Redemption Rock Leadership Team Nomination InformationThe Leadership Team at Redemption Rock is an integral part of the vision and mission of Redemption Rock. The By-Laws of our church dictate the process for adding new officers or replacing existing officers on the Leadership Team. The By-Laws also set term limits for the officers on the Leadership Team. Soon, the present officers on the Leadership Team will come to the end of their term limits. Since this is the case, the present officers on the Leadership Team can request to be re-nominated or they can choose to end their time on the team. This document explains how the people of Redemption Rock can nominate others to the officer positions on the Leadership Team. This document also explains the job descriptions for each officer’s position.
Anyone who attends Redemption Rock can nominate someone else who attends Redemption Rock for consideration for one of the officer positions on the Leadership Team. Yes, you can nominate yourself for an officer position. The members of the Nomination Committee are Lanoka Livingston, John Bryant, Tina Pratt, Barbara DeTraglia and Pastor Mike.
To nominate someone, simply tell one of the Nomination Committee Members the name or the person you'd like to nominate and the position for which you'd like to nominate him or her.
Here are the duties of the Leadership Team.
Leadership Team: All of the Leadership Team officer positions are unpaid volunteer positions with the exception of the pastor. The members of the Leadership Team shall meet monthly as they fulfill their responsibilities. According to Redemption Rock’s By-Laws, the Leadership Team, which includes the pastor, shall be responsible to carry on all matters of church government. The officers of the leadership team shall serve as spiritual advisors to the pastor offering him wisdom and counsel in spiritual as well as practical matters of the church. They shall be further responsible for the following:
- Licensing and ordaining pastors at Redemption Rock Church
- Reviewing new membership applications
- Reviewing the membership roster annually
- Assisting the pastor in the matter of conflict within the church and church membership
- Assisting the pastor in the praying and visitation of the sick
- Assisting the pastor in water baptisms, communion and altar ministry
- Following up with the pastor’s accountability group at least semi-annually to confirm the accountability relationship is intact and healthy
- President: According to Redemption Rock’s by-laws, the president is a voting member of the team and shall be marked by spiritual maturity, proven leadership ability, faithfulness in all things and a life that is exemplary of the church’s standard for membership. Additionally and according to the State of Massachusetts, the president shall preside at meetings of the board. The president manages day-to-day operations of the church and is authorized to sign documents, such as checks or contracts, that arise in the usual course of the church’s business.
- Secretary: According to Redemption Rock’s by-laws, the secretary is a voting member of the team and shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board, the Annual Business Meeting and any other special business meetings of the church. Additionally and according to the State of Massachusetts, the secretary shall maintain the records of the church, especially the minutes of the board’s meetings. In Massachusetts, because he or she is the officer who may receive service of process (that is, notice of a lawsuit), the secretary shall be a resident of Massachusetts. As the custodian of the board’s records, the secretary shall issue certificates of board action; for example, in connection with a grant, the board may take an action authorizing the president to sign the grant agreement, and the secretary would issue a secretary’s certificate to that effect.
- Treasurer: According to Redemption Rock’s by-laws, the treasurer is a voting member of the team. He or she may designate a person or persons to manage the finances (book keeping) of the church. The Treasurer is ultimately responsible for managing the finances (book keeping) of the church. The Treasurer will deposit all funds in the church bank account by the next banking day. Disbursements of funds are to be made by check or electronic withdrawal which has been authorized by the pastor and the leadership team. All duties, including all book keeping duties, of the treasurer shall be executed under the guidance of the pastor and be subject to the authority of the Leadership Team.
- Member-At-Large: The member-at-large shall be an active voting member of the Leadership Team and shall serve as spiritual advisor to the pastor offering him wisdom and counsel in spiritual as well as practical matters of the church.