GRACE POINT CHURCH MEMBER LEADERSHIP
Grace Point Church employs a system of mutual accountability in our leadership structure. Our pastor works in tandem with the Deacons and Trustees to ensure that all Grace Point ministries adhere to a strict standard of ethics and morals, based upon Scriptural teachings concerning the leadership offices, structure, governance, and purposes of the church.
Our Pastoral Team casts the vision and sets the direction toward our church’s stated mission, while the Deacons and Trustees preserve the integrity and efficiency of the path the church travels.
Our Deacons and Trustees are elected for three-year terms. They are nominated by the church body and are vetted by the Lead Pastor. Those who emerge from that process are voted upon by the church body at our annual Church Strategy Meeting.
What is a DEACON? A church deacon is one of two offices established in Scripture (the other being the pastor) and they are required to be “servants,” (Acts 6:2). The are appointed to assist the pastor in meeting the needs of the church body. They are not a “board,” nor are they the same as elders. They are not the “decision-makers” for the church, but they do serve as a sounding-board and in an advisory capacity for the Pastor and staff. Scripture tells us that they are to be doctrinally sound, live a clean and holy life, love the brethren, manage their family well, be temperate, not be divorced, and have a clear testimony of salvation (I Timothy 3:8-13).
What is a TRUSTEE? Our Trustees serve as a financial oversight body, working with and advising the Lead Pastor, Pastoral Team, and Deacons as they collaborate to manage our ministry budget and forecast future needs. They are men or women who have proven themselves trustworthy and knowledgeable not only in their professional life, but in church matters and in their homes, as well. They carefully examine and monitor all financial matters concerning the church.