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CHAPTER 3: HANDBOOK ON LOCAL CHURCH ORGANIZATION AND MULTIPLICATION

CHAPTER 3:

HANDBOOK ON LOCAL CHURCH ORGANIZATION AND MULTIPLICATION

¶370     Introduction:  Organizing for the Multiplication of Ministries

  • Idea Stage
  • Core Formation Stage
  • New Congregation (Church Plant) Stage
  • Questions to Become an Affiliated Congregation

¶371     The Society

¶372     The Official Board

            ¶372.1  Responsibilities

            ¶372.2  Officers of the Official Board

¶373     Local Church Committees

            ¶373.1  Organizational Structure

            ¶373.2  Committees of the Local Church

¶374     Relationship between the Pastor and the Local Church

            ¶374.1  Church Polity Impact

            ¶374.2  Impacts of the Law

            ¶374.3  Official Board Chair

            ¶374.4  Multiple Staff Churches

            ¶374.5  Pastoral and Staff Evaluation

            ¶374.6  Guidelines for Leaves of Absences Administered by the Local Church

¶375     Relationship between the Local Church and Conference

            ¶375.1  Pastoral Transitions

            ¶375.2  Staff Issues Related to Senior Pastor Transitions

            ¶375.3  Policies Guiding Core and Giving Streams Giving

            ¶375.4  Policies Guiding House Churches within the FMCIC

            ¶375.5  Delegate’s Job Description

¶376     Resources