Administrative Council

The Administrative Council (Church Council) is the governing body responsible for the overall ministry of the local church. By establishing the vision of the congregation, the council can then help to order and implement the various ministry opportunities. The chairs of the various committees and other church group leaders sit on the council.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees supervises and maintains all church property, equipment, furnishings, and investments, so that the ministries of the congregation can be effective. It is responsible, in conjunction with the pastor, for all use of the church buildings and grounds.

Finance Committee

The goal of the ministry of finance is to fund ministries that nurture persons in their faith. The finance system in the congregation will raise, manage, and disperse the funds of the congregation that help realize the mission and vision of the church.

Staff-Parish Relations Committee

The Staff-Parish Relations Committee oversees the pastor and staff of the local church. By advocating for the pastor and staff and helping to interpret their roles and ministries, the SPRC supports and nurtures the whole congregation.

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee strives to be the hands and feet of Christ in our church and in our community. Members plan and carry out the congregation’s mission, service, and witness ministries.

Worship Committee

The worship ministry of the local church is often the first, if not only, entry point for people seeking to establish a relationship with God in a Christian community. The ways in which we worship and honor God set a tone for the overall ministry of the church.

Nominations (Lay Leadership) Committee

The heart of local church ministry is in its lay leadership. Identifying, developing, deploying, and evaluating Christian spiritual leaders who serve from their strengths and gifts are key to the life and vitality of the congregation.


The content on this page is adapted from the United Methodist Church Guidelines resource booklets (Copyright 2008 by Cokesbury, used by permission). More information about the purpose and workings of the committees can be found in these booklets, which are available in the the church office.