A Dozen Good Ideas and One Caveat:Explore how you can improve the function of your Committee on Ministry. Find out how best to structure your COM, what their job should be, and how to help your congregation become more vibrant through this work.
Presenter: Rev. Barbara Child. Barbara retired from interim ministry in 2012 and also serves as a Ministerial Settlement Representative.
Host: Rev. Lisa Presley, Congregational Life Consultant, MidAmerica Region
IDEA 1: C.O.M. is an AGENT OF THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION
Allows professional clergy, lay leaders and congregation at large to work toward fulfillment of mission and covenant. Bylaws should support COM made up of well respected persons. Regular rotation and term limits. Should not have adversarial approach!