This document is a written conflict of interest policy that will apply to all Team Members (Church Council, Personnel, Finance), Deacons, and our entire Church staff, as well.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY
While Broadmoor is first and foremost a church governed by the authority of the Bible, we are also a non-profit corporation under Mississippi law. Consequently, our bylaws describe in detail the internal workings of the church in response to our governing values and requirements. The bylaws document attempts to clearly state Broadmoor’s boundaries and expectations that exist to ensure the smooth operation of the church within the law.
What are the most significant changes in these Bylaws?
There is one significant change in the proposed new Bylaws; the creation of a Church Council.
What was the approval process?
This work has been undertaken over the course of 2017, with the goal of improving the effectiveness of Broadmoor's ministries and mission work. The changes were initially proposed by the members of our Deacon Executive Council, then affirmed by our Deacon body, members of personnel and finance teams, and senior ministry staff. The Broadmoor Family affirmed the new Bylaws on February 18, 2018, in both morning worship services.
What is the role of the Church Council?
The Church Council will serve as the authoritative board of directors for Broadmoor. They will be responsible for administrative decisions as they relate to the church.
Who serves on the Church Council?
The church will elect the Church Council. In order to mirror the rich diversity of our Church Family, the Church Council will be comprised of pastors and lay members, and both men and women.
What are the qualifications to serve on the Church Council?
Church Council members must meet the following criteria, as established in the Bylaws. They must be:
Who will be the clear line of authority for Broadmoor?
Men serving on the Church Council, who meet the Biblical qualifications as established in Titus 1:5-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, and 1 Peter 5:1-4, will serve as the clear line of authority. They will be responsible for all decisions related to doctrine, direction, and discipline.
What is the role of the Deacons?
We will continue to have an active deacon body that will work collectively as a group of men to serve, unify, and lead our congregation in all areas of ministry.
Is there a timeline for next steps?