Leadership

Church Leadership Roles

The biblical qualifications for church leaders are all characteristics of godliness and giftedness that are proven over time; an individual's character becomes plainly evident through long-term patterns of behavior. Terms for all of the positions listed below would begin once approved by the congregation.

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Roles and Descriptions

Please be advised that not all of those recommended will be asked to serve. In order to provide continuity among committees, the length of some terms may be staggered.

CHURCH CHAIRMAN

One opening. Provides oversight of the entire congregation.

Chairman Description

ELDER

Three openings. Provides oversight of the entire congregation.

Elder Description

DEACON

Four openings. Provides oversight of the Care ministries of the church.

Deacon Description

FINANCE MINISTRY

No openings. Oversees the financial and accounting controls of the church, in partnership with the staff member responsible for the financial and accounting functions of the church.

Finance Description

WORLD OUTREACH

Three openings. Helps lead the church in fulfilling the World Outreach goals: That everyone at Valley embraces the Great Commission by praying faithfully, giving generously, and going courageously.

Outreach Description

MEMBERSHIP AND BAPTISM

One opening. Helps lead Valley in committing to church membership and responding to the biblical commandment to be baptized.

Membership & Baptism Description

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Three openings. Sources qualified members to serve on Valley's constitutional boards and committees.

Nominating Description

STANDING SEARCH COMMITTEE

One opening. Conducts searches to fill the positions of Senior Pastor and Executive Pastor; reviews and recommends candidates for other pastor posiotions and ministry staff.

Standing Search Description

2019-20 NOMINATING COMMITTEE

Rick Stockwell (chair), Bill Baldwin, Brad Barcusky, Anne Silk, Innocent Obi, Sue Podesla, and Kim Steele.

If you have questions about the leadership selection process, email

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)