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How We Are Organized

St. James United Methodist Church Organizational Structure

Church Conference:

Church Membership
District Superintendent
Pastor

Church Council:

Lay Leader
Lay Member to Conference
Administrative Team Chairs
Ministry Team Chairs
Pastor
Leadership Staff:

Worship and Music Director
Youth Representative
Secretary
Church Treasurer
UMW President

Members at Large

Administrative Teams:

Finance

Chair
Financial Secretary
Asst. Financial Secretary
Treasurer
Stewardship Rep.
Pastor
Lay Team Rep.
Board of Trustees Rep.
Auditor
Committee Members

Committee on Lay Leadership (Nominations)

Pastor (Chair)
Church Secretary (Serves as secretary)
Lay Leader
Committee Members
Staff Parish Relations

Staff Parish Relations

Chair
Lay Leaders Rep.
Lay Member
Committee Members

Trustees

Chair
Vice Chair
Secretary
Committee Members
Parsonage Committee

Trustee Rep.
Committee Members
(Pastor’s Spouse)
SPRC Rep.

Ministry Teams:

Education Ministries
Youth Ministries
Worship and Music

Music/Choir
Media Team
Altar Guild
Communion
Acolytes
Ushers

Outreach Ministries
Dinner Ministry Team

Focus - Working Together

At St. James, most committees meet on the same night, once a month. (We usually meet on the second Wednesday of the month.) Everyone meets together for a brief time of devotions, to help us focus on the mission of the church. It was from this need for us to focus on our true mission that the term Focus Night was derived.

After devotions, we break into the various committees to meet separately. These meetings are open to anyone in the church, and their agendas are posted prior to each meeting. This also allows the committees to work more effectively together.

After the committee meetings, the Team/Committee chairs return to a Church Council meeting, where they report the decisions of their groups and, if required, present issues that require Council decision.

The Church Council is the main decision making body of our church. The actual voting members of the Council are: the Pastor, Lay Leader, and all Team/Committee chairs.

As with committees, the meetings are open to anyone to anyone, and are an excellent way of becoming informed of the decisions being made.

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