FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
From By-Law No. 2, Emmanuel Community Church, April 16, 2019:
PART III - DIRECTORS
23. Board of Directors
(1) The property and business of the Corporation shall be managed by a Board of
(2) The Board is chosen to serve the Congregation. Board members have a duty to assist
the Pastor in matters pertaining to the spiritual life of the Congregation. They shall
assist in the ministry of its ordinances and shall act in the examination of applications
for membership and in the administration of the discipline of the Congregation.
(3) The Board shall consist of a minimum of five Directors. The number of Directors will be
established initially at the minimum and may be varied from time to time by a majority of
the Directors at a meeting of the Board and sanctioned by an affirmative vote of at least
seventy-five per cent of the ballots cast at a meeting of Members duly called to vary the
number of Directors to be elected to the Board.
(1) Directors shall be individuals, at least 21 years of age, with power under law to contract.
In addition, Directors shall be Members in good standing of the Congregation, with the
necessary scriptural qualifications of deacons (e.g. Acts 6:3; I Timothy 3:8-12), who
have been regularly in attendance, actively involved in the life of the Church and
Members in good standing for at least one year immediately preceding the election for
which they are being nominated. They shall be faithful persons of good report and
sound judgment, examples to the Congregation in matters of stewardship (time, talents
and finances), church attendance and spiritual maturity. They shall regularly support
ECC with tithes and offerings and shall seek constantly, as sanctified vessels, to be
"filled with the Spirit". (Ephesians 5:18, Acts 2:4)
(2) A person may not serve on the Board if they or a member of their family are an ECC
staff member with the exception of those occupying student or temporary positions
openly advertised to the Congregation. As well, not more than one member of a family
may serve on the Board concurrently. In this paragraph, ‘family’ means spouse, father,
mother, legal guardian, grandparents, son, daughter, brother, sister, father-in-law,
mother-in-law and step-relations.