Ministry Leadership Team

Service to the New Beginnings Community Through Leadership

MLT ('16-'17)

  • Bobo Newton
  • Frank Gregory
  • Ron Berglund
  • Mike Butler
  • Roger Williams
  • Jeff Frable

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Nomination

NOMINATION

To make your nominations, please download and print the form and return to the church office or drop in an offering bucket or giving box.

God has blessed this church with gifted and visionary leadership. This month New Beginnings Baptist Church continues the important, intensive, critical work of selecting Ministry Leadership Team Members (MLTM) who will serve as the spiritual leaders of New Beginnings Baptist Church. Scripture teaches us that our Ministry Leadership Team is the overseer of the church (Acts 20:28-31; 1 Peter 5:1-3; Hebrews 13:17). Being a MLT Member is a tremendous responsibility. The types of men needed are not ones who desire great honor, power, or popularity, but who, like Christ, are great "servant-leaders." Since New Beginnings Baptist Church was formed, we began specifically praying, asking God to raise up those types of leaders in this body.

The New Beginnings Baptist Church Bylaws state that those who are selected as Ministry Leadership Team Members can serve for a three-year term. They are required to take a "sabbatical" one-year off after serving two consecutive terms. Other bylaws specifics include:

  1. The number of MLT Members will be no less than five and no more than nine.
  2. No MLT Member may be employed by the church, with the exception of the Senior Pastor. 

Attached is a selection ballot. Please take the time to work through it. If you know of someone that you feel led to nominate because of their scriptural qualifications and leadership ability, please complete the ballot below and return it to the Welcome Center in the lobby, or turn it in to the church office. Nominate only people who, to the best of your knowledge, meet the scriptural qualifications as stated below and demonstrate a passionate heartbeat for this ministry.

All names submitted will be reviewed by the MLT. Interviews and informational meetings will be held with every qualified candidate. A final list of potential MLTM will be presented to the congregation. The congregation will have two weeks to present, in writing, to the leadership team any scriptural reasons they are aware of that a proposed leader should not serve. Please pray about this critical step in the life of New Beginnings Baptist Church.  Thanks so much for your participation.

Download the MLT Nomination Form (PDF).

Job Description

The office of Ministry Leadership Team (MLT) is a honorable place of servant leadership to Jesus Christ through His church, particularly, the New Beginnings Baptist Church. Any other understanding of this office does disservice to the New Testament record and causes confusion in the New Beginnings Baptist Church.  This is not an office or position given to someone to honor the individual. Serving as a Ministry Leadership Team Member (MLTM) is honorable. But it is honorable because the MLTM serves the Lord Jesus Christ and the New Beginnings Baptist Church.  To be eligible for this respected position, a MLTM must have been a member of this church for least two years, be a male over 25 years of age, and must seek to consistently meet the following qualifications:

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

  1. Provides wisdom and brings unity to any controversial matter.
  2. Facilitates every gifted member to discover, develop and deploy, their God given gifts to serve the Lord in ministry.
  3. Is successfully conducting himself in a manner - morally, socially, financially and spiritually - befitting of a spiritual leader in the church.
  4. Is devoted to knowing and practicing principles identified in scripture.
  5. Is actively involved in community - attending a “D-Group”, or weekly worship service, and/or other aspects of church life. 
  6. Is actively serving in a ministry in the New Beginnings Baptist Church.
  7. Is supportive of the overall ministry of the church. 
  8. Participates in all scheduled MLT activities, unless providentially hindered.
  9. Carry out responsibilities as assigned by the church bylaws and the pastor. 
  10. Understands and models missional living.
  11. Practices personal evangelism as opportunities arise. 
  12. Attends beneficial training sessions as available, unless providentially hindered.
  13. Protects the reputations of the Pastor, staff, and Church
  14. Pray faithfully for Pastor, staff, and Church.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

Acts 11:30:  “This they did, sending it to the Elders (Presbuteros) by means of Barnabas and Saul.”

Acts 14:23:  “When they had appointed Elders (Presbuteros) in every church and prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed.”

Acts 15:2, 4, 6, 22-23:  2 “But after Paul and Barnabas had engaged them in serious argument and debate, they arranged for Paul and Barnabas and some others of them to go up to the apostles and Elders in Jerusalem concerning this controversy. 4 When they arrived at Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church, the apostles, and the Elders, and they reported all that God had done with them. 6 Then the apostles and the Elders assembled to consider this matter. 22 [The Council's Letter to Gentile Believers] Then the apostles and the Elders, with the whole church, decided to select men from among them and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas: Judas, called Barsabbas, and Silas, both leading men among the brothers 23 With them they sent the following letter: The apostles and Elders, your brothers, To the Gentile believers in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia: Greetings.”

Acts 16:4:  “As they traveled through the towns, they delivered to them the decisions reached by the apostles and Elders (Presbuteros) at Jerusalem.”

Acts 20:17:  “Now from Miletus, he sent to Ephesus and called for the Elders (Presbuteros) of the church.”

Acts 21:18:  “The following day Paul went in with us to James, and all the Elders (Presbuteros) were present.”

1 Timothy 4:14:  “Do not neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy, with the laying on of hands by the council of Elders (Presbuteros).”

1 Timothy 5:17, 19:  17 “The Elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching 19 Don't accept an accusation against an Elder unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.”

1 Timothy 3:2:  “An overseer (Episkopos), therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher.”

Titus 1:5-7:  5  “[Titus' task at Crete] The reason I left you in Crete was to set right what was left undone and, as I directed you, to appoint Elders (Presbuteros) in every town: 6 someone who is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of wildness or rebellion. 7 For an overseer (Episkopos), as God's manager, must be blameless, not arrogant, not quick tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money.”

James 5:14:  “Is anyone among you sick?  He should call for the Elders (Presbuteros) of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord.”

1 Peter 5:1:  “[To Elders and young men] Therefore, as a fellow Elder (Presbuteros) and witness to the sufferings of the Messiah, and also a participant in the glory about to be revealed, I exhort the Elders among you.”

Acts 20:28:  “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among whom the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers (Episkopos), to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.”

Philippians 1:1:  “Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers (Episkopos) and Deacons.”

1 Timothy 3:1:  “[Overseers (Episkopos) and Deacons] Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus: To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, including the overseers and Deacons.”

1 Peter 5:2:  “Shepherd God's flock among you, not overseeing (Episkopos) out of compulsion but freely, according to God's [will]; not for the money but eagerly.”

  • A Ministry Leadership Team Member (MLTM) is to be chosen carefully for a committed task. (Acts 14:23)
  • A MLTM is to provide wisdom and bring unity to any controversial matter. (Acts 15:2, 4, 6, 22-23)
  • A MLTM is to facilitate every gifted member to discover, develop, and deploy their God given gifts to serve the Lord in ministry. (1 Timothy 4:14)
  • A MLTM is to be a good leader.  (1 Timothy 5:17)
  • A MLTM is to work hard at preaching and teaching. (1 Timothy 3:2, 1 Timothy 5:17)
  • A MLTM is to be above reproach and blameless. (1 Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:6-7)
  • A MLTM is to be a good and faithful steward or manager. (Titus 1:7)
  • A MLTM is not to be arrogant or quick tempered. (Titus 1:7)
  • A MLTM is not to be addicted to wine. (Titus 1:7)
  • A MLTM is not to be a bully. (Titus 1:7)
  • A MLTM is not to be greedy for money. (Titus 1:7)
  • A MLTM is to be self controlled and sensible. (1 Timothy 3:2)
  • A MLTM is to be respectable and hospitable. (1 Timothy 3:2)
  • A MLTM is to be the husband of one wife. (1 Timothy 3:2, Titus 1:6)   This man should not take divorce lightly. If he has been divorced there will need to be a discussion for evaluation. MLTM is to be devoted and faithful to his wife.
  • A MLTM is to manage his children and his own household competently. (Titus 1:5-6)
  • A MLTM is to be a man of faith and prayer. (James 5:14)

Selection Process

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Nominations are received from church members using forms printed and available at the Welcome Center. Nomination Forms are also available above.
  2. All nominations are collected and sent by a specified date to the Ministry Leadership Team (MLT) for review. Approved names are returned to an ad hoc Ministry Leadership Team Nomination Group (MLTNG) which is selected by the Ministry Leadership Team.
  3. The MLTNG contacts each nominee either by phone or in person to determine if he has the interest or desire to continue the selection process.
  4. Each nominee who desires to continue the process is mailed the following materials for review and completion:
    • Cover Letter
    • Ministry Leadership Team Nomination Form
    • Ministry Leadership Team Questionnaire
    • Ministry Leadership Team Qualifications
    • Ministry Leadership Team Job Description
    • Ministry Leadership Team Doctrinal Statement
  5. Meetings are scheduled by the MLT with all nominees for the purpose of overview. An overview of MLT qualifications and the MLT job description is handled in a larger group. Private interviews are also scheduled. Next, individual, private interviews take place to review the candidate questionnaire, doctrinal statement, and other areas.
  6. The MLT meets and reviews all candidates for final approval.
  7. Each candidate is notified of the evaluation by the MLT.
  8. Selected MLT Members are presented at an annual meeting to the New Beginnings Baptist Church for approval.
  9. MLT Members will serve “active status” for three years and then rotate to inactive for a one-year sabbatical.

 Download the MLT SELECTION PROCESS.pdf

Doctrinal Statement

Download the MLT DOCTRINAL STATEMENT.pdf