Guidelines for Church Officers & Committees

Church Leadership Team »

  • The Church Leadership Team is the voice of the church.
  • Membership is made up of chairs of leadership areas, those office that UMC Discipline state must serve on CLT, and members at Large.
  • The CLT hears reports, request, and needs of the leadership area.
  • They also set all church policies.

Lay Leader/Assist Lay Leader »

  • They are the liaison between laity and the staff.
  • They assist the Pastor in worship.
  • They lead worship in the absence of the Pastor.
  • They lead a “Laity Sunday Worship” made up of all laity.
  • They help in leading the church to fulfill her vision.

Staff-Parish Relations »

  • They are the liaison between the staff and the church.
  • They are responsible for all hiring/dismissing of church staff.
  • They make recommendations to the Bishop concerning the appointment of Pastoral leadership.
  • They work with staff concerning ministry of the church.

Trustees »

  • They are the legal voice of the church.
  • They are responsible for the building, grounds, and the parsonage.
  • They maintain the church buildings and parsonage through two sub committees building and grounds/parsonage.
  • They receive all benevolences left to the church and fulfill all requests made by donors on how funds are used.

Finance »

  • They receive request from committees and groups for line items in the budget.
  • They formulate a budget from requests and present it to the CLC for approval.
  • They then are charged with the responsibility of raising the funds to meet the budget.

Missions »

  • They work with local, national, and world missions.
  • They help develop ways we can minister to people in need in our community.
  • They support Conference mission’s projects and United Methodist missions around the world.
  • They share mission’s programs with the church.
  • They also work with Congregational Care Team.

Evangelism »

  • They are responsible for reaching out to visitors to our church.
  • They are responsible for follow up on prospects.
  • They work with Worship Committee on making sure visitors are welcomed.
  • They are responsible for soul-winning outreach of the church.
  • They are responsible for all Evangelist programs/workshops for the church.

Worship »

  • They work with the Pastor to formulate the order of worship.
  • They are responsible for set up of Holy Communion.
  • They are responsible for coming up with ideas for ways to worship.
  • They are responsible for all special/seasonal worship services.
  • They work with Evangelism Committee on welcoming visitors to our church.

Communication »

  • They keep congregation informed on what is going on.
  • They work with Web-Master on church web site.
  • They make sure that church activities are advertised.
  • They help with sound and audio for worship.

Youth Team »

  • Work with the youth to plan their program and ministry
  • To be a support system for the over all youth program
  • To work with Staff/Lay leadership working with youth

Education Team »

  • The Education Council is responsible for planning and implementing settings in which children, youth, and adults can seek to know God and discover ways to live as Christian disciples.
  • Convene the ministry team for Christian education and/or nurture
  • Plan and evaluate settings for teaching, learning such as Sunday School, Small Groups
  • Recruit/ identify and equip effective leaders for each class, small group or event
  • Identify and supply needed resources
  • Keep open dialogue with teachers by providing quarterly meetings
  • Women’s and Men’s ministries.

Children’s Team »

  • Advocate for the children of the church
  • Organize special events such as Promotion Sunday, Winterfest, Advent, Lent, Vacation Bible School, Mission projects
  • Provide volunteers for Children’s Church
  • Assist with children’s choir

Hospitality Team »

  • Responsible for Door step ministry.
  • Responsible for Church picnic.
  • Responsible for fellowship meals.
  • Responsible for family ministry events.
  • Responsible for Greeters.

Congregational Care Team »

  • Prayer Chain, funeral meals, Angel Food Ministry, Hospitality and home bound visitation, prayer shawl ministry, helping hands, Care Note ministry.

Clothes Closet Board »

  • See Leadership Members of the Clothes Closet to be informed on duties.

Cooking Crew »

  • Create and develop policy and procedures for the kitchen.
  • Oversee the financial responsibilities of the kitchen funds.
  • Responsible for all equipment and supplies for the kitchen.
  • Preparation and provision of church meals and other events that are requested.

Building Team »

  • This team works together to develop plans for future building projects for KUMC.