Lombard Church of the Nazarene Vision Statement:
Teach people to reach people for Christ

All of our church activities, boards, ministry leaders and staff should support and emphasize the church vision and mission. This vision statement is a derivative statement of the Great Commission, which calls all of the Church Universal into the business of making disciples. The vision of the Lombard Church of the Nazarene should be the sole focus of all church activities and it is emphasized in describing each of the elected positions the church needs to function properly.

While the Church of the Nazarene lists specific duties for each of these roles in the Manual (pages 84 – 107 in the 2013-2017 printing), the descriptions here are meant to serve as a guide to the decision making process of the nominating committee and the nominated individual. It is not necessarily a comprehensive list of responsibilities, but it will hopefully be a helpful guide to praying about a nominated role and the individual that might fill it.

Church Board Members
The church board members serve as the decision making body for the church. They are the stewards of the church resources. Some of the responsibilities that come with the role of church board member are:

1. Be faithful in general church membership responsibilities – tithing and attendance to church services and gatherings
2. Attend and participate in the monthly board meetings. These are generally held the 1st Tuesday of every month
3. Be able to discuss and pray about the many ministries and activities within the church
4. Elect the Church Treasurer and Church Board Secretary
5. Work in cooperation with the pastor and staff to serve as leaders of the church
6. Advocate for and support the ministries and activities within the church
7. Advocate for and support the mission and vision of the church

Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) Superintendent

1. Serve as an Ex Officio member of the church board
2. Serve as a delegate to the SDMI convention (held on 4/9) and the District Assembly
3. Lead the SDMI board
4. Work with the pastor and staff to support the mission and vision of the church through SDMI activities
5. Along with the SDMI board, coordinate, plan, and staff events related to SDMI:

a. Sunday School on Sunday mornings
b. Wednesday Evening children's activities
c. Children’s quizzing, Vacation Bible School, other activities

Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI) Board

1. Be faithful in general church membership responsibilities – tithing, attendance to church services and gatherings – particularly SDMI related activities such as Sunday School, Wednesday nights, etc.
2. Work with the SDMI Superintendent to support the mission and vision of the church through SDMI activities
3. Attend and participate in the regularly scheduled SDMI board meetings
4. Along with the SDMI Superintendent, coordinate, plan, and staff events related to SDMI:

a. Sunday School on Sunday mornings
b. Wednesday Evening children's activities
c. Children’s quizzing, Vacation Bible School, other activities

Nazarene Missions International (NMI) President

1. Serve as an Ex Officio member of the church board
2. Serve as a delegate to the NMI Convention and District Assembly
3. Lead the NMI Council
4. Work with the pastor and staff to support the mission and vision of the church through NMI activities
5. Along with the NMI Council, coordinate, plan, and staff events related to NMI:

a. Faith Promise Sundays/speakers
b. Monthly Mission emphasis
c. Alabaster Offerings
d. LINKS missionaries, other missionary related support

Nazarene Missions International (NMI) Council

1. Be faithful in general church membership responsibilities – tithing, attendance to church services and gatherings
2. Work with the NMI President to support the mission of the church through NMI activities
3. Attend and participate in the regularly scheduled NMI board meetings
4. Along with the NMI President, coordinate, plan, and staff events related to NMI:

a. Faith Promise Sundays/speakers
b. Monthly Mission emphasis
c. Alabaster Offerings
d. LINKS missionaries, other missionary related support

Nazarene Youth International (NYI) President

1. Serve as an Ex Officio member of the church board and the SDMI board
2. Serve as a delegate to the NYI Convention and District Assembly
3. Work with the pastor and staff to support the mission and vision of the church through NYI activities
4. Supervise (along with the pastoral staff) the work of a summer youth worker, if any
5. Coordinate, plan, and staff events related to NYI:

a. Mission trips
b. District events
c. Teen quizzing
d. Summer/Outreach outings
e. Teen fundraisers – chili cookoff, Upward concessions, pie auction, etc.

Women’s Ministry President

1. Serve as an Ex Officio member of the SDMI board
2. Work with the pastor and staff to support the mission and vision of the church through activities that minister specifically to women
3. Coordinate, plan, and staff events related to Women’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry President

1. Serve as an Ex Officio member of the SDMI board
2. Work with the pastor and staff to support the mission and vision of the church through activities that minister specifically to men
3. Coordinate, plan, and staff events related to Men’s Ministry

Delegate to the Nazarene Missions International (NMI) Convention (4/9 – Saturday)

1. Attend the NMI convention on 4/9 with the NMI President
2. Participate as a delegate in the events of the day

Delegate to the District Assembly (4/11 - Monday)

1. Attend the District Assembly on 4/11 with the pastor, staff, and other ministry leaders
2. Participate as a delegate in the events of the day