Lay Leadership and Committees 2022

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL: (BOD 252.1)

The church council shall provide for planning and implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resources in the local church. It shall also provide for the administration of its organization and temporal life. It shall envision, plan, implement, and annually evaluate the mission and ministry of the church. The church council shall be amenable to and function as the administrative agency of the charge conference (¶ 244). The council shall include persons who represent the program ministries of the church as outlined in ¶ 243. The membership shall include but not be limited to the following:

Chairperson of the Church Council:

Lay Leader

Chair/or Rep of the Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee

Chair/or Rep of the Finance Committee

Chair/or Rep of the Board of Trustee

Church Treasurer or Secretary

Pastor

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (9 people max; BOD 258.1)

An effective committee on nominations and leader development identifies, develops, deploys, evaluates, and monitors Christian spiritual leadership so that the congregation carries out the ministries for the transformation of the community. The committee guides church leaders on matters regarding laity in the leadership of the congregation.

Chairperson: Pastor

Lay Leader:

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Committee of Pastor (Staff)-Parish Relations (5-9 people) BOD 258.2

Effective committee builds a strong positive relationship between staff and congregation so that the congregation makes disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

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TRUSTEES: (3 to 9 people, BOD 2525-2551. *Officers are elected annually by Trustees.)

Effective trustees will function as Christian stewards of property God has entrusted to the congregation. This includes supervising and maintaining both the physical property of the congregation and gifts made to the congregation so that the congregation’s ministries can be effective and all legal requirements related to the property are satisfied.

Chair: TBD

Secretary: TBD

Treasurer: TBD

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COMMITTEE ON FINANCE: (BOD 258.4)

An effective finance committee proposes a budget; then raises, manages, and distributes the congregation’s financial resources to support and strengthen the mission and ministry of the congregation. Members are Chair to Finance, Pastor, Lay Member of Annual Conference, Chairperson of Admin Council, Chairperson or representative of Trustees, Chairperson of Stewardship, Lay Leader, Financial Secretary, and Treasurer. Additional members may be selected. 

Chair:

Pastor:

Committee Financial Secretary

Chair of Trustee or Representative

Lay Leader

Chair of Admin Council

Chair of Stewardship

Chair of Mission

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE (Extravagant Generosity)

An effective committee will help the congregation understand the meaning of Christian stewardship and the need to practice it in all aspects of their lives. This committee leads the congregation to fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through an understanding that people are stewards at all ages and in all stages of faith.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Intentional Faith Development)

Sunday School Attendance: 

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN MINISTRY:

Responsibilities: Lead, connect and engage with families of young children, recruit volunteers & children, and support Children’s Sunday childcare and children’s education programs (ex., Nursery, Sunday School & Children’s Church) with resources and guidelines on Sundays and during the week.

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY:  TBD

Responsibilities: Initiate Bible studies, worship, mission, and fellowship experiences for faith development in youth on Sundays and during the week. Connect and engage with young families.

EVANGELISM (Radical Hospitality)

Chair:

Coordinate and plan radical hospitality, promote/market/advertise, raise visibility in the community, and efforts toward the assimilation of prospects and members. Encourage focus on Professions of Faith and church growth. Combine efforts of evangelism with other committee activities. 

MISSIONS (Risk-Taking Missions)

FELLOWSHIP (Radical Hospitality)

WORSHIP (Passionate Worship)

Lead the congregation in providing opportunities for worship celebrations that focus on God, help people of all ages grow in their understanding of the gospel, and become better equipped for daily living as faithful disciples.

Work with the pastor and others for vibrant worship of God

Altar Guild & Communion Coordinator: TBD

BEREAVEMENT

MINISTRY SAFE

PRAYER AND CARE TEAM

The Committee on Staff Parish Relations, Trustees, and The Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development are organized in classes spanning three years. A person is elected to the committee for a three-year term. Each year on December 31st, the people listed in that year’s class rotate off the committee, and new ones come on. The United Methodist Book of Discipline specifies the Committee on Finance and the Administrative Council members. The Chairperson for each committee, except the Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development, where the Pastor is the Chair, is elected annually. The remaining positions also have a one-year commitment that can be renewed yearly.

¶244.3 The pastor shall be the administrative officer and, as such, shall be an ex officio member of all conferences, boards, councils, commissions, committees, and task forces. 

You may find a current copy of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church on the bookshelf in the church office.