What is Leadership Board?
The Leadership Board at MBIC serves to support and counsel the Lead Pastor and to encourage, trust, protect, and pray for all ministry staff. To that end, Board members are encouraged to take time to study, research, and prayerfully listen to where God is leading MBIC as a body of believers and to take initiative with the Lead Pastor in determining and casting vision for our church. Additionally, Leadership Board speaks into policies that impact congregational life, oversees the church’s finances with our Treasurer, and approves budgets for recommendation to the congregation via our annual congregational council.
Leadership Board Nominations
Nominees are being sought to serve a three-year term on the MBIC Leadership Board beginning in February 1st, next year. A nominee must be an active member of Manheim Church and at least 21 years old. We welcome names of men and women leaders representing various age demographics of our congregation. The nominee must have a passion for God and support the vision and purpose of Manheim BIC Church. The nominee must show consistent spiritual maturity and character present in eldership (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:6-9). If you would like to nominate someone for this position, please complete this form by September 6, 2020 or email our Leadership Board Chair with your nominations, firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, nominations can be dropped off at the main office.
We thank John Wagner as he completes his 2nd term on board. Jamie Gish & Brad Zimmerman have each agreed to join us for a second 3-year term.
Current Board Members:
Scott Huber, Chairperson (2022)
Matt Burkholder, Assistant Chairperson (2022)
Brad Zimmerman, Secretary (2020)
Paul Steinweg, Treasurer (annual affirmation)
Pastor Bryce Taylor, Lead Pastor
Pastor Dustin Sauder, Non-voting Member
Phil Martin, Deacon Board Rep (2021)
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. Acts 20:28
Affirmation Process for Board:
Our “Affirmation” process selects candidates for approval at our annual Congregational Council Meeting.
- In August, the congregation may nominate candidates to serve on Board.
- Next, eligible candidates will receive a questionnaire in early fall.
- Top candidates are selected by Board for an interview
- Board votes to select the appropriate number of candidates to fill open seats in the upcoming year.
The congregation is invited to affirm or not affirm each candidate through our voting process at Congregational Council on the last Sunday of January.