Hope’s Board
Below is listed the qualifications required for Hope’s Board:

Biblical Qualifications:

  1. Board members shall meet the primary biblical qualifications of church leaders as outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1:
    1. Spiritual Life
      1. 1 Timothy 3:6 Not a recent convert
      2. 1 Timothy 3:2 Able to teach
      3. Titus 1:8 Holy
      4. Titus 1:8 Hold firmly to message, encourage others
    2. Personal Life
      1. 1 Timothy 3:2/ Titus 1:6 Temperate
      2. 1 Timothy 3:2/ Titus 1:7 Self-controlled
      3. Titus 1:8 Upright
      4. Titus 1:8 Disciplined
    3. Family Life
      1. 1 Timothy 3:2/ Titus 1:6 If married, the husband/wife of one spouse
      2. 1 Timothy 3:4 Manages his own family well; his/her own children obey him/ her with proper respect
      3. Titus 1:6 Children believe; are not open to charge of being wild and disobedient
    4. Relational Life
      1. 1 Timothy 3:2/ Titus 1:8 Hospitable
      2. Titus 1:7 Not overbearing
      3. 1 Timothy 3:3/ Titus 1:7 Not violent, but gentle
      4. 1 Timothy 3:3 Not quarrelsome
      5. 1 Peter 5:3 Not lording it over those entrusted to you; being examples to the flock
      6. 1 Timothy 3:2 Above reproach
      7. 1 Timothy 3:2 Respectable
      8. 1 Timothy 3:7 Good reputation with outsiders
      9. Titus 1:6,7 Blameless
    5. Possessions & Pleasure
      1. 1 Timothy 3:3/ 1 Peter 5:2 Not a lover of money
      2. Titus 1:7 Not pursuing dishonest gain
      3. 1 Timothy 3:3/ Titus 1:7 Not given to drunkenness
      4. Titus 1:8 Loves what is good
  2. Board members shall also show evidence of other practical criteria that qualify them for service.
    1. Manifest the fruit of the Spirit.
    2. Be oriented toward evangelism and discipleship.
    3. Model spiritual maturity.
    4. Exercise sound judgment and discernment.
    5. Have demonstrated leadership ability.
    6. Be a team player and have potential to develop a good working relationship with the existing Board members, Senior Pastor, and staff.
    7. Possess the time and inclination to meet with Board as needed (1 Peter 5:2).
    8. Have an awareness of God’s call (1 Timothy 3:1).
    9. Be committed to Hope Church’s mission, values, and belief statements.
    10. Attend Hope Church services and functions with consistency and regularity.
    11. Give generously to Hope Church.
    12. Have a track record of using his or her spiritual gifts in service through Hope Church.
    13. Be supportive of the Senior Pastor.
    14. Pray regularly for Hope Church.
    15. Willing and able to exert positive influence.