Who Are We?
We are teachers and students, leaders and learners, artists and musicians, mountain climbers and trailblazers, prayer warriors and shuttle drivers. We are a diverse group of individuals and families called together to worship and fellowship in community, whose primary aims are to give expression to the hope found in Christ and to share that hope with the world.
At the helm of Bethany Community Church is an 8- to 11-member Governing Council who are nominated and elected each year by the church's members. These dedicated, experienced leaders direct the mission of Bethany and seek to discern God’s vision for our community.
Role of the Council
The Church Council shall be responsible for the overall administration and management of the church, and shall provide for the spiritual guidance, instruction, and protection of the congregation. (Bethany Community Church By-Laws, ArticleIV, Section 8.d)
Spiritual Qualifications per Bethany by-laws (1 Tim 3:8-10,12); Member of BCC; Volunteer engagement, preferably in a leadership role; Governance (vs management) perspective; strategic orientation; Prior governing board experience preferred; Other unique skills/experiences which may be desirable based on BCC vision, board goals, etc.
Basic Job Requirements
90% attendance at monthly council meetings; Meeting prep: read distributed material in advance; Respond to email and online discussion in a timely manner; Actively participate/contribute to council deliberations; Serve on a minimum of one council committee; Publicly represent council and its decisions; Capacity to participate in special meetings as needed; Estimated 10–12 hrs/month.
2016–17 Council Nominations are due Sunday July 17, 2016
Hundreds upon hundreds of invaluable volunteers work behind-the-scenes at Bethany. We could not function as a church body without them. Find out more about serving at Bethany.
Bethany Community Church is supported by hundreds of members—individuals who have attended Bethany for a while, who call Bethany their home church, and who have committed publicly to Bethany's membership covenant. They support the church body in countless ways through service, leadership, and prayer. We emphasize membership because real community is the fruit of commitment, service, and accountability. Find out more about becoming a member.