On Thursday, July 25, 2019, we voted unanimously with all present at a church conference to move to a new model for our Administrative Committees called the “Accountable Leadership Board” or “ALB”.
The Accountable Leadership Board (ALB) will have 10-12 members, including:
- 1 Chairperson
- 1 Vice-Chairperson
- 2 Staff Parish Representatives
- 2 Finance Representatives
- 2 Trustee Representatives
- 1 Lay Leader
- 1-3 At-Large Members
This one team will replace the staff parish, finance, lay leadership, and trustees committees. There would also be a Properties Team that would still oversee the upkeep and maintenance of our building/property.
The ALB will be selected by Sept. 30, 2019, as per the motion that we passed, and would assume full responsibility on Jan 1, 2020, and will be commissioned on the weekend of January 4/5, 2020 in all worship services.
Persons selected to serve on the ALB should demonstrate spiritual maturity, desire to make new disciples of Jesus Christ, have a track record of regular ministry service and a history of generous giving (which represents personal investment in Still Waters’ mission). The Lay Leadership Committee, with the approval of the District Superintendent, will present the list of ALB candidates as per UMC policy, to the Church Conference.
If you are a member of Still Waters Church and interested in applying to be on the ALB, feel free to see Pastor Lori with questions or pick up an Application in the church office, or Pastor Lori can email you an electronic copy. All applications are due August 18, 2019.