2019 Oversight Team Nomination

2019 Oversight Team Nomination

Each year partners* of East Lake nominate and elect other partners to serve as elders on the
Oversight Team. The nomination period is open Sun., Apr. 28-Sun., May 12. Each partner may nominate up to two people. Candidates who are elected will begin serving Sept. 1, 2019. Please prayerfully consider the responsibilities and qualifications below when you make your nomination. Oversight Team positions are open to both men and women.

*A partner is a baptized believer who is fully invested in the mission of East Lake through serving, giving and participating in community. Our partners model and promote a radical life of grace and accountability. Prior to becoming a partner, each person meets with a member of the East Lake Pastoral staff to share their faith story and receive support in their spiritual growth. Partners retain their status as long as they actively participate in the life of our church.  

Responsibilities of the Oversight Team:
1) Oversee the vision of East Lake
2) Oversee the Lead Pastor
3) Shepherd East Lake
4) Ensure Biblical teaching and doctrinal purity
5) Ensure East Lake operates within its bylaws

Qualifications of an Oversight Team member (1 Timothy 3:1-8; Titus 1:7-9):
• Desires the office
• Above reproach
• Faithful to spouse (if applicable)
• Manages family well (if applicable)
• Exhibits self-control
• Wise and discerning
• Fair
• Hospitable
• Able to teach
• Not given to excesses (heavy drinking)
• Not violent, not quick-tempered
• Not arrogant
• Gentle and peace-loving
• Does not love money
• A mature and committed Christian