Skills, Abilities, and Gifts
The following skills, abilities, and/or gifts are required for a person to effectively serve as Vice President on the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod Council:
- Leadership, including the ability to cast a vision and hold accountable those working to make the vision a reality
- Openness to the guidance of the Holy Spirit
- Comfort serving as chair, on a governance based Council
- Willingness to work with the other council members to achieve the synod’s vision for its ministry
- Prior active service in your congregation, and/or at the synod level
- Ability and willingness to attend and participate in the meetings of the Synod Council (four meetings per year) and the Synod Assembly
- Ability to use critical evaluation skills to evaluate the outcomes of the synod’s ministry
- Ability and willingness to pray regularly for the ministry and congregations of the synod
- Voting member of a congregation of the synod
S8.20. Vice President
†S8.21. The vice president shall be elected by the Synod Assembly. The vice president shall be a layperson. The vice president shall be a voting member of a congregation of this synod. The vice president shall not receive a salary for the performance of the duties of the office.
S8.21.01. The vice president shall be a voting member of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly.
S8.22. The vice president shall chair the Synod Council.
S8.23. In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the bishop, the vice president, after consultation with the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, shall convene the Synod Council to arrange for the conduct of the duties of the bishop until a new bishop shall be elected or, in the case of temporary disability, until the bishop resumes full performance of the duties of the office.
Deadline for submission is April 15
Nominations have closed