How We Operate
Christ is the head of New Covenant Church and the Holy Spirit is its leader. However, on a human level, three groups of people direct the ministries of New Covenant. Those bodies are the 1) Elders, 2) Executive Board of Directors, and 3) The paid staff.
The Elders are members of the body who provide general supervision and oversight. They continually evaluate the teaching ministry of the church and review major ministry decisions. They use their wisdom, discernment and shepherding gifts to ensure the church remains on a true course Biblically and support the vision of the lead pastor. Scripture indicates that the ultimate decision-making authority in the church rests with the Elders. We currently have five elders counting our lead pastor.
Our Executive Board of Directors are members of the church empowered by the Elders to oversee the legal and financial aspects of the ministry and matters pertaining to the building and facilities. They all have some marketplace expertise which they use to serve the church. We currently have five members on the EB including our church treasurer.
Finally, the staff directs the day-to-day affairs of the ministries of the church. They are paid so that they can devote the best hours of their day to building ministries. The staff’s main job is to build and coordinate teams of volunteers so that ministry can happen. We currently have two full-time and three part-time staff.
The way the three groups work together can best be stated as follows: the staff directs the ministries of the church; these ministries are supported by the policies and financial resource allocation determined by the Executive Board ; and all the activities of the church are carried out under the watch and supervision of the Elders. These three bodies frequently communicate with each other and sometimes meet together.