How the Leaders
College Heights Baptist Church
seeking a new pastor, a Pastor Search Committee
nominates a candidate. Written
is mailed to all resident members at least
two weeks prior to such a nomination.
eighty percent or greater affirmation vote
by ballot of members present and voting
constitute a call to the nominee. The pastor
of CHBC is expected to meet the scriptural
for the responsibility, and have experienced
a definite call of God to the ministry.
pastor shall be a licensed Southern Baptist
minister who actively supports the program
aims of this church. The pastor is
to be the spiritual leader of the congregation,
of others in the exercise of their spiritual
gifts. It is the duty of the pastor to guide
relating to the church life and program.
Expectations shall be agreed upon by the
Personnel Committee and set forth in a Covenant
Agreement approved by the church.
pastor is to serve as chair of the Church
Council, and to direct the work of the secretarial
are first nominated by the congregation,
then the nominees are asked privately if
willing to serve for a period of three years.
Deacon elections happen every two years.
two new deacons are elected at a time, so
that there are four who are part of the
when the new deacons enter. The congregation
votes on the nominees. The top two
most votes are selected. The job of a deacon
is to be available to help anyone in the
who needs help, verbally or to meet a need.
If we can't do it alone, we take it to
(our pastor) or work together on the problem,
organizing help. We attend deacon's
once a month with the pastor, where church
business is discussed and conducted.
are called upon to support the church business
meeting by our presence whenever
Our job is to support the church, congregation,
and pastor. We also make
at Sunday worship service; each deacon serving
every six months for one
After having completed three years as a
deacon, deacons have to NOT serve for at
one year before they can be reelected.
an opening occurs for a "music director"
our need is made known to Christian organizations
a suitable candidate might be found. When
candidates apply, the personnel committee
candidates with particular interest in their
testimony and their musical abilities. If
is found acceptable to the personal committee,
they are then allowed to "try out"
congregation for a couple of Sundays. Then
during business meeting for that month,
the personnel committee presents the candidate
to those present for a vote. If there is
in favor, we have a new "music director."
our Music Director