2020 Nominating Committee
Position Information for Candidates
Ruling elders serve a 3-year term serving on Session, the governing body of CPC. Persons selected as elder candidates are placed before the congregation to be voted into office. Of paramount importance is commitment to Christ and a commitment to seek His will for CPC. Serving as an elder requires a deep love for Christ and fellow believers, spiritual maturity, a commitment to prayer, common sense, and a growing knowledge of the Scriptures.
The Session meets on the first Tuesday evening of each month to guide and support the life of CPC in spiritual, fiduciary, and strategic matters. Each meeting lasts at least 3 hours, and requires some preparation, reviewing written proposals and other communication to be discussed and acted on at the meeting. Elders also provide oversight, encouragement, and counsel to one or more of the following ministry areas (as gifts and experience apply): Life Groups, Women's Ministries, Membership, Generosity, Outreach, Men's Ministries, Communications, Missions, Counseling Center, Deacons, Prayer, CPC Care, Facilities, Finance & Human Resources, Student Ministries, Children's Ministries, SRVCA, and Worship & Arts. Elders work with New Members classes quarterly, and serve as delegates to meetings of the Presbytery and General Assembly of our denomination, the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) at least once a year. One should expect to dedicate at least 10 hours monthly to their elder service.
There are 27 Deacon positions at CPC. The Deacons are chosen by the people and serve for a three-year term. The Board of Deacons is made up of three classes and nine Deacons are replaced each year. The Board of Deacons meets monthly. The work of the Deacons is organized by the number of on-going committees and organizations that include:
- Congregation Support
- Deacons Fund
- Prime Time
- Senior Home Worship
- Student Deacons
Contact Paul Bianchi, Nominating Chairperson for any questions.