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:
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.
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:
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.”
Download the MLT SELECTION PROCESS.pdf
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