Chapter 5 - Staff Election and Terms
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[Article 12]  Permanent Staff – Election and Terms

  1. Pastor: To be called upon approval of 2/3 or more of the attending Active Members during the Congregational Meeting. Upon termination of term, the pastor shall not plant a church or receive the calling of a church that is within 20 miles of EPC within three years of the end of his ministry.

  2. Elder, Deacon, Gwonsa: The Session shall announce the time and location of the Congregational Meeting for the purpose of voting for the appointment of staff at least 6 months prior to the Congregational Meeting. Candidates will be nominated in accordance with Articles 7, 8, and 9, and shall be appointed upon approval of 2/3 or more of the attending Active Members during the Congregational Meeting.

  3. Voting Method: Voting shall be done once per candidate, anonymously, limited to one vote per attending Active Member.