The Fellowship is led by a policy-based collaborative leadership model. Leadership is shared by the Minister, lay leaders and paid staff. The Board of Trustees is responsible for carrying out the bylaws, including setting strategic direction and assessment of the ministries. Through its policies, the Board authorizes the Minister and their staff to carry out the daily operations. A variety of ministry teams, run by our members, assist the Minister and staff with programming and operations.
Below is a chart detailing the Board responsibilities and committees, as well as the Minister and staff areas of responsibility. Our staff members act as liaisons to our teams, providing strategic support and direction, as needed.
A Committee is established to assist the Board in its work of assessment and strategic direction. A Committee has a Charter document of purpose and procedures. Examples: Finance, Governance, Stewardship and Leadership Development Committees.
A Team is established to assist the Staff with ongoing areas of operation. A Team has a Charter document of purpose and procedures. Examples: Care Team, Marketing Team, Grounds Team, Membership Team, etc.
A Group (or Project) is established to assist the Staff with a specific program, activity or project. Groups and Projects are not required to have a formal Charter. Examples: Art Gallery Group, Auction Group, Easton Elementary School Project, Women’s Walking Group, etc.
A Council is established to help facilitate communication and planning among a related set of Teams, Groups and/or Projects. A Council has a Charter document of purpose and procedures. Examples: Social Action Council, Religious Education Council.