The stewards of the church shall be no fewer than three or more than thirteen in number. They shall be elected by ballot, at the annual or a special church meeting, from among the members of the church, to serve for the next church year and until their successors have been elected and qualified. (33, 113.7, 113.11, 127)
The duties of the stewards are:
To provide assistance and support for the needy and distressed. A biblical role of lay leaders is that of ministering in areas of practical service (Romans 12:6-8). Therefore stewards should offer their time and spiritual gifts in acts of service, administration, encouragement, mercy, visitation, and other ministries.
To serve as liaisons to community Christian action and service organizations.
To give assistance to the pastor in public worship and Christian nurture in the local church.
A vacancy in the office of steward may be filled by the local church at a properly called church meeting. (113.8)