The current system is not working<br />Ministries are falling through the cracks- no one to lead them<br />Many Session members still functioning as Team Leads<br />People are hesitant to join a “team”, as the job seems too large and daunting<br />Why make a change?<br /><ul><li>There is frustration over the lack of function
A desire to expand congregational participation and leadership, in order to further empower members to claim their Christian vocation</li></li></ul><li>Create a system that:<br />Organization Goals<br /><ul><li>Is both accountable and fluid
Allows the vision of God as discerned by the Session and the congregation to be the guiding principle of all CPC ministries
Expands the congregational ownership, leadership and participation in the ministries of CPC – Empowering Our Members
Allows active Elders to be the permission-giving, vision-based leaders not the doers
Is able to provide for both the ongoing ministries and help develop new ministries (including short term)</li></li></ul><li>What will it look like?<br /><ul><li>Based on the “Trinity of Relationships” explored in the Unbinding Your Heart study
Elders Team together (3 panels of 3 Elders) to coordinate relationship areas.
The current ministry team structure will be divided into smaller “tasks” and reallocate to relationship areas
Ideas for new ministries (from congregation members) would be referred to the Elder relationship area panel (and the full Session if necessary) for review as to whether they fit into CPC’s current mission/vision</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>If approved, the Elder panel will identify a task leader to create a taskforce for implementing the program
If no leader or volunteers can be found for an approved taskforce, the program is not implemented</li></li></ul><li>The Trinity of Relationships<br />Relationship with those within the Christian Community<br />Relationship<br />With God<br />Relationship with those Outside the Christian Community<br />
Organization/Responsibility Chart<br />Jesus<br />God has put all things under the Lordship of Jesus Christ<br />and has made Christ Head of the Church, which is his body.<br />Session<br />Clerk, Pastor (Moderator), 9 Elders<br />Establish and continually review church vision<br />Continually review ministries to maintain vision focus<br />Review/approve ideas for new ministries or events referred by Elder Relationship Area Panel<br />Review reports prior to the Stated Meeting – discuss only action items and new ministries<br />Pastor<br />Head of Staff<br />Board of<br />Deacons<br />Elder Relationship Area Panel (3 panels total)<br />3 Elders<br />Continually review existing ministries<br />Review ideas for new ministries<br />Approve, disapprove or refer to full Session as required<br />Recruit Task Leaders and members for ministries in assigned area<br />Provide Task Leaders with parameters, goals, budget, schedule<br />Receive reports from Task Leaders, assist in issue resolution, forward to Session<br />Continual review of leader assignments for on-going tasks<br />Administrative<br />Assistant<br />Director of<br />Music<br />Task Force (for each identified task or ministry)<br />Use parameters provided by Elder Relationship Area Panel to “run with” the idea<br />Task Leader:<br />Recruit congregation members to assist or fill in sub-task areas<br />Provide regular reports of status & issues to Elder Relationship Area Panel<br />Document procedures, plans, contacts, schedule & costs for future reference<br />
Organization ‘Roll-Out’ and Transition<br /><ul><li>Reorganization is given preliminary approval for presentation to the congregation at this meeting
Elder liaisons of will present currently active ministry teams with this new structure at their regularly scheduled or special called team meeting
Explain new process and what it means for them
Identify current “Task Leaders” or open positions
Re-org. taskforce members will attend to assist if desired</li></li></ul><li>‘Roll-Out’ and Transition Cont.<br /><ul><li>Re-org Taskforce will host a series of informational meetings for the congregation</li></ul>Sunday, Sept. 20th @ 9:45 am & 12 pm<br />Monday, Sept. 21st @ 7:30 pm <br />Wednesday, Sept. 23rd @ 10 am<br />Thursday, Sept. 24th @ 7:30 pm<br />
‘Roll-Out’ and Transition Cont.<br />Re-org Taskforce will consider any suggestions given during informational meetings and bring a final proposal to the October Stated meeting of Session<br />Elders grouped into 3 Relationship Area Panels- Think about where you are called to serve<br />Panels’ first task is to find Task Leaders for open positions in existing programs <br />Each Panel will establish its own process and schedule for reviewing task/ministry requests, continuous review of existing programs, receiving reports, and resolving action items<br /><ul><li>Feedback of “how it’s going” will be a standing Session agenda item
Full review and consideration of changes to be done at June 14, 2010 Session meeting</li></li></ul><li>Forms to be used:<br /><ul><li>Ministry Initiation Form
Completed by congregation member or group desiring to implement a new ministry, event or “task”
Includes guidelines for Task Leaders on the information that should be documented
Can be passed on to future leaders of the ministry task to minimize “reinventing the wheel”</li></li></ul><li>Task Identification<br /><ul><li>Ministry Taskforces identified through currently responsible ministry teams</li></ul>Relationship with those within the Christian Community<br />Relationship<br />With God<br /><ul><li>Reallocated into three “Relationship Areas”</li></ul>Relationship with those Outside the Christian Community<br />
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