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Elder Affirmation Results - Sam Karl and Rob Stouffer

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Sunday, November 27, during our Member's Meeting, Summit Woods Baptist Church voted to affirm or reject the Elder's recommendation that Sam Karl and Rob Stouffer serve a three year term as elders. Both Sam and Rob received far above the two-thirds majority vote required by our by-laws to begin serving as an elder. We are grateful for God's leadership through His people a...

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Philosophy of Music in Our Corporate Gathering

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At our quarterly Member's Meeting, August 28, the elders presented a document that outlines the approach and philosopy of music for our corporate gatherings at SWBC.  This document, based primarily upon a nine-part sermon series by Bret Capranica, seeks to communicate to our congregation what we aim to accomplish and emphasize musically in our corporate gatherings. I...

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Elder Affirmation Results - Adam Naler

Sunday, December 14, following our morning gathering, Summit Woods Baptist Church voted to affirm or reject the Elder's recommendation that Adam Naler serve a three year term as elder. Adam received far above the two-thirds majority vote required by our by-laws to begin serving as an elder. We are grateful for God's leadership through His people at Summit Woods and look ...

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Elder Affirmation Results

Sunday, September 7, following our morning gathering, Summit Woods Baptist Church voted to affirm or reject the Elder's recommendation that Todd Arnold and Brett Harris serve a three year term as elders. Both Todd and Brett received far above the two-thirds majority vote required by our by-laws to begin serving as an elder. We are grateful for God's leadership through Hi...

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Elder Candidate - Brett Harris

In 2007, Summit Woods Baptist Church adopted a new Constitution and By-Laws which implemented an elder-led form of church polity. In 2009, the first elders were chosen by the congregation and began serving. Building on this necessary and biblical approach to church polity is a constant prayerful mindset and quest for the existing elders. One of the most important prioritie...

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On Baptism

At our quarterly Member's Meeting, February 23, the elders presented a document that outlines the approach and application of Baptism at SWBC.  The document and a link to Bret Capranica's sermon on baptism (5/8/2011) can be found below. We welcome and invite your questions, feedback, and improvements of this statement. Feel free to contact any of the elders individua...

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2014 Ministry Plan and Budget

At our quarterly Member's Meeting, November 17, the elders presented the 2014 Ministry Plan and Budget.  Included below are the documents that were handed out to those in attendance.  The first document is the 2014 Ministry Plan and Budget that will be voted on in a Special Called Member's Meeting following the Morning Gathering on Sunday, December 15.  The ...

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New Elder Candidate - Brandon Ferguson

Since 2009, SWBC has been functioning under the biblical polity of biblical eldership. As we move forward together as an eldership and as a congregation, we are all mindful of the need to recognize, develop, and present new elders to the church for affirmation. Presenting new men to become elders of SWBC has been one of the highest priorities of the current elders over the...

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Elder Re-Affirmation Results

Sunday, October 21, following our morning worship gathering, Summit Woods Baptist Church voted to affirm or reject the Elder's recommendation that Rob Stouffer serve a second three year term as elder. Rob received far above the two-thirds majority vote required by our by-laws to begin serving a second term as an elder. We are grateful for God's leadership through His peo...

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Reaffirmation of Elders

The following is the announcement by the elders (read by Bret Capranica) on reaffirming Rob Stouffer as an elder for a second term. According to our bylaws, lay elders serve 3-year terms.  An elder may be affirmed to serve two consecutive terms before our bylaws stipulate they must take a year off before serving again as an elder. In October, Rob Stouffer and B...

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