Nominations sought for the President of the Baptist Union 2018-19
General Secretary the Revd Lynn Green has written to all Baptist ministers, church secretaries, church treasurers, regional teams and email subscribers to inform them the nomination process for the President of the Baptist Union 2018-19 is now open
In the email on Wednesday morning (21 September) she explained that the President may be female or male, lay or ordained, and will be chosen 'because of gifts and experience which will help to communicate our Baptists Together vision and mission priorities'.
She added, ‘The President should bring their own unique insights and experience into their leadership, and may feel led to bring a particular emphasis within the overall strategy.
‘They will be expected to work closely with the Baptist Steering Group (BSG) and General Secretary in informing and communicating the agreed vision, culture and priorities of Baptists Together.’
The person elected will serve as Vice-President during 2017-18, and will become a member of the BSG Accompanying Group in order to begin to familiarise themselves with our Baptists Together vision, culture and priorities before taking up the lead role during their presidential year.
Our current President is the Revd Rupert Lazar, and he will be succeeded by the Revd Dianne Tidball in May 2017. Rupert's Presidential theme is ‘Anointed to Do Good’, based on Acts 10:38. More details on his theme is here.
Nominations can be made by an Association in membership of the Union, or by 25 members of the Assembly acting jointly (see here for more information on who is a member of Assembly.) Voters must have the consent of the nominee before nomination.
More information about the role of the President is here.
Nominations must be received before 31 December. An election will be held in the first months of the new year.
Complete the online form to nominate.
Current President Rupert Lazar being prayed for by his predecessor Jenni Entrican at the 2016 Baptist Assembly
The Presidents' Bible - photo from our Flickr Baptist Assembly 2016 album