Church Life Board
Jo Ann Keesor
Church Stewardship Board
Strategic Advisory Team
Jo Ann Keesor
Board Nomination Information
Before submitting a nomination please download and listen to the sermon entitled “Profile of a Godly Leader” or read the transcript. Selection methods to fill Board positions are notorious for becoming popularity contests with quick votes that produce subsequent winners and losers, often yielding reluctant nominees who feel obligated to “serve their time.” Instead, prayerful, careful processes that allow for ample consideration to be given to character, competence, calling and chemistry should be followed. Please review the below information and links to understand our nominating processes.
The initial selection of board members follows a 10 step process. To review this process download the Selection of Board Members document below. Each year the leaders currently serving on the CLB and CSB conduct an annual review, part of which includes the process of determining the number of positions to be filled, either because of resignations, removals or the sense that there is a need for a larger group. This process begins each year with the leaders currently serving determining the number, if any, of positions to be filled that year.
The first task of choosing godly leaders is not to look at their skill level but at their character. Because leadership is influence, how leaders live is just as important as where and how leaders lead. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ”. Church leaders are to be Christ like leaders. In addition to the model of C.H.R.I.S.T. leaders at Church of the Open Door are to reflect the specific criteria Paul wrote for church leaders in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
If you prefer to submit your nomination in person or by mail, please download the Leadership Nomination Form. You may turn in your completed nomination form to the information desk or mail to Church of the Open Door, 43275 Telegraph Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035.