ELDERS

Elder Nominations

Please nominate one or more candidates for elder. Nominations are open through May 22nd for candidates to serve on Session, our church-wide governing board. The term is for four years, beginning in September, 2017. One position is open. See the “Elder Responsibilities and Qualifications” for a complete description of role and the qualities we seek in an elder. Please speak with any candidate you wish to nominate in advance to confirm their interest and to confirm they have read this document.

An online nomination form is here.

MEET OUR ELDERS

The elders can be contacted at elders@menlo.church

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with 
all your soul and with all your strength.” – Mark 12:30.

MENLO CHURCH & GOVERNANCE

We believe the Church is the community through which God wants to bring love, healing, growth, and eternal life to the human race, and to which he invites everyone to follow Jesus. Menlo Church is one church in many locations, pursuing our mission to bless the Bay Area for Jesus through a transforming relationship with Christ and authentic community with each other. We are part of the denomination ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians (ECO) and, in keeping with our Presbyterian heritage, our congregation elects elders to govern the church. Comprised of nine elected elders and the senior pastor, the Session (the name of our governing board) has responsibility and authority for governing the congregation and guiding its mission for Christ in the world. The Session works closely with staff leadership and represents the congregation as a body across all campuses, to provide oversight and governance of the church’s ministry, spiritual health, long-term strategy, finances, and administration.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SESSION

Menlo Church is committed to pursuing its mission as a church with God-honoring love, zeal, and excellence in all that we are and do.

The Session’s key responsibilities are to provide leadership, governance and guidance by:

1. Providing spiritual oversight
2. Shepherding the flock
3. Discerning, planning and strategizing
4. Overseeing church management