Business meetings equip the congregation for mission, as leaders are elected, budgets are approved, and initiatives are supported.
Our congregation has a business meeting every year to elect the pastor, sustain the financial officer, and approve a budget. Some meetings also approve ordaining priesthood, buying or selling congregational property, and other important matters. All members of the congregation have a voice in making these decisions.
The church has enduring principles that call us to community and emphasize the worth of persons. Business meetings are a way for our church community to make decisions in the spirit of common consent in which the voice of each member is valued. Members should feel free to share their opinions whether they agree or not, without fear of personal abuse. All are invited to attend and observe, however only Community of Christ members of the congregation have “voice and vote” in the congregational conference.
ALL THINGS SHOULD BE DONE DECENTLY AND IN ORDER. —1 CORINTHIANS 14:40
Last Business Meeting: September 15, 2019
Next Business Meeting: November 3, 2019