Our next Black Rock Retreat will be Oct. 19-21, 2012. Watch for details soon!
Administrative Council: Chair, Lynn Tharp; Members: Howie Klei, Mike Dziuba, Ruth Moore, Kathy Klei, Eileen Oczkowski, Harry Shover
Finance Committee: Harry Shover, Howie Klei, Pastor, Mike Dziuba
Pastor-Parish Relations: Chair, Howie Klei; Members: Pastor Pete, Lynn Tharp, Mike Dziuba, Steve Oczkowski, Jack Moore, Bill Schmidt, Carol Decker, Joe Pantelione, Jill Huster, Karen Shover
Trustees: Chair, Harry Shover; Members: Steve Oczkowski, Nancy Baptiste, Walt Seitz Sr., Bob Ernst, Ruth Moore, Karen Shover, Dave Dempsey.
Administrative Chair & Outreach: Lynn Tharp
Church Treasurer & Lay Member to Annual Conference: Mike Dziuba
Council Secretary, Finance Chair, Stewardship: Howie Klei
FINANCE TEAM: Harry Shover, Howie Klei, Pastor Pete, Recording Secretary: Mike Dziuba
Historian: John Bunting
Lay Leader: Joseph Pantelione
Membership Secretary: Eileen Oczkowski & Carol Decker
Missions: Bonnie Murcavage
Music Producer: Alex Place
Nurture: Kathy Klei
Trustees: Harry Shover
Worship: Eileen Oczkowski, Ruth Moore
Youth Leader/Advisor: Brittney Pantelione
Chair: Harry Shover
Class 2011: Walt Seitz. Sr., Bob Ernst
Class 2012: Ruth Moore, Karen Shover, Dave Dempsey
Class 2013: Steve Oczkowski, Nancy Baptiste, Harry Shover
PASTOR-PARISH RELATIONS (PPR)
PPR Chair: Howie Klei; Members: Pastor Pete, Joe Pantelione
Class 2011: Jack Moore, Bill Schmidt, Carol Decker
Class 2012: Jill Huster, Jackie Lex
Class 2013: Howie Klei, Lynn Tharp, Steve Oczkowski,
Class 2011: MaryLou Kruysman, Steve Oczkowski, Bonnie Murcavage
Class 2012: Lynn Tharp, Joe Pantelione, Kathy Klei
Class 2013: Howie Klei, Eileen Oczkowski, Mike Dziuba
Nurture, Outreach, And Witness Ministries Coordinator(s)
What's my job? Build a ministry team to
address the concerns and conditions of people in the congregation and
community. Lead so that people grow in their spiritual life and live as
Christian disciples. Work with other leaders to plan and implement
ministries that help the church fulfill its mission.
· Maintain healthy and growing personal spiritual life and lead ministry teams to do the same.
· Lead ministry teams in biblical and theological reflection about the mission and purpose of the church so the plans and projects contribute to the purpose.
· Guide the work of the ministry groups during the year by planning the agendas and presiding at meetings.
· Support the leaders of groups that report to nurture, outreach and witness by providing the tools and information they need and by helping this meet the timeline and goals they have set.
· Collaborate w/ charge conference, pastor, church leadership team to further the ministry of the congregation.
What do nurture, outreach and witness ministry teams do together?
· Understand the overall goals of the congregation and relate the goals to specific projects and programs so that the goals are extended into and beyond the congregation. The leaders of nurture, outreach and witness work together as a leadership team for the congregation to coordinate ministry.
· To accomplish the goals of the congregation, short-term teams may form and disband throughout the year.
· The leaders of nurture, outreach and witness will explore and build networks with existing organizations, people, and resources in the congregation and community.
What does a Nurture team do? Coordinate,
plan, carry out and evaluate the congregation’s ministry of member care,
worship, and educational experiences, including the church school,
small groups, regular and special worship services, stewardship
formation, and member visitation.
· Meet regularly with the lead pastor to talk about the future direction of the congregation so that the meetings and work of the leadership team supports the vision.
· In January, convene the new nurture, outreach, and witness team to get acquainted, share hopes and dreams for the ministry of your congregation, and plan your work for the year. Engage the committee in Bible study and theological reflection to understand their work of discerning and articulating God’s will for your congregation.
· Set aside time for personal spiritual practices which build your attentiveness to God’s will and direction for your leadership and your congregation. Daily management and administration can shift any leader’s attention away from the purpose of the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
· Develop a learning environment by inviting your team members to read and discuss a common book or having common experiences of training and mission.
People and Agencies: a) Your pastor and lay people in your congregation who are interested in specific ministries. b) Consider ways people and businesses in your community are can partner with the church to fulfill goals of reaching out and helping people in your community. c) InfoServ, infoserv.umc.org, answers questions and provides current information about United Methodist resources, programs, and staff services. d) Betsey Heavner, bheavner(at)gbod.org, GBOD, P.O. Box 340003, Nashville, TN 37203-0003; (877) 899-2780