SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Baptist State Association’s Nominating Committee and the Committee on Committees are seeking recommendations of Illinois Baptists to serve as members of its three boards and six standing committees. The Nominating Committee will meet on August 16 and the Committee on Committees will meet on August 17 at the IBSA Building in Springfield to consider names of those willing to serve and who meet the constitutional requirements. Nominees will be voted on at the Association’s Annual Meeting November 14-15.
The Nominating Committee, chaired by Joel Newton, pastor of Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria, nominates pastors and laypersons from IBSA member churches to serve as members of the Association’s three governing boards. The IBSA board of directors has 33 members, while the Baptist Foundation of Illinois (BFI) and the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (BCHFS) boards of trustees have 21 members each. Members of all boards are elected to serve three-year terms or finish out an unexpired term.
The IBSA Board of Directors meets twice a year in Springfield, with committees meeting another two times a year. Nominees should come from various regions of the state as specified in the IBSA Constitution.
The BFI board meets twice a year in Springfield and BCHFS trustees meet four times a year in either Mt. Vernon or Carmi.
Openings for the Nominating Committee to fill:
- IBSA Board
Administrative Committee – 2 (3 year terms)
- BCHFS Board
Administrative Committee – 1 (3 year term)
Finance and Development Committee -1 (3 year term)
- BFI Board
No positions to fill
The Committee on Committees, chaired by Bob Dickerson, pastor of Marion First Baptist Church, nominates persons for membership on the state Association’s six standing committees: order of business, nominating, credentials, constitution, resolutions and historical.
Openings for the Committee on Committees to fill:
Nominating Committee – 4 (all 3 year terms)
Order of Business – 5 (one 1 year term, four 3 year terms)
Constitution – 4 (all 3 year terms)
Resolutions – 4 (all 3 year terms)
Historical – 4 (all 3 year terms)
Credentials – 4 (all 3 year terms)
Each of the Association’s committees has 12 members, all serving a three-year term, and meets at least once during the year in Springfield. (The committees that meet twice are credentials, order of business and resolutions; they also meet during the IBSA Annual Meeting. The constitution, historical, and nominating committees are scheduled to meet once.)
People who want to nominate an individual for any of the boards or an Association committee need to complete the appropriate recommendation form. Please direct any questions to Sandy Barnard at (217) 391-3107. Completed forms should be returned to IBSA by August 10.