Suggestion to the Nominating Committee for Elders & Deacons

You are invited to suggest active members of SPC to be reviewed by the Nominating Committee for consideration for the office of Elder (Session) or Deacon (Diaconate). By Sunday, June 12, 2016, please email suggestions to the church office at, or return this form by placing it in the offering plate on Sunday, or mailing it to: SPC • P.O. Box 268 • Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

Consider the following criteria when suggesting names:
• Church involvement
• Participation in church activities
• Attendance at Sunday services
• Services rendered
• Christian living in daily life
• Within their family
• At work
• In the community

Personal characteristics and skills
• Cooperativeness
• Willingness to learn
• Ability to follow through on assignments
• Openness to new ideas
• Maturity of judgment

“Elders…exercise leadership, government and discipline and have responsibilities for the life of a particular church and for the church at large, including ecumenical relationships.”

“Deacons…minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith.” *


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