OFFICER NOMINATIONS

Information on Officer Nominations

 

OFFICER NOMINEES

Tom Bates

Elder

I am a Nashville native. Married to Brenda for 45 years. We have two children, Sarah Jane Kolb and Caleb Bates, and two grandchildren, Logan and Nellie Rose. I have been a practicing CPA for 44 years and currently I am a partner with Blankenship CPA, Group. At SPCC I currently serve on the Finance Ministry Team and Brenda and I lead a SPCC Connect Group. I also currently serve in leadership for the Middle Tennessee chapter of the New Canaan Society, men’s ministry that meets in Franklin. I believe my gifting includes the gift of encouragement, administration and teaching.

Todd Douthit

Elder

Todd Douthit from Noblesville, IN. Married to Micah Dailey Douthit of Tupelo, MS. We have five children, Tate-21, Sam-18, Reid-18, Jake-15, and Dailey-12. I am a school teacher at Overton High School. I like to think of myself as an engaging teacher of the Bible and someone that can make theology interesting. I also excel at discerning issues in the culture with a Biblical worldview. I have taught Sunday School, in our student ministries, volunteered at Room In The Inn. I have also supported my wife’s extensive work at SPCC.

Brian Reed

Elder

I have been married for 22 years to Kelli Reed and have a 14-year-old son named Cianan (pronounced Keenan). I am in my third year of teaching high school English and am loving it. I believe that I am gifted in teaching and in encouragement, which works well for me in school and in the church. Having been an apartment maintenance tech, musician, and teacher makes me uniquely gifted and skilled to serve the body and the community in a multitude of ways. Loving God and loving others is my life’s calling, Matthew 5-8 is my maxim for holy living.

Joe Nixon

Deacon

I have been married to Laura for 11 years and we have 3 kids, Lily 6, Cooper 3, and Brooks 7 months old. My giftedness is my desire to serve our family, our church, and in any situation where it is needed. I currently serve on the Finance team, Hospitality team, and volunteer to teach Kindergarten. My passion is soccer and my allegiance resides with Manchester United.

Matt Ciampa

Deacon

I am currently married to my one and only wife, Yvette Ciampa. We are the blessed parents of four beautiful children, Parker, Isabel, Hope and Ava. Our family also extends to the body of believers in that we strive to glorify and serve our heavenly father through sharing his love with others in action/service and word/prayer.

I have been blessed by the Lord to serve him in sharing the good news of the gospel, as well as my personal life lessons learned through the blessings of both failure and faith. Our gifting has been along the lines of raising up children in the way they should go and sharing the same with other people’s children, at SP church and through other service based ministries.

David Miller

Deacon

I have been married to the most beautiful gal in the world for the past 5 years, Erin. The first addition to our family came a year ago with our precious baby girl, Wren. Even though we are only a year into it, parenting has been one of the greatest joys of our lives and we hope to add to our family soon. Erin and I both came from strong Christian families and are seeking to provide an environment where Wren can thrive and grow in her relationship with her heavenly father.

I have served with the Southpointe youth for the past 3 years and on the finance team for the past 2. My heart also lies in missions, both locally and abroad. I hope to be a part of Southpointe Missions as it continues to grow.

Southpointe has changed my life and brought me into community, authenticity, and an understanding of the Gospel that I have never experienced before and I am beyond excited to have God use my family and I to serve and help grow this church.

HOW A PCA CHURCH NOMINATES AND INSTALLS DEACONS AND ELDERS

STATEMENT ON GENDER ROLES & CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Introduction to the purpose of the BCO

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in America, of which Southpointe Community Church is a member, which is subject to and subordinate to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inerrant Word Of God, consists of its doctrinal standards set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, and the Book of Church Order, comprising the Form of Government, the Rules of Discipline and the Directory for Worship; all as adopted by the Church.

DEACONS

1 Timothy 3:8-13 8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not two-faced, not given to excessive drinking, not greedy for gain, 9 holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And these also must be tested first and then let them serve as deacons if they are found blameless. 11 Likewise also their wives must be dignified, not slanderous, temperate, faithful in every respect. 12 Deacons must be husbands of one wife and good managers of their children and their own households. 13 For those who have served well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.

ROLE OF DEACONS

SCHEDULE FOR NOMINATION PROCESS

Feb. 11: Town Hall Announcement.

March 4: Nominations Open

March 18: Nominations Closed

March 18 – April 21: Elders interview candidates

Titus 1:5-9 The reason I left you in Crete was to set in order the remaining matters and to appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. 6 An elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, with faithful children who cannot be charged with dissipation or rebellion. 7 For the overseer must be blameless as one entrusted with God’s work, not arrogant, not prone to anger, not a drunkard, not violent, not greedy for gain. 8 Instead he must be hospitable, devoted to what is good, sensible, upright, devout, and self-controlled. 9 He must hold firmly to the faithful message as it has been taught, so that he will be able to give exhortation in such healthy teaching and correct those who speak against it.

1 Timothy 3:1-7 This saying is trustworthy: “If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work.” 2 The overseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, 3 not a drunkard, not violent, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money. 4 He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity. 5 But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God? 6 He must not be a recent convert or he may become arrogant and fall into the punishment that the devil will exact. 7 And he must be well thought of by those outside the faith, so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil’s trap.

ROLE OF ELDERS

DEACONS & ELDERS VOWS

1. Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as originally given, to be the inerrant Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice?

2. Do you sincerely receive and adopt the Confession of Faith and the Catechisms of this Church, as containing the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures; and do you further promise that if at any time you find yourself out of accord with any of the fundamentals of this system of doctrine, you will, on your own initiative, make known to your Session the change which has taken place in your views since the assumption of this ordination vow?

3. Do you approve of the form of government and discipline of the Presbyterian Church in America, in conformity with the general principles of biblical polity?

4. Do you accept the office of ruling elder (or deacon, as the case may be) in this church, and promise faithfully to perform all the duties thereof, and to endeavor by the grace of God to adorn the profession of the Gospel in your life, and to set a worthy example before the Church of which God has made you an officer?

5. Do you promise subjection to your brethren in the Lord?

6. Do you promise to strive for the purity, peace, unity and edification of the Church?

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