ALEXANDRIA – Louisiana Baptists are invited to submit names of nominees for service on state convention boards and committees and to submit resolutions for possible consideration for the 2015 Louisiana Baptist Convention.
The Louisiana Baptist Committee on Committees is beginning its work to nominate persons to serve on various state convention committees. Currently, 17 nominees are needed for service on committees on credentials, moral and social concerns, nominations, order of business and resolutions. Committee on committees chair is Jay Johnston, First Covington.
In addition, the Louisiana Baptist Committee on Nominations is beginning its work to fill vacancies on state boards. At this point, 19 nominees are needed to serve on the Convention’s Executive Board and as trustees of Louisiana College, the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries, the Baptist Message, and the Baptist Foundation. The committee on nominations chair is Philip Robertson, pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville.
As in previous years, persons should submit names of nominees and the committee or board for which they are being nominated. Submissions should include information on the nominee’s church membership and current employment.
Nominations to both committees should be submitted no later than Aug. 17.
Nominees for committees should be sent to Jay Johnston, 16333 Highway 1085, Covington, LA 70433 or email@example.com.
Nominees for boards should be sent to Philip Robertson, 317 Philadelphia Road, Pineville, LA 71360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, persons interested in submitting resolutions for this fall’s state convention are asked to submit their statements by Aug. 22. The first meeting of the resolutions committee is Sept. 22.
Resolutions must be submitted to the committee for review and consideration no sooner than ninety (90) days, but no later than fifteen (15) days, prior to the LBC annual meeting.
Early submissions allow the LBC Resolutions Committee to begin its work to determine which resolutions to present to the Convention. Resolutions should be typewritten, titled, dated and accompanied by a letter from a church qualified to send a messenger to the annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention. Churches must certify the person submitting the resolution is a member in good standing and should complete contact information for that person and his or her church. No person may submit more than three resolutions per year.
The resolutions committee chair is Tim Norris, First, Livingston.
Persons should mail proposed resolutions to the resolutions committee through the LBC Office of Public Affairs. They may be mailed to P. O. Box 311, Alexandria, LA 71309, faxed to 318.449.4287, or e-mailed to OPA@Louisiana.Baptists.org.
If you need assistance with the wording of a resolution, you may also contact by phone or email LBC Public Affairs Officer Will Hall at 318.448.3402 or OPA@LouisianaBaptists.org.