Committee extends deadline for recommendations

by BSCNC Communications
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 | 4 yrs old

North Carolina Baptists still have time to submit recommendations for individuals to serve on the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSCNC) Board of Directors, committees and boards on institutions and agencies.

The Convention’s Committee on Nominations has extended its deadline for submitting these recommendations to Thursday, April 14, 2016. More information about the nomination process is available online, where you may make a recommendation or download copies of the recommendation form.

The Committee on Nominations looks for diversity among the recommendations to represent all North Carolina Baptists. The committee hopes to elect members who attend churches of varying sizes and who have a wide range of professional and educational backgrounds. It also hopes to represent all of North Carolina’s ethnicities, geographical areas and age groups, as well as to include lay members in addition to ministers.

Input from North Carolina Baptists regarding nominations of individuals to serve is essential for the ongoing missions, ministries and disciple-making endeavors of the BSCNC.

BSCNC bylaws require the Committee on Nominations to recommend nominees to the convention from churches of various sizes. The convention’s bylaws state that it is desirable for the Committee on Nominations to nominate at least 25 percent of the board and committee members from churches with a membership of fewer than 400. The bylaws also limit churches to no more than six individuals from a single church serving on all convention boards and committees, and they limit BSCNC Board of Director membership to one member from any church.

An individual may only serve on a single committee or a single board at one time so that a larger number of North Carolina Baptists can engage in the work of the Convention. For this reason, it is important for North Carolina Baptists to make more recommendations for the Board of Directors and Convention committees.

For questions related to the recommendation process, contact Cynthia King at (800) 395-5102, ext. 5501 or cking@ncbaptist.org.