Ministry of Trustees
This ministry oversees management of the properties God has entrusted to the congregation. This includes supervising and maintaining both the physical property and the congregational gifts made so that all the ministries can be effective and all legal requirements related to the property and church entity are satisfied. The groups included in the Ministry of Trustees are Finance, Property and Stewardship.
This team focuses on the day to day administration of finances. The Minister of Trustees leads the monthly meeting and is responsible for tracking the overall budget. Other members of the team are the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Pastor. They identify any issues or trends and are responsible to the Church Council and congregation.
The Finance team benefits from having one or more of the spiritual gifts of servant-hood, helping, discernment, leadership, administration, and generosity. Team members should show evidence of prior effective ministry leadership, especially in the area of stewardship of assets, and should exhibit evidence of active and growing discipleship.
These teams have oversight and care of all church property, buildings, and equipment to sustain and further the mission of the church. This work is done in consultation with the pastor and volunteers. Team members and volunteers from the congregation work together and complete tasks that beautify and maintain our building and property, set up the church for special events, and complete special maintenance of church property, such as painting.
Useful knowledge and skills for the participants are knowledge of project and property management, ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages, and the ability to work with other ministry leaders to complete projects, such as interior and exterior maintenance, carpentry, and other skilled trades.
This team administers the annual congregational pledging event and throughout the year finds and develops ways that the church can be good stewards of all gifts (volunteer time and financial) and any grants.
Useful spiritual gifts for this team are interest in leading fund-raising activities, grant finding and writing experience, the ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages and the ability to work with other ministry leaders.