The Board and the Ministers form the leadership team of the congregation. Both are accountable to the congregation: the Board through elections and the Ministers team through Call.
The Board is responsible for governance, it holds fiduciary responsibility for the congregation, and is responsible for creating policy. The Ministers are responsible for empowering and facilitating the congregation to do ministry, and for the day to day management and administration of the ministries and programs of the church.
The spiritual responsibilities of the Board include having an open, consultative and broad-based approach in leadership while making inspired and insightful decision making, creating policy, engaging in the discernment of the Church’s direction and showing reverence and empathy for all members of the congregation in providing a vision for the entire congregation.
Together the Board and the Ministers guide the congregation in discerning the vision and articulating the mission through a spirit of open conversation and broad participatory decision-making practices in facilitating strategic planning, setting goals and overall directions, and stewardship.
The Board delegates some of its work to Board Committees. Board committees include (but are not limited to) Finance, Board of Trustees, Ministry & Personnel, Stewardship, and Property and Maintenance. All members and adherents are encouraged to participate on committees as per their gifts and passions.