Qualifications of Board Member
A person's life and character should must pass certain criteria before qualifying one to serve. The Scriptures dictate the qualifications.
1. The director must be chosen from "among you" (Acts 6:3), a lay member of the local congregation for at least 2 years.
2. The director must be of good reputation, "of honest report" (Acts 6:3, KJV). The confidence and trust of the congregation and community are essential.
3. The director must be "born again with a spiritual mature lifestyle" (Acts 6:3), according to and continuing to be (Ephesians 5:18).
4. The director must "possess sound business acumen or professional experience" (Acts 6:3).
5. The director must "not pursue dishonest gain" but be faithful with tithe and generous with offerings (1 Timothy 3:8).
6. The director must be a mature believer, "and let these also first be proved" (1 Timothy 3:10, KJV).
It is the Board of Directors responsibility to serve as custodians of the church assets and property and to ensure the vision and ministries of the church gets funded in order to carry out the church's mission.