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Elder & ENC Recommendations

Elder & Elder Nominating Committee Recommendations

Deadline to submit recommendations is Monday, April 15.

The current Elder Nominating Committee (ENC) and the Standing Nominating Committee (SNC) asks the FPC Congregation to recommend members, or Covenant Partners, to serve as either Elder or on the next Elder Nominating Committee. We seek candidates who love Jesus Christ, who have a strong faith, and who are committed to Him as their Lord and Savior.

A new class of Ruling Elders is formed every year and is composed of six Covenant Partners. Each Covenant Partner serves a three-year term. Elders oversee the spiritual life of the congregation—leading, governing, and if necessary, disciplining of its Covenant Partners.

A new Elder Nominating Committee is formed each year and is composed of two active Elders and nine other Covenant Partners who have not served on an ENC within the last three years. ENC members serve for one year and during this time it is their responsibility to identify and recommend a set of Covenant Partners to be ordained (if not already) as Elders and serve on Session for a period of three years.

If you believe you or another Covenant Partner would be a good choice for either of these roles, please review the items below before filling out the online recommendation form at the bottom of this page.

If you choose to print and fill out the recommendation form, please return it to the drop-off box at the Welcome Center no later than April 15, OR mail to:

First Presbyterian Church
Attention: Roby Norvell
Standing Nominating Committee
5300 Main St.
Houston, TX 77004

If you need more information please email Roby Norvell at

Online Recommendation Form Below

Elder & ENC Recommendation Form

As a Covenant Partner (member) of First Presbyterian Church of Houston and following prayerful consideration, I recommend the following Covenant Partner (member) to serve as Elder or on the ENC. I believe this candidate possesses the spiritual maturity and leadership to serve as an Elder or ENC member. My specific reasons for proposing this member are detailed in the form below. These reasons include a demonstrated commitment to Christ, service to this church, talents, gifts, and experiences (teaching, committee work, volunteer activities, etc.), or knowledge and experience that equip the person to serve.

Elder & ENC Recommendation Form

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Recommendation for:*
Person Recommended*
Please include in your answer the qualities or character of this person that lead you to believe that they would be a good spiritual leader of FPC's congregation.
Please acknowledge by checking the following:*
Recommended by:*

If you have any issues with this form, please contact ENC Chair Roby Norvell at