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Staff and Leadership




The Leadership Team Coordinator oversees the operation of the Leadership Team.



The Christian Education Area shall plan, coordinate, and direct the Christian education programs of the church. It shall provide experiences that enable persons to increase their effectiveness in extending the ministry of Christ to today’s world. The team shall:

a. Staff and evaluate the church school program and other formal study classes of the church.

b. Initiate, oversee, and evaluate activity, and Christian education programs for groups such as

children, youth, and young adults. This includes Vacation Bible School, summer camps, retreats, and family nights youth activities.

c. Recommend and oversee the ordering of teaching materials.

d. Enlist a librarian and oversee the library program.

e. Appoint a nursery coordinator and oversee the nursery.



Develop and maintain external communication venues such as website, radio, social media, e-mail, print, video, etc. to communicate church information and activities.

a. Keep information current on different venues

b. Plan community announcements

c. Coordinate announcements with established media

d. Work with other leadership team members to promote their activities



The evangelism Area shall direct, encourage and plan activities involved with bringing new persons to Christ, establishing them as new members, and deepening their connections with the congregation. They shall conduct appropriate forms of evangelism, including personal visitations, active listening, fellowship, education, and special events. The Area shall:

a. Introduce the Church of the Brethren.

b. Plans “meet and greet” with visitors.

c. Establish communications with visitors and new members.

d. Encourage the discovery and development of their gifts and talents given by God.

e. Make special effort to include them in church activities.

f. Listen to the culture and relate the spiritual needs back to the church.

g. Establish mentorship with the pastor.



The facilities area shall plan the wise use and development of the property resources of the congregation so that they may enable and equip the church for mission. Its work is never mere maintenance.

The area shall:

a. Be responsible for the care, protection, insurance, and maintenance of all church property.

b. Coordinate the usage of the church facilities by church and non-church groups.

c. Recommend to the leadership team in conjunction with the pastor, for custodial and maintenance service. Service providers will be supervised by the Pastor.



The fellowship team shall include planning, preparing and serving fellowship meals for the congregation and the monitoring of the kitchen.

a. The team will also be in charge of cleaning the kitchen after meals and keeping the cups, refrigerator, freezer and pantry clean. The team will monitor all food brought into the kitchen or pantry to watch for expiration dates and dispose of the food that has expired.

b. The team will work with families to prepare funeral meals, and with the “Dinner Bells”, who prepare meals for families who have illness in the home.

c. The team will arrange Wednesday Night suppers.

d. The team will work with groups to plan and organize special events such as Valentine’s Dinner, Mother/Daughter or Father/Son Dinner, Annual Birthday Party, and annual Church Picnic.

e. The team will also be responsible for keeping supplies, such as paper product, cleaning supplies, coffee, tea and lemonade on hand for meals or party occasions.

f. The team will monitor the use of the kitchen for non-member organizations or groups who want to use the facility.



The finance and administration team shall include planning for the wise use and development of the financial resources of the congregation, individually and corporately, so that they may be dedicated to the Lord. The team shall:

a. Nominate a treasurer, assistant and a financial secretary and assistant, who are to be approved by the leadership team and the congregational business meeting.

b. Plan every-member-enlistment experiences to challenge the congregation in the commitment of financial resources.

c. Encourage the use of and provide offering envelopes.

d. Give guidelines and assemble budget requests from the teams, groups, and other committees, and the deacon body team. Prepare a preliminary annual budget for submission to the leadership team.

e. Keep the congregation informed as to its current financial condition.

g. Educate the congregation in regard to financial stewardship issues.

h. Consult with the endowment fund committee to make recommendations on the distribution of undesignated income from that fund.



The outreach/mission Area shall direct the congregation’s witness to manifest God’s kingdom of love, justice, peace, security, and freedom. Its work is to assist the church to serve as one of God’s instruments in dealing with the social problems and needs of the community, the nation, and the world. The Area


a. Involve the congregation and provide community leadership in action and education in the areas of peace, international relations, political life, economic life, racial justice, religious freedom, simple living, temperance, and work with local community organizations who are engaged in such projects.

b. Publicize and participate in Church of the Brethren activities such as Brethren Volunteer Service, disaster relief, Disaster Child Care, and other service projects.

c. Work with the District to assist new or struggling congregations within the Church of the Brethren.

d. Join with community churches in shared ministries and projects.



The spiritual life development area shall plan, coordinate, and direct the spiritual life development programs of the church. It shall provide experiences that enable persons to increase their effectiveness in extending the ministry of Christ to today’s world. The team shall:

a. Staff and evaluate the church school program and other formal study classes of the church.

b. Initiate, oversee, and evaluate special study, activity, and spiritual life development programs for groups such as women, men, older adults, and winter residents. This includes retreats, and family nights adult activities.

c. Recommend and oversee the ordering of teaching materials.



The worship area shall assist the pastoral staff in planning and providing various worship experiences and help foster the spiritual life of the congregation. The team shall:

a. Establish committees which will enhance the worship experience such as music, ushers, sound, and lighting, A/V (audio video), celebration center, greeters, name tags and others.

b. Secure pulpit speakers in the absence of the pastor.

c. Plan and evaluate special programs such as a Bible conference, seasonal events, musical, and historical celebrations.

d. Encourage persons who give evidence of potential for set-apart and other church-related ministries.

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