Those members of IES who want to be a part of the decision making process in the church are welcome to become voting members of the church. Voting members are IES members who are willing to sign and abide by our Covenant of Membership, which includes accepting our statement of faith. Members are added during the year and the voting members of the church choose deacons during the annual meeting. The deacons conduct the business of the church in between the annual meetings. Every five years all of the voting members of the church select the lead pastor of IES through a voting process at the annual meeting.