Board members are active participants in the congregation’s offerings and understand the real needs for mission and ministry. The congregation has an efficient process for identifying and evaluating needs, developing approaches, and making decisions.There is transparency and honesty in decisions and actions; and, communication is open so that everyone has the same information. Existing and new lay leadership resources are nurtured and developed. Servant leadership development exists to cultivate leaders and members. Pastors identify and lead those individuals who show potential for becoming ministers of the Gospel. There is a continuing process for conferring leadership responsibility to a wider group of members including younger members; and, new leaders are encouraged and supported in their positions. Members exhibit a responsibility for the congregation, its fellowship and its outreach, understand and support the priorities and directions set by leaders, and actively participate as leaders and workers.
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