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Constitutional changes

The constitution of Gateway Community Church concerning deacons tenure currently reads as follows 

5.3.6   Tenure

  1. Terms of service, areas of responsibility, and delegation of authority shall be determined by the elders.
  2. A deacon may serve two year terms. Except in special circumstances, and by a unanimous vote by the membership, a deacon may not serve more than three years in a given position without taking a one year sabbatical between terms of office. 

       

Under the proposed changes that we will be voting on July 11 it will read as follows

 

5.3.6   Tenure

 

  1. Terms of service, areas of responsibility, and delegation of authority shall be determined by the elders.
  2. A deacon may serve two year terms except in special circumstances, and by a majority vote  of members present.
  3.  In  the event of a tie of voting the pastor can break the tie.