Leadership Position Summaries

Moderator-Elect

Serves one year then becomes Moderator for one year
  • Ex-officio member of District Board and Executive Committee
  • Member of the Gifts Discernment Team
  • Member of Program and Arrangements Committee
    (approximately 15 meetings)

 

Program and Arrangements Committee

Serves three-year term
  • Plans conference program and logistics
  • Register delegates
    (approximately 4 meetings)

 

Gifts Discernment Team

Names secured by Board – Serves three-year term
  • Securing potential persons for leadership by mailing to pastors, moderators, board chairs.
  • Discerning actual persons for leadership after names have been secured.
  • Helping at District Conference with registration, presenting slate and counting ballots
    (approximately 3 meetings)

 

Standing Committee Delegates

Serves three-year term
  • Serves on Annual Conference Standing Committee
  • Ex-officio member of District Board (unless already serving as voting member of Board)
  • Serves on committee to plan briefing for Annual Conference

 

Alternate Standing Committee

Serves one year
  • Attends Annual Conference if Standing Committee Delegate is unable to attend.

 

District Board Chair

Serves two-year term – eligible to serve an additional two-year term
  • The Chair shall preside at all meetings of the District Board and its Executive Committee and shall be responsible for the reporting for the Board. This person shall sign, with the DE or any other proper officer of the corporation authorized by the Board, any deeds, mortgages, bonds, contracts, or other instrument which the Board has authorized to be executed, except in cases where the signing and execution thereof shall be expressly delegated by the District Board or by these Bylaws or by the statute to some other officer or agent of the corporation; and in general shall perform all duties as may be prescribed by the District Board from time to time. This person shall be an ex-officio member, without vote, of all Commissions and committees of the Board.
    (3 Executive meetings, 3 Board meetings, any special meetings)

 

District Board Vice-Chair

Serves two-year term – eligible to serve an additional two-year term
  • In the absence of the Chair or in the event of one’s inability or refusal to act, the Vice-Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon the Chair. The Vice-Chair shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned by the Chair or by the District Board. He or she shall serve as Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee. Serves as District Staff support. To create an intentional support network of caring and accountability for the District Staff of the ANE District which fosters personal care, healthy working styles and relationships, and effective ministry for the District.
    (3 Executive meetings, 3 Board meetings, any special meetings)

 

District Clerk

Appointed by the District Board – Serves three-year term -eligible to serve an additional three -year term
  • Record the minutes of the District Conference. Prepare the District Conference minutes for distribution to the congregations and fellowships, in cooperation with the District office. Serves as Secretary, with vote, of the District Conference Program & Arrangements Committee and the Gifts Discernment Team.
    (approximately 4 meetings)

 

Commission on Church Development and Evangelism

Serves three-year term – eligible to serve an additional three-year term
  • Supports and oversees the revitalization of existing churches, church plantings, church growth and evangelism
    (10-12 Commission meetings plus 3 Board meetings)

 

Commission on Ministry

Serves three-year term-eligible to serve an additional three-year term
  • Manages all ministerial and credentialing matters
  • Promotes healthy relationships between congregations and ministerial/pastoral leadership
    (10-12 Commission meetings plus 3 Board meetings)

 

Commission on Nurture & Christian Education

Serves three-year term-eligible to serve an additional three-year term
  • Assists congregations in spiritual growth and renewal of church members
  • Promotes the total cause of Christian Education
    (10-12 Commission meetings plus 3 Board meetings)

 

Commission on Stewardship

Serves three-year term-eligible to serve an additional three-year term
  • Aids and challenges good stewardship of God’s resources
  • Supervises the financial interests of the district
    (10-12 Commission meetings plus 3 board meetings)

 

Commission on Witness & Outreach

Serves three-year term-eligible to serve an additional three-year term
  • Urges each congregation to proclaim the love and power of God, the Gospel of Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit through outreach and missions
  • Coordinates response to social concerns and disaster relief
  • Encourages persons to be involved in service work such as Brethren Volunteer Service and other volunteer opportunities
    (10-12 Commission meetings plus 3 board meetings)

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