Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Leadership

The Administrative Board is the administrative body of the church.  It will meet bi-monthly — February, April, June, August, October, and if needed, December.  It will also meet as needed with 10 days’ notice.  At its first meeting on the third Tuesday of February, the Board will decide the date/time of its regular meetings.  Members of the Administrative Board also make up the body of the Charge Conference of the local church.  The Charge Conference is the legal body of the local congregation, meeting once-a-year and as called with 10 days’ notice and written permission of the District Superintendent.

The Trustees serve as the coordinating body of the church.  It is made up of the age-level personnel, on-going church ministries’ personnel, Worship, Mission/Outreach personnel, and evangelism personnel.  It will meet Bi-monthly — January, March, May, July, September, and November, and as needed.  COM members (Chairmen of Committees) are members of the Administrative Board.  The COM will present to the Administrative Board a report and any ncessary motions needed for administration.

For immediate actions required, the Executive Committee shall act on behalf of the Administrative Board (Administrative Board Chair, Co-Lay Leaders, Finance Chairperson, and Recording Secretary, with the pastor as a non-voting ex-officio member).

For a complete list of the Adminisistrative Board, Trustees, and Committees Click Here.

Safe Sanctuary

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”

‘If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were fastened around your neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.’” (Matthew 18:5-6)

When the disciples tried to keep children away from Jesus, he instructed them to let them come.  Jesus welcomed and included children and lifted them up as examples to the faithful.  He warned against putting anything in their path that would cause them to stumble.
The church continues to welcome children, knowing that for some it may be the only place where they will experience God’s unconditional love and grace.  As Christians, we take our responsibilities to children and youth very seriously.  When we neglect to take adequate precautions to protect them from abuse while in our care, we fail in our responsibilities as Christians.  It is unlikely that we can completely prevent child abuse in every situation, but we are committed to providing as safe and secure an environment for all children and those who participate in the ministries and activities sponsored by our church as possible.
This policy will be posted in the nursery, Sunday School office, and any room utilized for youth ministries.
For more on our safe sanctuary policy, please click on the following link: Safe Sanctuary Policy.