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Our church bylaws describe our deacons this way:
In accordance with the teachings of the New Testament, Deacons are to be servants of the Church. Their task is to serve with the Pastor and Ministerial Staff in performing the ministries of the Church, including worship, evangelism, spiritual formation, social ministry, and missions. They shall be responsible for the review and approval of items of business warranting the attention of the Church. At their regular monthly or called meetings, the Deacons shall also consider reports and requests from the Church Council, Standing Committees, Teams, and Church members before presenting them to the Church during a business session.Article III, Section E
Our church bylaws define several standing committees
This Committee shall prepare and submit a budget to the Church for action; develop, recommend, and execute an appropriate stewardship plan for meeting the approved budget; and oversee expenditures according to sound principles of finances.
This Committee shall coordinate the staffing of all Church leadership positions that are filled by volunteers except Deacons, Trustees and Standing Committees.
This Committee shall recommend to the Church for employment of Ministerial Staff members as referred to in Article III, Section C, Par. 1c. Ministerial Staff other than the Pastor shall be terminated as referred to in Article III, Section C, Par. 1d.
This Committee shall employ and/or terminate Operational Staff as referred to in Article III, Section D. This Committee shall be responsible for setting and administering personnel policies. This Committee’s tasks shall include determining personnel needs, salaries and benefits, and shall prepare job descriptions. Yearly evaluations of staff should be done in the summer by the appropriate supervisor before the new Personnel Committee takes shape in September. The Pastor should evaluate the Ministerial and Office Staff.
This Committee shall assist the Church in matters related to the administration of Church properties including purchase, maintenance, and policies regarding use. Oversight of any building project should be carried out by a project manager appointed by the Properties Committee. The project manager will report to the Pastor and Chair of the Properties Committee.
This Committee shall have the responsibility of reviewing regularly the Constitution and Bylaws, recommending revisions and additions deemed necessary, and interpreting provisions upon request.
This Committee shall have the responsibility of filling the positions of all committee members, (including chairpersons, if needed) for the new Church year (beginning each September) as members rotate off a three (3) year service period. The Committee on Committees is comprised of the seven (7) Deacons that rotate off active service at the beginning of a new Church year.
This Committee shall have the responsibility of the extended planning for facilities and Church property. This Committee will consult with the Church staff, the Deacon body, and Properties Committee regarding ministry needs, long-range planning, and future property development. This Committee shall give a yearly report during a Church business conference.
A list of all Ministry Teams and job descriptions is available in the Church office.