ALEXANDRIA (LBM) — Louisiana Baptists are invited to recommend candidates for service on state convention boards and committees, and, are asked to submit resolutions for possible consideration by messengers at the 2019 Louisiana Baptist Convention.
The Louisiana Baptist Committee on Committees is conducting its work, Sept. 7, to nominate persons to serve on various state convention committees. Currently, 17 nominees are needed for service on committees, including: Credentials; Moral and Social Concerns; Nominations; Order of Business; and, Resolutions.
Nominees for committees should be sent to Keith Sheridan, pastor of Lee’s Creek Baptist Church in Bogalusa, who is the Committee on Committees chair. Recommendations should be sent to him not later than Aug. 16 via email, email@example.com., or through the U.S. Mail: 1803 Lee’s Creek Church Road, Bogalusa, LA 70427.
The LBC Committee on Nominations is beginning its work to fill vacancies on state boards. At this point, 32 nominees are needed to serve on the LBC Executive Board and as trustees of Louisiana College, the Children’s Home and Family Ministries, the Baptist Message, and the Baptist Foundation.
The Committee on Nominations chair is Lonnie Wascom, a member of the Crossroads Church in Hammond. Nominees should be sent to him not later than Aug. 16, either electronically, firstname.lastname@example.org, or to this address: 702 Rue Cannes, Hammond, LA 70403.
Please submit the candidate’s name and identify the committee or board for which you are nominating him or her. Include the nominee’s church membership and current employment.
Not more than two members from any church may serve on all boards and committees, combined, at any one time. Likewise, no more than one member of the same church may serve on the same board or committee, at any one time.
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. 11-12, providing a window of opportunity from Aug. 13 through Oct. 27.
The first Committee on Resolutions meeting is scheduled for Sept. 19.
Resolutions 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.
Steve McAlister, Westside, Natchitoches, is the Committee on Resolutions chair.
Proposed resolutions may be faxed, 318.449.4287, emailed, Policy@LouisianaBaptists.org, or mailed (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.