Committee on Ministry
About Committee on Ministry
The Committee on Ministry is outlined in the Bylaws, Section 15. The Committee on Ministry
Section 1. The Committee on Ministry shall be comprised of four (4) members, serving staggered two-year terms. No members shall serve more than two consecutive terms. Two (2) members will be appointed to the Committee on Ministry each year. One member will be chosen by the Minister from a list of three (3) active church members submitted by the Board of Trustees. One (1) member will be chosen by the Board of Trustees from a list of three active church members submitted by the Minister.
Section 2. The Committee on Ministry shall have a chair nominated by the Committee members and approved by the Board of Trustees.
Section 3. Vacancies in the Committee on Ministry occurring in unexpired terms shall be filled by the Board of Trustees, in consultation with the Minister.
Section 4. The purpose of the Committee on Ministry is to strengthen the quality of ministry within the congregation. The Committee on Ministry focuses on all aspects of the congregation’s shared and professional ministry.
- the Committee shall meet regularly in a non-crisis, goal-oriented manner with an agenda to explore the various concerns and challenges of the Minster/Congregation relationship and the Congregation’s own role and agreed-responsibility in shared ministry.
- the Committee shall assist and support the Minister in his/her plans for professional development, continuing education, sabbaticals, etc. The Committee shall alert the Board to any emerging concerns between the Minister and Congregation.
- consult with the Minister and submit an annual compensation recommendation to the Board of Trustees; and
- the Committee shall promote and facilitate healthy relationships in all aspects of professional and shared ministry. The committee shall receive, investigate and respond to all matters affecting the shared ministry of the congregation and the professional ministries. The Committee shall alert the Board to any emerging concerns.