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Model de Statut creat de a inlocui sistemul piramidal de conducere din Biserici(6)


„Chapter 8 – Board of Elders

The Church will govern itself through the leadership of The Board of Elders which is the only body with executive powers delegated from the members. All other departments will have only an advisory role – they will report to the Board of Elders and will operate under their guidance. This church is not affiliated or subject to the control of any ecclesiastical body, but enjoys mutual counsel and cooperation with other churches of like faith and order. Each Elder will have high moral standards with a christian conduct, a real role model in the church and in society in general. They should be wise, competent people with a solid judgment and a clear vision for the church. Preaching is not their first priority. They should be able to set policies and guide the church to fulfill its goal of ministering to the needs of the people and proclaim the good news to every sinner. They will be up for election every 4 years by a majority vote. When a position is vacant, the Nomination Committee will provide two recommendations and the church will vote on each one individually. When the incumbent is eligible for reelection, he will be one of the choices by default and Nomination Committee will recommend only one other candidate. Every 4 years the Board of Elders will elect a president to preside over their meetings and be their spokesman. The Board of Elders represents the highest authority in the church and their decisions will be final. A majority vote will be required for any decision unless otherwise specifically stipulated in these Bylaws.

Board of Elders shall serve the Church by leading in planning, coordinating, conducting and evaluating the ministries and programs. One of the primary functions of this board shall be to recommend to the Church suggested ministries and goals; to review and coordinate ministries and program plans recommended by ministry departments and evaluate achievements in terms of Church’s goals. The Board of Elders shall have monthly regular business meetings or special meetings as needed when called on by the president of the Board of Elders or by a majority of the Board of Elders with at least one-week’s notice. Every four months Board of Elders will request to have a all-hands meetings with all other departments for a better focus and coordination of all activities.”

Subscriu cu propunerea fr. Nick Rosioru. Este modelul de conducere, dupa parerea mea, cel mai aproape de modelul biblic. Nu inteleg de ce in bisericile noastre nu intalnim asa de frecvent acest model. Sa fie de vina mostenirea comunista ? Oare cat timp mai trebuie sa treaca pana vom reusi sa ne scuturam „hainele” de acest „colb”?

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Model de Statut creat de a inlocui sistemul piramidal de conducere din Biserici(2)


Sa continuam incursiunea noastra prin acest model de Statut. Nick aduce in discutie nevoia cronica de a avea in Biserici  „checks and balances” adica controluri reciproce si balantarea puterii. Prin sistemul piramidal in care unul singur este in varf si care a ajuns acolo urcandu-se pe „spinarea altora” este foarte greu sa verifici sau sa controlezi activitatea si viata „bosului, …pardon,  slujitorului. Prin balantarea puterii de decizie la nivel de conducere se ajunge la situatia in care nici una din persoane nu acumuleaza prea multa putere si se face o limitare reciproca. Este imperios necesar sa se poata da socoteala la orice nivel de conducere din Biserica. Conducera Bisericii este chemata sa fie dinamica dar si transparenta.

„…These Bylaws make a real effort to mitigate some of the weaknesses inherent to our human nature by providing checks and balances, by trying to avoid the conflict of interest, by dividing the tasks and assigning different people to do things, by abiding by Robert’s parliamentary rules. Show me a church run by a single person with an legalistic iron fist I will show you a dysfunctional church.

The nomination committee is a good way to sort out the candidates and provide objectivity to the election process.

Although far from being perfect, these Bylaws represent a great improvement, a workable and well rounded document, setting a new standard to be applied to our churches. By design it weeds out the opportunists, the insincere while providing the framework and opening the stage for the truly passionate to serve our Lord…”

Nick Rosioru

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Model de Statut creat de a inlocui sistemul piramidal de conducere din Biserici(1)


Asa cum mentionam in articolul  O noua structura de conducere a Bisericii ca am primit de la Nick Rosioru un model nou conducere care este destinat sa faca o  schimbare fundamentala, o regindire daca vreti,  a structurii de conducere in Biserici.  Ii multumesc lui Nick si pe aceasta cale pentru efortul depus dar si pentru alternativa care o aduce la sistemul existent in multe Biserici Penticostale, ca sa nu zic majoritatea covarsitoare, sistem mostenit din perioada comunista . Autoritatile  din vremea aceea prefera sa lucreze cu o singura persoana, care de regula era pastorul principal, ca sa  controleze Bisericile. Au facut-o cu succes prin sistemul piramidal implementat si prin atribuirea de puteri sporite pastorilor care ajungeau sa controleze „tot ce misca” in Biserica. Devenisera un fel de sefi de partid de neatins. Intre timp s-au adaptat la „economia de piata” si au devenit un fel de patroni.

A venit timpul in care sa consientizam faptul ca trebuie sa ne aliniem cu Scriptura si realitatilor in care traim. Este nevoie de balantarea puterii in Biserici. Nu poti sa lasi toata puterea unui om vremelnic. Ispita este prea mare. Toti gresim si de accea avem nevoie de cineva la care sa dam socoteala, de cineva care sa ne echilibreze balanta. Asa este in familie, unde sotul da socoteala sotiei si invers. La fel trebuie sa fie si in Biserica, o alta institutie creata de Dumnezeu.

Am sa citez aici ceea ce scria Nick despre aceasta si solutiile oferite de el:

„These bylaws are designed to bring clarity and a sense of balance to the church organizational structure, outlining a clear chain of command. By eliminating ambiguity, the church becomes more effective in fulfilling its goal. It is important to have the right person in the right place. The Senior pastor is removed from top executive position so he can focus on his calling and dedicate himself to studying the word and preparing the sermons. It is healthy and biblical to have a Board of Elders in charge instead of a single person (Senior pastor) which usually the case in many churches. The Board of Elders will not micromanage, but rather set goals, plan, coordinate and oversee – delegating other departments to run the day-to-day operation.

One of the biggest challenges in the church or any organization is the danger of becoming embroiled in politics where I rub your back you rub my back. Or the danger of one person accumulating too much power and then using that to consolidate his position – usurpation of power. Or the danger of having unruly and emotionally charged meetings where brothers end up yelling and insulting each other instead of constructively focusing on the issues. Or the danger of nepotism where some are propped up and promoted in positions they should not be in …”

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