Church Leadership

The staff and leadership here at Friends are a dedicated group of servant leaders committed to the vision of living faithfully, loving limitlessly, and serving boldly. 

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Church Council

Moderator

The Moderator will set the agendas and preside at meetings of the Church Council and all Congregational Meetings.

Vice Moderator

The Vice Moderator will assist the Moderator as necessary and will be Moderator Elect for the term immediately following.

Deputy Moderator of the Board of Trustees

The Deputy Moderator of the Board of Trustees will (1) act as Chairperson of that Board, (2) serve as a liaison to the Church Council from the Board of Trustees, and (3) work with the Stewardship Ministry Chair in proposing the annual Statement of Faith and Missions (budget).

Deputy Moderator of the Programs Ministry

The Deputy Moderator of the Programs Ministry will (1) act as Chairperson of the Programs Ministry, (2) serve as a liaison to the Church Council from the Programs Ministry, and (3) be responsible for ensuring leadership for major whole-church activities.

Church Council Secretary

The Church Council Secretary will announce dates of Church Council and Congregational Meetings, will keep an accurate record of the meetings of the Church Council and all Congregational Meetings of the church, and make minutes available to the Congregation.

Treasurer

The Treasurer will be responsible for (1) the disbursement of all funds as authorized in the Statement of Faith and Missions (budget), by the Board of Trustees or by the Church Council, (2) keeping accurate records and submitting a written report to the Church Council at each monthly meeting, (3) maintaining monthly/quarterly/yearly payroll records, (4) providing W-2s to church and church-related employees, (5) maintaining all financial records for IRS/Social Security according to applicable federal and state laws, and (6) coordinating with the Stewardship Ministry Chair, Financial Secretary, and other Ministry Chairs to propose a Statement of Faith and Mission (budget) to be presented to the Board of Trustees. The Treasurer will become the Assistant Treasurer at the end of his/her term.

Assistant to the Treasurer

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The Assistant to the Treasurer will be responsible for (1) helping the incoming treasurer learn the responsibilities of the Treasurer position and (2) remain on the bank signature card in order to act in the absence of the Treasurer.

Congregational Representatives

The Congregational Representatives will serve as a voice for members of the Congregation for all deliberations of the Church Council. The Congregational Representative whose term is ending each year will convene and chair the Nominating Committee for incoming leadership.

Board of Trustees

Stewardship Chair

The Stewardship Ministry Chair will (1) coordinate the annual stewardship program, (2) coordinate the Wider Church offerings, and (3) assist the Treasurer with a proposed Statement of Faith and Mission (budget) to be presented to the Board of Trustees.

Financial Secretary

The Financial Secretary will: (1) monitor deposits of all monies, contributions, and payments to the Church, (2) provide weekly bank receipts of deposits with breakdowns to the Treasurer, (3) reconcile the Church's financial records on a monthly basis, (4) confidentially keep records of pledges, and (5) provide quarterly reports of giving to members and friends of the Congregation.

Property Chair

The Deputy Moderator of the Board of Trustees will (1) act as Chairperson of that Board, (2) serve as a liaison to the Church Council from the Board of Trustees, and (3) work with the Stewardship Ministry Chair in proposing the annual Statement of Faith and Missions (budget).

Personnel Chair

The Personnel Ministry will (1) make hiring recommendations to the Church Council for positions authorized by Church Council (e.g. custodian, staff assistant, child care worker, Director of Music Ministries, and pianists), (2) develop and maintain job descriptions for all non-pastoral positions, (3) staff the nursery, (4) evaluate job performance on an annual basis, (5) make wage/salary recommendations annually to the Stewardship Ministry Chair for consideration in the Statement of Faith and Missions, and (5) verify compliance with the UCC anti-harassment policy, including obtaining background checks.

Youth Representative to the Board of Trustees

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The Deputy Moderator of the Board of Trustees will (1) act as Chairperson of that Board, (2) serve as a liaison to the Church Council from the Board of Trustees, and (3) work with the Stewardship Ministry Chair in proposing the annual Statement of Faith and Missions (budget).

Programs Ministries

Christian Education Chair

The Christian Education Ministry (learn more) will (1) oversee educational programs for children and youth such as Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Nursery, Youth Group, and other programs as they are developed, (2) recruit and train leaders for these programs, and (3) obtain any necessary materials and supplies for Christian Education.

Evangelism and Outreach Chair

The Evangelism Ministry (learn more) will lead and equip the Congregation in reaching out to visitors and the community to share in the life of the Church. The Evangelism Ministry will be responsible for the community visibility of the Church.

Nurture Chair

The Nurture Ministry (learn more) will assist and coordinate the care and nurture of Church members and friends of the congregation.

Fellowship Chair

The Fellowship Ministry (learn more) will lead, develop, and promote the fellowship life of the Congregation.

Worship Planning Chair

The Worship Ministry (learn more) will cooperate with the Pastor in developing worship services for the Congregation. The Worship Ministry will co-ordinate with the Personnel Ministry Chair in staffing Director of Music Ministries position. The Director of Music Ministries will be an ex-officio member of the Worship Ministry.

Spiritual Development Chair

The Spiritual Growth Ministry (learn more) will assist and co-ordinate spiritual growth opportunities such as adult Sunday School, theology and book discussion groups, activities, and literature.

Justice and Mission Chair

The Justice and Missions Ministry (learn more) will extend the work of the Church to the community and the world through education on social justice issues and service projects and offerings.

Youth Representative to the Programs Ministry

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The Evangelism Ministry will lead and equip the Congregation in reaching out to visitors and the community to share in the life of the Church. The Evangelism Ministry will be responsible for the community visibility of the Church.

Pastoral Relations Committee

Each respective Pastoral Ministry team will serve as an advocate of the ministry and as a confidant of the Pastor and Associate Pastor so as to anticipate and resolve problems that might arise as well as work with the Pastor and Associate Pastor to permit that individual to grow and mature with the Congregation. The ministry teams will seek to work with the Pastor or Associate Pastor in helping that person develop goals for the pastoral ministry and growth and development of the Church. Each ministry team will meet with the Pastor or Associate Pastor on at least a quarterly basis to discuss these goals and the hopes and aspirations of members of the Congregation. Meetings are closed due to the sensitive nature of the information discussed. 

Friends Congregational Church, UCC

2200 Southwood Drive

College Station, TX 77845

979-693-7021

office@friends-ucc.org

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