Presentation on theme: "Ministerial Association of the General Conference"— Presentation transcript:
1Ministerial Association of the General Conference ELDER’S TRAINING SEMINARBased on the Elder’s HandbookMinisterial Association of the General Conference
2The Elders as Supporter of Other Local Leaders Chapter 4 – Part 1
3The Elder as Supporter of Local Leaders Support Your Church ClerkLocal church elders play an important role in sustaining the morale and encouragement of various volunteer church workers.Keeping accurate records of the membership and major activities of a church is one way to maintain an efficient organization.
4The Elder as Supporter of Local Leaders Reliability and FaithfulnessIn caring for all the clerical duties, and correspondences of the church.In attending all board and business meeting.In writing a record of the actions taken (minutes).
5The Elder as Supporter of Local Leaders Transfer of membership processMember: Clerk in the new church and clerk in the old church.Old church board chairperson, old church board, old church 1st and 2nd reading.
6The Elder as Supporter of Local Leaders Transfer of membership processNew church clerk, new church board. chairperson, new church board, new church 1st and 2nd reading.Vote of acceptance and clerk in the old church.
7The Elder as Supporter of Local Leaders Maintain faithfullyRecords up to date.Information about membership, people addedor dropped, church officers, and important information.Quarterly report to the local conference/mission.
8The Elder as Supporter of Local Leaders Deacon and Deaconesses’ WorkHelp the poor and the sick.Give physical and spiritual support to church members.Have pleasant personalities.Regularly minister to many of the practical needs of church members and church property.
9The Elder as Supporter of Local Leaders Deacon and Deaconesses’ WorkAssist you in your ministry as an elder.Share leadership in administering the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.Visit people in hospitals and prisons.When they bring their suggestions and requests to the church board give them your support.
10Support Church Treasurer Encourage the treasurerThey are typically not onlyoverworked, but underappreciated.Show and voice appreciationfor them often.
11Support Church Treasurer Keep giving confidentialTreasurers have a special responsibility to keep members’ giving confidential, except with those who share the responsibility of the work.
12Support Church Treasurer Keep money safeHandling God’s money is a sacred responsibility.When money is being counted, it is a wise practice for someone such as a deacon or deaconess to assist the treasurer.The money should be received in envelopes with the amounts and donor’s name included.
13Support Church Treasurer Keep money safeEnvelopes are kept by the treasurer to show the auditor.Pastors, elders, and other church leaders should never ask the treasurer for money the treasurer has not been authorized to give them.Money given to the church is God’s money.