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VRBC Leadership

Leadership Teams at Valley Ranch Baptist Church are comprised of church members; for a current list contact the VRBC office.

What is the role of the Church Council?

Church Council

The role of the Church Council is to assess and shape strategic and long-term direction, evaluate Church doctrine, protect church unity and oversee administrative functions of the church.

Who is on Church Council?

Six at-large church members selected by the church; the Senior Pastor; and the Associate Pastor.

What are the selection criteria for Church Council members?

Church Council members chosen by the church Body should be Christian servants and role models with exhibited spiritual gifts that lend to, among others, leadership, wisdom, and administration. Guidelines for the qualifications for Church Council are based primarily on Acts 6: 1-6 and I Timothy 3. The scriptures are interpreted in light of the total message of the Bible. We do not believe that women or divorced persons should be excluded from service on Church Council.

What are the specific responsibilities of Church Council?

 The protection of the unity of the church
 The creation, modification, or deletion of ministry support teams
 The establishment and on-going evaluation of ministry goals and objectives
 The assessment of major administrative and tactical issues
 The on-going evaluation of church policies and practices
 The assessment of any changes to church staff
 The evaluation of the performance of the Senior Pastor and Associate Pastor
 The oversight of any independent financial auditor
 The approval of annual ministry investment plan before going to the church
 The review and approval of bylaw modifications before presentation to the church
 The assessment of church doctrine and recommendation of any changes
 The presentation of an annual report to the church
 The responsibilities related to pastoral vacancy, pastoral search
 To receive feedback from the members of the church

Deacons

What is the role of a Deacon?

Deacons are Christian servants who are asked by the Church to nurture and care for the Church Body.

What are the selection criteria for deacons?

Deacons chosen by members should be Christian servants and role models with exhibited spiritual gifts that lend to, among others, shepherding, care, and mercy. Guidelines for Deacons are based primarily on Acts 6: 1-6 and I Timothy 3: 8-13. The scriptures are interpreted in light of the total message of the Bible. We do not believe that women or divorced persons should be excluded from service as a Deacon.

What are the specific responsibilities of deacons?

Deacons shall serve in all humility to:

 pray, nurture, and care for every individual member and regular attendee of the Church
 maintain the unity and integrity of the Church through their representation of and work in the Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) and connected Small Groups of the Church
 provide discipleship training and development in support of such ABFs and connected Small Groups
 provide guidance and direction to the prayer ministry of the Church
 perform the ordinances in support of Church Staff
 assist in consultation with Church Staff, with conflict resolution where appropriate

Church Staff (Ministerial and Administrative)

The Church Staff serves in conjunction with the Church Council, Deacons, Committees, and church members to fulfill the church’s mission & ministries.

Committees & Ministry Support Teams

Committees

The purpose of committees is to facilitate certain actions and ministries of the Church. There shall be two types of committees:

Standing Committees – Standing committees have ongoing tasks and their members are elected to serve annually. The following committees shall serve the Church according to their stated purpose:

 Ministry Placement Team
 Personnel Committee
 Finance Committee

Special Committees – Special committees may be formed by the Church Council for a specific purpose and are disbanded when that purpose is accomplished Examples of such committees include the building steering committee, the strategic planning committee or the Bylaws revision committee.

Ministry Support Teams – Ministry Support Teams such as missions leadership, stewardship, weekday pre-school operations, family ministries, scholarship, and others may be utilized at the discretion of Church Council and Church Staff to help facilitate ongoing ministry.