There are a variety of committees at Christ Church that oversee various aspects of our life together; volunteers were appointed and confirmed to serve on these committees during the last Charge Conference. We invite members of our congregation to pray for these volunteers as they seek to serve God through their faithful service to the church.

Congregants are welcome to observe any committee meetings, and all committee meetings are open with the exception of the Committee of Staff-Parish Relations, which is closed to respect confidentiality concerns. If you would like to speak at a committee meeting, contact the committee’s chairperson beforehand. Please check the online church calendar, or call the office, to verify the meeting time and room on any given month as details are subject to change based on the life of the church.

Additional Resources

2017 Leadership Booklet


Meets as called by Chair

Establishes the agenda of Church Council meetings; deals with emergency situations as they arise; reports its decisions to the Church Council and is accountable for those. The membership of the Executive Council is as follows:

  • Executive Council Chair, Vice Chair and Past Chair;
  • Trustees, Finance, SPRC, Vision & Planning, and Endowment Chairs;
  • Nominations Vice Chair;
  • Christ Church School Representative;
  • Christ Church Treasurer;
  • and the members of the Executive Staff (Chappell Temple, Michelle Hall, Dan Conway, Mike Whang, and Roland Huysman).
Committee Responsibilities

The church council serves as the principle governing and administrative body of Christ United Methodist Church, giving oversight to all of its ministries and programs in order to provide for a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resources. It is accountable to the membership of our congregation through the annual charge conference.

Committee Composition & Term Length

This committee is composed of persons of spiritual maturity who love the church, are morally disciplined, and are loyal to the values and stated mission of our congregation. The membership shall likewise consist of persons who represent the program ministries of the church–including the lay leader; pastors; chairpersons of the committee on staff-parish relations, the committee on finance, and the board of trustees; church treasurer; lay members of the Annual Conference; and representatives of the United Methodist Men, the United Methodist Women, young adults, and youth; and other positions as deemed helpful.

Time Commitments

Members will be called to quarterly meetings on the dates below, each with duration of approximately one hour thirty minutes. The annual charge conference will be held sometime in the last quarter of the year with a date and time to be announced by the Southwest District Superintendent.

Meets quarterly on Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 pm

 

Preferred Skills / Characteristics / Attributes / Spiritual Gifts

  • Actively involved in the life of the church
  • Spiritually mature and constantly seeking God’s will for Christ Church
  • Ability to see God’s work across the church’s ministries as a whole
  • Spiritual gifts: wise decision-making, leadership, encouragement

Questions? Contact Chair, Justin Flint

Board Responsibilities

As a trustee, you will supervise and maintain all property belonging to the church (property, grounds, equipment, investments, and resources) so that the ministries of the congregation can be effective. Other activities include, but are not limited to, trust fund administration, insurance management, and annual reporting.

Board Composition & Term Length

The board of trustees is composed of not more than nine members and no fewer than three. In order to ensure continuity and experience, members are divided into three classes (designated by year) with an equal number in each class. Every year, one new class is elected to serve a three-year term, with the oldest member class rotating off the committee. The board of trustees elects its own chairperson. Two-thirds of the board must be members of Christ Church, and the chairperson of the board must be a member of Christ Church. A majority of the members of the board of trustees constitute a quorum.

Time Commitments

Members will be called to approximately 12 meetings between January and December each year, each with duration of approximately 1 to 2 hours. You may also be called upon outside of the structured meeting times for 2 hours over the course of the year for execution of your responsibilities outside of the committee’s meetings.

Meets monthly, 2nd Mondays at 7 pm

Preferred Skills / Characteristics / Attributes / Spiritual Gifts

  • Actively involved in the life of the church
  • Has an appreciable knowledge of finance and accounting to assist investment decisions, insurance risk management, etc.
  • Spiritual gifts: administration, leadership, wisdom

Questions? Contact Chair, Mark Huffer.

Committee Responsibilities

United Methodist congregations give the committee on staff-parish relations (SPRC) the responsibility for administering the relationship between staff, congregation, and the district superintendent so that the mission of the church moves forward. Activities include but are not limited to pastor and staff encouragement, church unity, and staff details (job descriptions, time management, evaluations, continuing education, benefits, and personnel policies).

Committee Composition & Term Length

The SPRC is composed of not more than nine members–in addition to the lay leader and lay members of the annual conference–and is composed of no less than five members. In order to ensure continuity and experience, members are divided into three classes (designated by year) with an equal number in each class. Every year, one new class is elected to serve a three-year term, with the oldest member class rotating off the committee. One member shall be a young adult, and one member may be a youth. The SPRC shall meet in closed session, and information shared in the SPRC shall be confidential. The SPRC shall meet only with the knowledge of the pastor and/or the district superintendent.

Time Commitments

The SPRC shall meet at least quarterly. Additional committee meetings may be called by the bishop, the district superintendent, the pastor, any other person accountable to the committee, or the chairperson of the committee. Each meeting will have a duration of approximately 1 to 2 hours. You may be called upon outside of the structured meeting times for 2 to 20 hours over the course of the year for execution of your responsibilities outside of the committee’s meetings.

Meets quarterly on Sunday evenings, 6 pm

 

Preferred Skills / Characteristics / Attributes / Spiritual Gifts

  • Actively involved in the life of the church
  • Needs to operate with compassion, openness, mutual respect, trust, and confidentiality
  • Needs to maintain a reasonable level of diversity, and each person should represent or relate to various constituencies in the church
  • Spiritual gifts: discernment, exhortation, wisdom

Questions? Contact Chair, Robert Coffman.

Committee Responsibilities

This committee serves throughout the year to guide the church council on matters regarding financial stewardship of the church’s financial resources. Activities include, but are not limited to, budgeting; counting, depositing and dispersing funds; and audit functions.

Committee Composition & Term Length

The committee on finance is composed of the chairperson, the pastor(s), lay members of the annual conference, the chairperson of the church council, the chairperson or a representative of the committee on staff-parish relations, a representative of the board of trustees elected by the trustees, the chairperson of stewardship, the lay leader, the financial secretary, the treasurer, the church business administrator, and other members to be added as the charge conference may determine. The financial secretary, treasurer, and church business administrator, if paid employees, shall be members without vote. In order to ensure continuity and experience, members are divided into three classes (designated by year) with an equal number in each class. Every year, one new class is elected to serve a three-year term, with the oldest member class rotating off the committee.

Time Commitments

Members will be called to approximately 12 meetings between January and December each year, each with duration of approximately 1 to 2 hours. Also, members may be called to participate in counting the offering approximately every 4th to 6thSunday, for approximately 90 minutes. You may be called upon outside of the structured meeting times for 2 to 3 hours over the course of the year for execution of your responsibilities outside of the committee meetings.

Meets monthly, 3rd Mondays at 7 pm

Preferred Skills / Characteristics / Attributes / Spiritual Gifts

  • Actively involved in the life of the church
  • Has an appreciable personal knowledge of finance and accounting in general, and analysis of data
  • Spiritual gifts: administration, helping, wisdom

Questions? Contact Chair, Jeff Thomas.

Usually meets on the 1st Monday of the month at 7 pm

Members of the task force will make a study of our worship facilities to determine if a new contemporary worship space is needed. They will also focus on the second floor of our sanctuary building and after study and review, recommend options to our Board of Trustees and Church Council regarding a refurbishment of that important area of the church, along with other capital improvements that might be considered in a financial campaign.

Questions? Contact Chair, Justin Flint.

Committee Responsibilities

This committee identifies the gifts and strengths of people in the congregation who can serve on the church council, committee on nominations, board of trustees, committee on finance, or staff-parish relations committee. The committee on nominations guides the church council on matters regarding leadership in the congregation and deploys persons according to their gifts and passion in areas of service within the church.

Committee Composition & Term Length

This committee is composed of not more than nine members in addition to the pastor and the lay leader. At least one young adult shall serve on the committee. One or more may be a youth. The Lead Pastor is the chairperson of the committee, and a layperson elected by the committee shall serve as the vice chairperson. In order to ensure continuity and experience, members are divided into three classes (designated by year) with an equal number in each class. Every year, one new class is elected to serve a three-year term, with the oldest member class rotating off the committee. Retiring members may not succeed themselves.

Time Commitments

Members will be called to approximately 2 to 6 meetings each year, each with duration of approximately 1 to 2 hours. You may be called upon outside of the structured meeting times for 2 to 8 hours over the course of the year for execution of your responsibilities outside of the committee’s meetings.

Meeting Schedule | Called as needed 

Preferred Skills / Characteristics / Attributes / Spiritual Gifts

  • Actively involved in the life of the church
  • Has an appreciable personal knowledge of a significant number of local church members as a result of their own service within the church
  • Needs to maintain a reasonable level of diversity so that the committee “knows” a broad cross section of the church
  • Spiritual gifts: administration, leadership, encouragement

Questions? Contact Chair, Lead Pastor, or Vice Chair, Alan Schleimer.

Meets as called by Chair

Provides members and friends of Christ Church an opportunity to make charitable gifts to Christ Church that will become a permanent endowment of financial support and a living memorial. The fund is not to be used for those parts of the Church’s established programs, which are normally included in the operating budget and funded through the regular giving of its members. The earnings are to be used exclusively for:

  • special mission projects locally and beyond the local church;
  • unusual expenses for the maintenance, repair, alteration, improvement and replacement of the real and personal property owned by the Church.

Questions? Contact Chair, Bryan Tullos.

Usually meets on the 4th Thursday of each month (during school year) at 7 pm

Established in 1987 to provide an early childhood education in a Christian environment, the Christ Church School is an extension of the educational ministry of Christ United Methodist Church and is under the direction of the Christ Church School Governing Board.