30 days in advance)
TBD: Congregational meeting to vote on approving each elder candidate; afterward the results will be communicated with each candidate by the Session to affirm calling
TBD: Announcement of new elders and details about ordination and installation service
Once you have carefully read through the nomination booklet and prayerfully considered whom you'd like to nominate, as well as spoken with each nominee, there are several ways to submit a nomination.