Special Business Meeting
A Special Business Meeting will be held in January to vote on the Pastoral Staff addition and Elder Nomination (see below). Date TBA
Rules from the Current Bylaws: To call a candidate to a position on the pastoral staff, the Elders shall present the candidate to the congregation for evaluation and consideration. Upon adequate consideration by the congregation, the Elders will poll the church membership by ballot at a special business meeting in January as input into the final decision.
- Pastoral Staff Addition: Craig Bauer, Associate Pastor
For 30 days the Board of Elders shall make known to the congregation the names of the pastoral candidate. Should any member of COBC have reason based on fact as to why a candidate should not be appointed, the member should discuss the matter with the candidate according to Matthew 18:15-20.
- Elder Nominee: Ross Amato
After prayerful consideration the Board of Elders shall make known to the congregation for 30 days the men they recommend for elder vacancies. Should any member of the congregation have reason based on fact as to why a candidate should not be appointed, the member should discuss the matter with the appointee, according to Matthew 18:15-20.
The Annual Business Meeting was Sunday, December 17 at 1:00pm
Church Bylaws Change
Rules from the Current Bylaws: Amendments (to the church bylaws) must be presented to the members of the church at least 30 days prior to any official vote on the matter. The presentation may be through bulletin inserts, electronic media, pulpit announcements, or any similar form of communication with the church membership.
To be Added to Section 7: Membership
“All pastors, elders, and deacons will be members in good standing, without exceptions. Other key leadership positions in the church will also be held by members in good standing, especially when the sphere of influence includes access to sensitive information, teaching doctrine, and/or supervising other members of the church. In some cases, it may be necessary for a thoroughly vetted non-member to serve the church at the discretion of the elder board.”
Pre-Annual Business Meeting
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1pm – Go grab some lunch and then return to the Grove at 1:00pm for COBC’s Pre-AnnualBusiness Meeting. The pastors and elders will present information on where the church is headed for the year ahead. Preliminary budgets will be available.