Leaders' Handbook

Refreshment and Devotion Schedule

Table of Contents

1. DIRECTORY

         A. Staff - current

         B. Congregation – as of July 2019

2. CONGREGATION COUNCIL

         A. Council and Ministry Chair Directory - current

         B. Committee and Small Group Leaders or Coordinators – as of July 2018

         C. Organization Chart – missing, update needed

         D. Duties and Responsibilities of Congregation Council - 2005

         E. Expectations of Congregation Council Members - 2010

         F. Committee Chairperson Job Description - 2005

         G. Committee Liaison to Council Job Description - 2005

         H. Congregation Council Youth Member Job Description - 2005

         I. Report from the Task Force on Relationships - 2006

         J. Toward becoming a healthier Congregation – Guidelines for handling conflict in the Congregation - 2005

         K. Forming Congregational Groups and Community Groups - 2005

         L. Partnership in Ministry Agreement – Day Care - 2014

         M. Super-Simplified Parliamentary Procedure – 2005

         N. Children & Youth Ministry Guidelines – 2015

         O. Confirmation Policy - 2016

         P. Youth Incident Response Framework – partial update 2016 needs further review

         Q. Youth Incident Report Form – 2014

3. CONSTITUTIONS

         A. Congregation - 2014

         B. GSLC Bylaws - 2007

         C. Day Care Board - 2003                                                                                                                     

         D. Sixty Plussers - 2005

4. COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITY LISTS and MISSION STATEMENTS

         A. Committee/Ministry Team Responsibility Lists Process - 2005

         B. Adult Ministry Team – 2012 –update needed to reflect transfer of Family to Children & Youth

         C. Audit Committee – 2009

         D. Caring Ministry – missing, needs to be created

         E. Children, Youth, & Family Ministry Team – 2016

         F. Daycare – 2016

         G. Endowment Fund - missing, update needed                                                                                      

         H. Evangelism Ministry – 2016

         I. Executive Committee - 2008

         J. Finance Committee - 2008

         K. Memorial Committee – Fund and Garden - missing, update pending                                               

         L. Property Committee - 2008

         M. Social Ministry - 2012

         N. Stewardship Committee - missing, update needed

         O. Technology Planning Team - missing, update needed                                                                       

         P. Worship Planning Team - 2008

 

5. COMMITTEE MEETINGS

         A. Meeting Request Form and Work Order Request Form - current

         B. Scheduling Committee Meetings – Church Calendar - 2014

         C. Leading a Committee Meeting - 2010

         D. Ministry Team Report Form - 2014

         E. Ministry Team Motion to Council Form - 2014

         F. Faith Tools – Toolkit for Leading Devotions - 2012

         G. Publicity/Communication – missing, update needed

 

6. VOLUNTEER MINISTRY

         A. Thanking our Volunteers - 2005

         B. Recruiting Volunteers - 2014

         C. Request for Volunteers form - 2014

         D. Sample Recruitment letter – for those who volunteered on the Time and Talent - 2014

         E. Committee/Ministry Team Descriptions - 2014

         F. Faith in Action Sheets (Adults & Children) – 2019

         G. Faith in Action Volunteers for your Ministry – emailed on June 21, 2018, always available upon request

         H. Volunteer Job Descriptions for your Ministry – 2019

 

7. BUILDING

         A. Fire Alarm Disarming Procedure for Candlelight Services - 2016

         B. Guidelines for Member Use of Luther Hall & Kitchen - 2010

         C. Policy and Guidelines for Organizations/Visitors Using GSLC (Policy for Building Use) - 2009

         D. Property Use Agreement and Release Form - 2011                                                                          

         E. Community groups meeting here – 2019                                                                                           

         F. Communication Procedures regarding Building Concerns - 2019

         G. Emergency Contacts - 2019

 

8. FINANCIAL and STEWARDSHIP POLICIES

         A. Request for Check and Travel Reimbursement Forms - current

         B. Differences between a Business and a Church  AND  Council and Finance Committee - 2005

         C. The Offering as a Liturgical Act - 2005

         D. God gives and we respond – A Theology of stewardship - 2009

         E. Accounting 101 – Basic Accounting Terms and How to Read the Treasurer’s Report - 2005

         F. Spending Plan and Bill approval Process – including Committee Expense Record Form - 2010

         G. Spending Plan Development Schedule - 2005

         H. Guidelines to committees to prepare initial spending plan – 2005   &  Spending Plan Request Form - 2014

         I. Offering Income – Annual Projection and Reporting to Congregation - 2005                                 

         J. Capital Contingency Fund - 2005

         K. Weidner Family Trust - Future Jean E. Weidner Endowment Fund (2021) - 2005

         L. Endowment Fund - 2005

         M. Memorial Fund Guidelines - 2017

         N. Office Equipment Reserve Fund - 2005

         O. Extra Mile Giving Guidelines (formerly Special Appeals) - 2017                                                  

         P. Schedule of Special Appeals – available upon request

         Q. NJ State Sales Tax Exempt Form - current

 

9. STAFF JOB DESCRIPTIONS

         A. Pastor – missing, update needed

         B. Associate Pastor – missing, update needed                                                                                        

         C. Property Manager - 2018

         D. Music Coordinator/Organist - 2001

         E. Nursery Professional - 2016

         F. Office Administrator - 2012                                                                                                              

         G. Senior Choir Director – 1999

         H. Sunday Church School Coordinator – 2016

10. STAFF POLICY and PROCEDURES

         A. Personnel Handbook – approved November 2018

11. ANNUAL FINANCIAL MEETING - 2019

12. ANNUAL MINISTRY MEETING - 2019

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