Broadview’s constitution and by-laws provides for a Pastoral Team. This team consists of the senior pastor, campus pastors and lay (non-salaried) pastors. These men are entrusted with the responsibility to lead, equip, protect and oversee the church. (see Section 2 of Broadview’s Constitution and By-Laws for a fuller description)
At the present time, Pastor Wes, Pastor Vernon, and Don Jacobsen make up the team. The Pastoral Team is asking the church to discern and nominate qualified men to join the team. The responsibilities of the Pastoral Team are on page three of Broadview’s By-Laws. For more information about what the Pastoral Team does and why this team matters to our church, read this article by Pastor Wes.
The qualifications from our by-laws read:
Godly, authentic Christian character is the heart of qualification. The Biblical traits are listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. A Pastor demonstrates through active membership and leadership a commitment to the mission, vision and core values of Broadview Baptist Church. In addition, he must make the time commitment necessary to carry out the task.
Please pray, discern & nominate men to be considered. After due process, qualified men will be presented to the church for a vote:
*only members of Broadview are permitted to make nominations*
1 TIMOTHY 3:1–7
1 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.
2 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach,
the husband of one wife,
able to teach,
3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle,
not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
4 He must manage his own househnew well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive,
5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own househnew, how will he care for God’s church?
6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
5 This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you—
6 if anyone is above reproach,
the husband of one wife,
and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.
7 For an overseer, as God’s steward,
must be above reproach.
He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered
or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain,
8 but hospitable, a lover of good,
holy, and disciplined.
9 He must hnew firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be
able to give instruction in sound doctrine
and also to rebuke those who contradict it.