Biblical references in Ephesians 4:1-6, 11-13. Paul writes a preface to ministry and service. Many recognize these verses as a focus on Spiritual Gifts given to all who trust in Christ and follow Him as Lord of their life. Verse 12 brings a true focus to those in a “service role” and Corporate Officers of the church, “to equip the saints for work of service and to build up the body of Christ until we all attain to the unity of the faith”.
Bylaws Description for Church Clerk
The Church Clerk is responsible for recording, processing and maintaining accurate records of all church business meeting transactions. The Church clerk (along with possible church office personnel) is responsible for all accurate church membership changes and communication of membership transitions. The Church Clerk may also be asked to keep the minutes in the Church Administrative Business Council meetings.
Policy and Procedures Description for Church Clerk
Service Title: Church Clerk
Service Purpose: To maintain accurate and timely documentation of all church proceedings, membership and business transactions.
Serving Relationship: The Church Clerk is an elected Corporate Officer of the church, usually elected for a one year term, often renewable/reoccurring. The Church Clerk works closely with the Church Moderator for church business and parliamentary procedures, Church Ministry Assistant/Secretary for membership records and the Pastor for ministry needs of the congregation. The Church Clerk may serve as the recording secretary for the Administrative Business Council.
What Church Clerks should NOT do:
Disclaimer: All service descriptions are intended as a guide and may or may not fit the vision, purpose and practice of every church.
Resources: Personnel Administration Guide, Tim Holcombe, 1988, Convention Press, Nashville Church Administration, Robert Welch, 2005, Broadman & Holman Publishers, Nashville