2022 Process for Nominations
Thank you for choosing to be part of the nominations process to fill vacancies on Convention Committees, the Executive Board, and Ministry Partner Boards of Trustees. Our process now uses electronic forms (DocuSign©) posted here on the website. Simply complete the form and submit it. One form submits candidates to fill positions on Convention Committees. The other form is used to nominate Convention Executive Board members and Ministry Partner Boards of Trustees. All nominations require consent to serve a response from your nominee. You will receive further instructions on this step when you submit your nomination.
Please note the deadline is May 31, 2022, to allow enough time for the vetting process. Feel free to email Janet Clonts with any questions. Thank you for your participation in this important process!
Ministry Partner Trustees
Ministry Partner Trustees serve five-year terms. One-fifth (1/5) of the trustees retire from each board each year. As of 2021, Ministry Partner Boards must maintain an 80/20 ratio from either group of ordained clergy or the laity. New trustees must attend an orientation meeting at the Convention Building each year. This meeting typically is held in February or March.
The Executive Board members serve four-year terms. The full Board meets three times a year: April, October, and December. Board members are encouraged to attend the Convention Annual Meeting in November. Membership of the board is divided into two groups—ordained members and laity. The Board must maintain an 80/20 ratio between the two groups. The Executive Board constitutes the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and all details are published online in the Convention Bylaws.
Convention Standing Committees
Our bylaws establish the Standing Committees of the Convention. Below is a list of these committees and the terms of service for each.
- Bylaws Committee—9 members, 3-year term
- Christian Life and Public Affairs Committee—9 members, 3-year term
- Enrollment and Credentials Committee—7 members, 1-year term
- History Committee—6 members, 3-year term
- Nominations Committee—24 members, 3-year term (based on 12 regions)
- Resolutions Committee—6 members, 3-year term