By Staff, Baptist Message
ALEXANDRIA, La. (LBM) — Louisiana Baptists are invited to recommend candidates to serve on state convention boards and committees, and, are asked to submit resolutions for possible consideration by messengers at the 2021 Louisiana Baptist Convention.
The Louisiana Baptist Committee on Committees will be conducting its work early this fall to fill 17 openings on five state convention committees: Credentials; Moral and Social Concerns; Nominations; Order of Business; and Resolutions.
Nominations should be sent not later than Aug. 17 to Jake Roudkowski, a member of First Baptist Church, Mandeville, who is the Committee on Committees chair. Please forward your recommendations via email, jaker@nobts,edu, or the U.S. Mail, Dr. Jake Roudkowski, 78689 Hwy. 25, Folsom, LA 70437.
The Louisiana Baptist Committee on Nominations will begin its work, also in early fall, to fill 22 vacancies on the LBC Executive Board as well as the trustee bodies of the Louisiana College, Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries, Baptist Message, and Baptist Foundation.
Nominations should be sent not later than Aug. 17 to Philip Robertson, the pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church, Deville, with a second campus in Alexandria, who is the Committee on Nominations chair. Please forward your recommendations via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the U.S. Mail, Dr. Philip Robertson, P.O. Box 4540, Pineville, LA 71361.
Please submit the candidate’s name and identify the committee or board for which you are nominating him or her; and include information about the nominee’s church membership and current employment.
Not more than the pastor and two members from any church may serve on all boards and committees, combined, at any one time. Likewise, not more than one member of the same church may serve on the same board or committee, at any one time.
The first Committee on Resolutions meeting is scheduled for Sept. 7 and submissions are requested to be sent as early as possible for consideration. Resolutions may be submitted for review and consideration not more than 90 days and not fewer than 15 days prior to the LBC annual meeting, Nov. 16, providing a window of opportunity from Aug. 18 through Nov. 1.
All statements should be typewritten, titled, and dated, and, accompanied by a letter – from a church qualified to send a messenger to the annual meeting of the Louisiana Baptist Convention – certifying that the person submitting the resolution is a member in good standing. The letter should include complete contact information for both the person submitting it and his or her church.
No person may submit more than three resolutions per year.
Johnny Hoychick, a member of First Baptist Church, Rayville, is the Committee on Resolutions chair. You may send proposed resolutions to the committee via fax, 318.449.4287, email, policy@LouisianaBaptists.org, or U.S. Mail, ATTN: Resolutions Committee, LBC Office of Public Policy, P. O. Box 311, Alexandria, LA 71309.
If you desire assistance with wording or formatting, please contact LBC Public Policy Director Will Hall by phone, 318.448.3402, or email, Policy@LouisianaBaptists.org.