Changes to Church Board

                     The  Church  Board

              The 59th GC Session approved the addition of the following texts to 
       Chapter 10:   Services and Other Meetings,  section titled  Board and Its Meetings

     This section is found on page 124 in 18th edition; in the 17th Edition on page 90 - 92.

Definition and Function - Every Church must have a functioning board whose members have been elected during a church business meeting. Its chief concern is the spiritual nurture of the church and the work of planning and fostering evangelism in all of its phases.

               The 59th GC Session approved the addition of the text above

          Changes  to  Church  Board  Membership 

     Membership -- In addition to conference-appointed pastors, the church should elect a representative board which includes the following officers: 
    Head Deacon,
    Head Deaconess,
    Interest Coordinator,
    Adventists Men's Coordinator,
    Adventist Your Society leader,
    Adventurer Club Director,
 * Ambassador Club Director,
    Bible School Coordinator,
    Children's Ministries leader,
 *  Church Music Coordinator,
    Communications Committee Chairperson (or Communications Secretary),
    Community Services and/or Dorcas Society Leader,
    Education Secretary,
    Family Ministries Leader,
    Health Ministries Leader,
    Home and School Association leader,
    Personal Ministries leader,
    Pathfinder Club leader,
    Publishing Ministries Coordinator,
    Religious Liberty Leader,
    Sabbath School Superintendent,
    Stewardship Ministries leader,
    Women's Ministries Leader.

     In some cases, depending on the size of the membership, the board may not include all of this list, or may add additional members. The Pastor appointed by the conference to serve the church always is a member of the board.                
                                                           Appears on page 125 of 18th Edition

       Ambassador Club Director  and  Church Music Coordinator   are the new positions on this list

The following text has been added to section about the Officers found on page 126

  The clerk serves as Secretary of the board and is responsible for recording, presenting, and preserving the minutes of the meetings.  

              additional information about the duties of Church Clerk can be found on page 79 and 80.

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