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Session 1. Board/ Council/ Leadership Team. Roles and Responsibilities. Department of Christian Formation The Evangelical Covenant Church 2011. Roles and Responsibilities. Ephesians 4:7, 11-13 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>*Board/Council/Leadership TeamRoles and ResponsibilitiesDepartment of Christian FormationThe Evangelical Covenant Church2011</p><p>Session 1</p></li><li><p>*</p><p>Roles and Responsibilities</p><p>Ephesians 4:7, 11-137 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. </p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesDear sisters and brothers in Christ, it is both a great honor and a high responsibility to serve in the Church of Jesus Christ. I charge you, therefore, to be faithful in your ministry and devoted in fulfilling your tasks and responsibilities, that God may be glorified, that the work of his Church may prosper, and that you and those whose lives you touch may grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. (The Covenant Book of Worship, Covenant Publications, 2003, p. 369.) </p></li><li><p>*Our Vision Statement</p></li><li><p>* Roles and ResponsibilitiesObjectivesDuring the first session, participants will:Identify current needs to fulfill their church leadership rolesReview and revise position description for their personal leadership rolesArticulate their vision related to their specific leadership responsibilitiesAnd later in the next session, participants will:Review their vision related to their specific leadership responsibilitiesOutline first steps of a plan to support their visionMap connections within and between the churchs ministry areas and governance structureIdentify connections between their personal leadership roles and conference and denominational ministries</p></li><li><p>* Roles and ResponsibilitiesScheduleSession 1: Revision and Vision15 min.Welcome and Introduction 10 min.Identify Current Needs as Leaders10 min.Consider our Unique Roles15 min.Update Position Descriptions10 min.Prayer for Vision Session 2: Vision and Action20 min.Share the Vision10 min.Develop First Steps of our Personal Plans10 min.Map Communication and Responsibility Connections within our Church10 min.Identify Ministry Resources from our Conference and Denomination 10 min.Closing Worship </p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities</p><p>I Need instructions:During the next 3 minutes, sort the I Need cards into three piles: 1) the things I currently have, 2) the things I currently need, and 3) the things I dont need. These needs are to relate to your current role as leaders. </p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities Maslows Theory of Human MotivationAir, Food, Water, etc.PhysiologicalSelf-Actualization</p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities Data SheetDirectionsBill has been given the responsibility of arranging or rearranging 10 cartons in the companys supply room. His supervisor tells him to straighten them so we can have access to the cartons and be neat about it.On your Data Sheet are examples of the ways in which Bill could arrange the cartons. Considering your interpretation of the instructions Bill received, rate each of the arrangements on its fulfillment of the supervisors directions (1 indicating poor arrangement, and 5 indicating very effective arrangement).</p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesRemember as you complete the next activity: Your positions primary task and the congregations primary task isto help individuals grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.</p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities Opportunities for Our CongregationWorksheet or Guided Prayer ExperienceAs you begin to think about the focus of your ministry, reflect for a moment on these questions. Your responses will help you think about the people you serve through this ministry role and create a vision for the coming year. </p><p>1. Who are the people you serve through this ministry role and what are their needs? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________2. What in this ministry is currently working effectively? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________3. What improvements are needed in this ministry? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________4. What is your vision or hope for this ministry? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________5. What first steps do you need to take in order to make this vision a reality? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________</p></li><li><p>*Board/ Council/ Leadership TeamRoles and ResponsibilitiesDepartment of Christian FormationThe Evangelical Covenant Church2011</p><p>Session 2</p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesObjectivesDuring the first session, participants:Identified their current needs to fulfill their church leadership rolesReviewed and revised the position description for their personal leadership rolesArticulated their vision related to their specific leadership responsibilities During this session, participants will:Review their vision related to their specific leadership responsibilitiesOutline first steps of a plan to support their visionMap connections within and between the churchs ministry areas and governance structureIdentify connections between their personal leadership roles and conference and denominational ministries </p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesSession 2SCHEDULE Session 2: Vision and Action20 min.Sharing the Vision10 min.Developing First Steps of our Personal Plans10 min.Mapping Local Connections10 min.Connecting with the Covenant Church 10 min.Closing Worship</p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities The sum of the parts is the wholeTogether, church leaders must share a common missionidentify target audiences create common goals and plans establish appropriate check-points and evaluate and celebrate together</p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities The Covenant Church: ConnectionsPsalm 119:63I am a companion of all who fear Thee!Gary Walter, the current president of the Evangelical Covenant Church, has adapted this idea into the following summary of our ministry; We are in it together to see More DisciplesAmong More PopulationsIn a More Caring and Just World</p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities For example: Covenant World ReliefBecause it is a team effort, emergency relief, as well as resources for long-term development are provided for nations and persons around the world in times of disaster or crisis such as famine or hurricanes.</p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesThe Covenant Church at LargeYour regional conference: _____________________________________________Office Address: __________________________________________________________Phone: ______________________________ Email: ___________________________Website: _____________________________________Your regional conference superintendent: ____________________________________Your regional conference staff persons and ministries:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Your denomination: The Evangelical Covenant ChurchThe Denominations President: G___ ___ y B. W___l ___erOffice Address: 8__ ___3 W. Hig ___s Rd., ___ hic___ ___o, IL 60631Phone: 773.784.3000Website: www.covchurch.orgMinistry Departments: ________________ Formation; Church ______________ and Evangelism;Commun__________; Compassion, ____________and Justice; Covenant ___________ Company; Covenant _______________ of Benevolence; National _______________ Properties; North Park University; Ordered ________________; Women ______________; and World _______________Resources and Information: The Covenant Resource Center Office Address: 8303 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631Phone: 1.800.338.IDEA (4332) Email: resource.center@covchurch.org</p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesThe Covenant Church at LargeYour regional conference: ______________________________Office Address: __________________________________________________________Phone: ___________________________ Email: ______________________________Website: _____________________________________Your regional conference superintendent: ___________________________________Your regional conference staff persons and ministries:________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________</p><p>Your denomination: The Evangelical Covenant ChurchThe Denominations President: Gary B. WalterOffice Address: 8303 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631Phone: 773.784.3000Website: www.covchurch.orgMinistry Departments: Christian Formation; Church Growth and Evangelism; Communication; Compassion, Mercy and Justice; Covenant Trust Company; Covenant Ministries of Benevolence; National Covenant Properties; North Park University; Ordered Ministry; Women Ministries; and World Mission</p><p>Resources and Information: The Covenant Resource Center Office Address: 8303 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631Phone: 1.800.338.IDEA (4332) Email: resource.center@covchurch.org</p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities Closing Worship</p><p>O God of Abraham and Sarah,You have led your people in the past; lead us now. Grant us the courage of Ruth to leave behind the old and familiar, The courage of Noah to risk laughter and scorn, The hope of Jeremiah to invest in the future, And the unselfishness of Esther to take risks on behalf of others. </p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesClosing Worship </p><p>O God of Moses and Miriam, You delivered your people and led them through the wilderness,Giving them food, protection, and guidance.In the words of Miriam, we praise you: I will sing to the Lord, who has triumphed gloriously!</p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities Closing WorshipO God of Deborah and Gideon, You have given us leaders to bring us back when we wander from you,And deliverers to lead us against oppression. Give us leaders and deliverers, And grant us the wisdom to follow them.</p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesClosing Worship</p><p>From the words of your prophets we have learned justice and mercy.Help us to say, with Isaiah, Here am I. Send me. O God of James and John and Mary Magdalene, You have called us to follow Jesus. Teach us how to work together in mutual responsibility, side by side, Neither lagging behind nor shoving to the front. </p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesClosing Worship</p><p>O God of Paul and Priscilla and Aquila,Who risked their lives for the sake of spreading your church, Fill us with enthusiasm for your church. Use us in the spreading of the church, in the building up of its parts, In the joining together of its various congregations, And in ministry to the whole world. </p></li><li><p>*Roles and ResponsibilitiesClosing Worship </p><p>O God of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself in love for the whole world, teach us so to love. Grant us the spirit of Christ, who came not to be served but to serve. Amen.</p><p>The Covenant Hymnal: A Worshipbook, 1996, used by permission. </p></li><li><p>*Roles and Responsibilities Workshop EvaluationOf the topics covered in this workshop, which would you regard as being of the most value to you?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________</p><p>Which topics, if any, should be added?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________</p><p>Which topics, if any, should be covered in greater depth?____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________</p><p>How would you rate this workshop?ExcellentGoodFairPoor</p><p>*</p></li></ul>

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