Statement of Purpose:
Although trustees are necessary for the effective and efficient operation of a local church body, it is not a biblically created office. Trustees are a mandate of the State whose responsibility is to the physical property of the church.
The Trustees will hold in trust the church property. They shall have no power to buy, sell, mortgage, lease or transfer any property without a specific vote of the church authorizing each action. It shall be the function of the trustees to affix their signatures to legal documents involving the sale, mortgage, purchase, or rental of property or other legal documents where the signatures of trustees are required.
The trustees shall be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all church properties and equipment. When there is a need for repairs, renovations, purchase or sale of any church property, the trustees shall be the legally constituted body to transact such business upon the authorization of the church, which shall, at all times, be the active members.
The Trustee Ministry is Responsible for ensuring the church building is:
- At all times, heated, cooled or lighted adequately;
- At all times clean and open for all services, ministry activities and meetings;
- At all times building is secure including when it is occupied and being used;
- At all times the grounds are kept free of debris, trash, and all safety hazards;
- At all times the grass is kept cut, shrubbery is pruned, and sidewalks clean;
- At all times the sidewalks are clear of snow or ice and parking lot is safe.
Appointment and Term of Service:
Trustees shall be appointed annually by the Pastor, after consultation with the Deacons Ministry and affirmed by a vote of the church. The number of trustees which shall serve will be determined by the needs of the congregation.
- To utilize spiritual gifts, talents, and resources in stewardship to the church
- To be active participants in the ministry of teaching, training, and worship
- To possess the ability to lead persons to Christ
- To be faithful stewards over God’s household affairs
- To manage assigned responsibilities with an openness to new ideas and creativity
- To utilize and manage available resources for completion of tasks
- To prayerfully make recommendations to the Pastor and/or Executive Committee
- To remain proficient and organized in the execution of all responsibilities
- Evaluate and maintain the physical conditions of the church property under the direction of the Pastor and Executive Committee.
- Lead in development of approved physical projects.
- Give regular reports to the Pastor and Executive Committee regarding the status and well-being of church property, including buildings, equipment, vehicles, etc.
- Work with the janitorial staff in maintaining facilities that are clean and useable
- Assess and recommend changes in physical property to accommodate ministries.
- Develop format for congregational and community use of facilities.
- Monitor and approve (along with the Pastor) the use of all church facilities.
- Keep abreast of and inform church of needed changes and/or repairs to facilities.
Serve as members of Executive Committee.