The Network is governed by a seven member Board of Directors. (plus two non-voting members.) The Board is responsible for setting the direction and vision of the Network, which is then carried out by a small, part-time staff and a huge, dedicated and dynamic group of almost 150 volunteer leaders.
The mission of the Network? To strengthen and empower children, youth and family ministry leaders in service to Christ.
This year, there are 3 seats on the board that are open for nomination.
Nominations are made either by the individual themselves (self-nominated) or by someone else (3rd party nomination). Both forms of nomination are equally valued.
The Nominating committee, made up of two board members, two regional facilitators and one at large member, receives input from the board on what its needs are to continue its work, and then it focuses on culling through the nominations and to find the best fit of gifts and need. The Nominating committee presents its slate of names to the board at its fall meeting, and the board either accepts or rejects the slate.
This year, the board has identified three areas of need as it looks at its current board make up:
- Diversity of the board in terms of ethnicity
- Diversity of the board in terms of geography
- A need for someone with expertise in the area of children’s ministry
Of course, all nominations will be gladly received and considered. The broader the pool the committee has, the better a decision will be made.
The Network’s hope is that perhaps you, or someone you know might be a good fit for the board. It is a great group of leaders that makes a difference in the life of the church. If you’re interested in serving, or know someone you believe would be a good fit, please visit the nominations page on the web site for more information.
If you have any questions, please send me an email.