In the CRC, the pastor is not the boss or CEO of the church, but the pastor with the elders and deacons make up the Council of the church. These offices differ from each other only in mandate and task, not in dignity and honor. Adult confessing members who meet the biblical requirements are eligible for these offices. Each year we go through a process of selecting new officebearers to a 3-year term. We recognize these men as called and ordained by God and his church to these offices.