Role and responsibilities of leadership positions:
The Treasurer/Secretary shall keep accurate minutes or records of all meetings of the Congregation and the Official Board, and provide for these minutes to be reviewed and approved by their respective bodies. The Treasurer/Secretary shall record attendance for the Official Board meetings. The Treasurer/Secretary shall receive all income of the Congregation, pay all accounts of the Congregation as authorized by the budget or special action of the Official Board when such items are not included in the budget, provide accurate records of all expenditures, make written reports at least quarterly to the Official Board and provide for an annual review (or audit if requested by the Official Board) of both income and expenditures for presentation to the Official Board within 120 days after the end of each fiscal year. The Treasurer/Secretary shall furnish a fidelity bond, the expense of which is to be paid by the Church. The Treasurer/Secretary shall serve as a member of any committee designated by the Official Board with responsibility over financial matters and perform the duties of Treasurer in conformance to standard financial management practices and policies established by any committee designated by the Official Board with responsibility over financial matters.
Board Members at-large serve a two year term. The Board is responsible for conducting the business affairs of the Congregation; providing for the planning, coordination, research, evaluation and implementation of the work and activities of the Congregation; and considering and adopting policies. The Board is also responsible for the development and implementation of an organizational structure to coordinate the work and activities of the ministers, staff and laity of the Congregation, utilizing such divisions, committees, advisory boards, ministries, subsidiary entities and organizations as the Official Board may from time to time establish by resolution. Additionally, the Official Board may terminate or realign any such existing divisions, committees, advisory boards, ministries, subsidiary entities and organizations from time to time. The Official Board shall provide a forum for creative and constructive discussion of the Congregation's work, and oversee planning for the future of the Congregation.
Elders serve a three year term. Persons serving in the position of Elder shall be mature Christians who shall have demonstrated leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). To be eligible to serve as a member of the Board of Elders, a person shall have been a Participating Member of the Congregation for at least two years. The Board of Elders primarily shall be responsible for the spiritual life and development of the Congregation, preside at the Lord's Table, assist and share with the ministers in theconduct of pastoral functions and provide supportive counsel for the ministers regarding the spiritual life and development of the Congregation.
Deacons serve a three year term. Deacons shall be responsible for the maintenance and growth of the Congregation through its individual members and corporate life in witness to the community and the world. Every other year, the Deacons shall choose one of their members to serve as the Chair of the Deacons. Deacons shall serve at the Lord's Table, and shall assist the Elders in performing their pastoral functions.