Governance Committees

Committee on Lay Leadership

The Committee on Lay Leadership serves as the eyes and ears of the church in helping to identify and nominate members of the congregation in church leadership roles (besides employed staff.) Members of this committee are elected annually. Members of this committee must be sensitive to the leadership needs of the church and be able to discern the gifts,  skills, and experience of the people in the congregation. In short the committee’s responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and nominating lay persons in the congregation for leadership positions (not including employed staff positions)
  • Developing and carrying out leadership conferences in the church which aim to train leaders, check on the status of ministries, and update ministry leaders on new administrative developments of the church

Staff Parish Relations Committee

The SPRC serves as the liaison between the congregation and its staff and clergy. Members of this committee are elected annually. The SPRC is similar to a Human Resources department in other organizations. The committee’s responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the hiring process of permanent staff.
  • Providing periodical status reports of staff’s performance.
  • Recommending needed staff positions and developing written job descriptions and titles for associate pastors and staff.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee develops and executes a coordinated plan of fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for the church. The committee’s responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the church’s financial health.
  • Performing the annual audit.
  • Providing financial direction for the church.
  • Communicating the church’s financial condition to the congregation in periodic Town Hall meetings.

Administrative Board

The Admin Board serves as a governing body for the church and is entrusted with overall guidance of the church. Its members consist of the heads of each committee named above. The committee’s responsibilities include:

  • Helping to make important decisions for the church through a voting process.
  • Facilitating the ministries of the church.