Wednesday, July 13, 2011

COGWA Decides Permanent Governance Structure

The ministry of the Church of God, a Worldwide Association (COGWA) has chosen it's permanent structure of governance. The proposal for governance was produced by the Interim Governance Team and was approved by ballot by the COGWA ministry.

The Governance Plan, Constitution and Bylaws were approved by a vote of 138 to 10. Within that plan were two options for choosing the Ministerial Board of Directors. The first option was for balloting of the "career" ministers (paid with 5-years paid experience) to nominate 14 candidates, then the entire ministry (paid and unpaid) would ballot to elect 7 out of the 14 as board members. The second option was for nomination of 14 candidates by all ministers, then selection by random drawing of the 7 board members. The first option was chosen by a vote of 82 to 66.

So COGWA's governance structure has been decided. Their next step is to choose the leaders according to the governance process they have chosen.

See my post of June 30, 2011 titled "COGWA Proposed Governance" for a summary of COGWA's governance.

Here is a link to the announcement in the COGWA website:

More to come...

Here are links to related sections in Preaching the Gospel:

Government in the Church, Chapter 5

Following the Bible -- Pattern of Government, Chapter 6

Church Government, Chapter 7

How Is the Church Organized?, Chapter 7

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