Help us find excellent candidates to serve on our CBOQ board. Our governing board focuses on directing and protecting in the interests of our member churches as expressed through Assembly.
Successful candidates will have:
- Passion for the church and CBOQ
- Ability to analyze information and make policy decisions
- A mature faith in Jesus Christ with an engaging Christian witness
- Commitment to contribute to the board as a member of a team
We would particularly welcome volunteers with expertise in the areas of real estate or corporate law, or younger ministry leaders. If you know someone who fits one of these areas, please complete a Candidate for Nomination Form or email Melody Currier.
In addition to the CBOQ board, we are seeking volunteers to serve on several committees – Strategic Planning, Financial Oversight, Investment, Credentials, Ministerial Resources, Nominations – and also on the Canadian Baptist Ministries board and the board of trustees of McMaster Divinity College. See below for more information.
Please take time today to think about people you know who have strengths and expertise in these areas and submit your candidates for nomination by November 21. See below for our current requirements.
Desired skill set: funding development, human resources, visionary thinkers, corporate law, non-profit sector, development sector, futurists/in tune with trends, accounting/finance, real estate, communications, theological education, key influences in our constituency.
Duties: The Board governs, administers, manages and gives oversight to the spiritual, temporal and administrative affairs, activities, business and property of CBOQ.
Desired skill set: financial and accounting experience, knowledge of CBOQ.
Duties: to review the annual financial statements, to ensure compliance with accounting principles and to develop and recommend accounting policies.
Desired skill set: investment experience.
Duties: to advise and assist the CBOQ Board in the investment of the funds of CBOQ in accordance with any investment policy of CBOQ and to advise and assist the CBOQ Board in the development of an investment policy and strategy.
Desired skill set: pastoral experience, knowledge of CBOQ.
Duties: to advise and assist the CBOQ Board in the development of policies and procedures related to ordination, accreditation, pastoral benefits and maintenance of pastoral records and files, and to review the credentials of pastors, where necessary, for disciplinary or other reasons in accordance with the policies and procedures of CBOQ.
Desired skill set: importance of understanding CBOQ polity
Duties: to advise and assist the Ministerial Resources Committee regarding standards and regulations for ordination and accreditation; to review and examine the spiritual, moral and academic qualifications and ministry experience of all persons applying for accreditation and ordination by CBOQ for professional ministry, and to grant final approval for candidates to proceed to an ordinations examining council at the call of a Local Church in accordance with the policies and procedures of CBOQ.
Desired skill set: knowledgeable of people in our constituency.
Duties: to prepare and submit a slate of nominations of qualified persons to be considered for positions within CBOQ, including members of the CBOQ Board and committees and CBOQ’s representatives to all Partners in Mission for which CBOQ has the responsibility of electing representatives; to ensure that all persons being nominated for a position in CBOQ are qualified, and to obtain the consent of all nominees before presenting their names for election by the Members at the annual Meeting of Members.
Desired skill set: strategic planning experience, knowledge of CBOQ.
Duties: to advise and assist the CBOQ Board in the development of a strategic plan for CBOQ.
Desired skill set: candidates should demonstrate wisdom, vision, and mature judgment, and be able to engage in conceptual and strategic-level thinking in a policy governance framework. A passion for cross-cultural ministry is important.
Duties: to assist the organization in developing strategies to accomplish its mission and to be the “guardians” of its operations, ensuring the employment of standard practices, ethical behaviour and effective use of funds.
Desired skill set: candidates will demonstrate wisdom, vision and mature judgment in governing the affairs of the College. Candidates must be fully and actively supportive of the evangelical stance of the College and of its mission: To develop effective evangelical Christian leadership for the 21st century through university-level education, professional training and on-going support.
Duties: to regularly attend Board meetings (usually three per year) and be prepared to be involved in either the Senate and/or other committees of the College and such development sessions as may be determined. To be willing to support the financial mission of the College either directly or through personal contacts, and to promote the recruitment of students for the College through their spheres of influence.