Ministry Teams are created as means to carry out the mission of the church and to achieve its desired outcomes. After such consultation as the Minister deems appropriate, Ministry Teams are established by the Minister. Each team responds to an identified need, and teams may be formed at the suggestion of interested members or staff. Anyone interested in the establishment of a Ministry Team should consult the Minister.
Procedure for Creation of Ministry Teams (a work in progress)
In creating a Ministry Team to carry out an initiative or program in the church, the following elements must be considered and developed:
1. The Ministry Team is established for the purpose of . . .
2. The Team carries out the Mission of the church and achieves its Outcomes by . . .
3. The Ministry Vision of the Team is . . .
4. Statement of Covenant:
5. The job description of the Team Leader is . . .
6. The job description of Team members is . . .
The first step in Ministry Team development is to schedule a meeting of the interested party/parties with the Minister and any church staff members who will be involved. At that meeting, the perceived needs and desires for the team can be presented, along with a description of how the Team carries out the Mission of the church and helps to achieve its Outcomes.
Following the initial discussion and agreement on the general purposes and functioning of the Ministry Team, the organizers may recruit potential Team members, and work with that initiating group on the formal statements of purpose and alignment with the congregational Mission and Outcomes. Once the Team begins to function, among the first developments will be statements of goals and outcomes, a relational covenant, and job descriptions for the leader and members.
Once these materials have been developed and affirmed by the Staff Executive Team, the Ministry Team will be formally announced and commissioned in a Sunday worship service.