The Pensacola District of The United Methodist Church
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Here for You - Serving Jesus
 
Church Leadership Roles
 

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

 
Question: 
Do you have some tips on how meetings can be more effective?
Answer:
Here's an article from United Methodist Communications titled "How to Run Highly Effective Meetings":  (UMCOM.org) - Like good project management, being organized and prepared will go a long way toward taking your meetings to the next level. Here is some practical advice on how to get the most out of committees:  (1) Open with prayer. (2) Designate a leader that will be focused on set objectives. (3) Set the agenda in advance. You can do this at the end of each regular meeting, or the designated leader can write down the agenda and send it to the committee members a day or week before the meeting. (4) Write down action items, make assignments, and assign due dates. (5) Before the meeting ends, recap what has been decided and the action steps that have been noted. (6) Meet to live, don't live to meet.  The entire article is here. >>
 
 

 
Question: 
Where can I find information on local church leadership roles, job descriptions, sample staff performance review, sample staff manual, and lay ministry?
Answer:
Here are some places to look:
 

 
Question: 
Where can I find an "annual calendar of expectations" or information about online reports that churches do each year?
Answer:
Here are some places to look:
 

 
Question:
What should our church include in writing congregational Safe Sanctuary policies? 
Answer:
Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church offers direction on how to develop congregational Safe Sanctuary policies. Visit http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/getting-started-safesanctuaries
 
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Question:
Are there opportunities for youth workers across the Alabama-West Florida Conference to meet and share ideas?
Answer:
Yes!  The contact person in the Pensacola District for youth ministries is Wayne Walker.  See also the article below from the AWFC NewsCONNECTION June 15, 2015 (view here):
 
AWFC Sponsors Youth Pastors/Directors Roundtable
Youth Pastors and Directors from several churches around the conference met recently at Crestview FUMC to connect, learn, and share youth ministry ideas. The Youth Pastors/Directors Roundtable is open to all persons serving in a local church youth leadership role. It is self-directed and facilitated as topics for discussing and sharing come from the roundtable participants. This is the second roundtable held in the conference, the first being last year at Huntingdon College. The participants value the sense of community and connection shared in this experience as well as appreciate the learnings from one another that can be used in their specific ministry context. Rev. Jeremy Steele, Next Generation Minister at Christ UMC, and Caroline Hare, Director of Student/Young Adult Ministry at Destin UMC facilitated the discussion. For more information about the roundtable, please contact the Conference Office of Connectional Ministries.
 

 
Question:
Who are Pensacola District contact persons for particular ministries?
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