For the current church year (which ends at the end of this month), our small congregation (averaging 21 people weekly for Sunday morning worship services so far this year), we have had a church board of 3 people, with a total cumulative 12 to 15 years (or more) of Nazarene Church board experience.
When our nominating committee met this year to consider people for the church board ballot for the upcoming year, the committee asked all 3 current board members, one previous board member who had moved out of the area but recently moved back to the area, and 3 people who joined the congregation (and the Church of the Nazarene) during this current church year to prayerfully consider allowing their names to be placed on the ballot.
The two most experienced current board members, plus the previous board member, all declined. The current board member with two years of board experience, plus all three New Nazarenes accepted. Today, all four of them were elected to the church board during our congregational meeting.
In addition, earlier this month, the NYI met and elected a President--a 17-year-old who is also a new Nazarene as of this church year.
So, it looks as though beginning June 1, our congregation will have a 5-person church board, comprised 80% of people who have been Nazarenes for less than a year, with the grand total cumulative years of Church board experience for the entire board being 2 years.
Something new is happening...