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Church Council

“The Church Council is the primary way in which a church is organized for ministry. “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....Nurture, Outreach, Witness, and Resourcing – these are the functions of a congregation in ministry.” π252

The Church Council also includes people who represent the program ministries of the church as outlined in π243. The membership includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. Chairperson of the church council;

  2.  Lay leader;

  3. Chairperson (or representative) of the pastor-parish relations committee;

  4. Chairperson of the committee on finance

  5.  Chairperson of the board of trustees

  6.  Church treasurer

  7. Lay member to annual conference

  8. Representative of the UMW

  9. Representative of the UMM

  10. Representative of the UMYF

  11. Pastor

  12.  Representatives of the nurture, outreach, and witness ministries of the church

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