Grace’s Church Council is made up of both staff and lay persons. Below you will find a brief description of the functions and responsibilities of each role, along with the list of the members for the current year. Please feel free to contact the church office at 703-361-7800 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Roles and Responsibilities:
Lay Leaders help lead worship services with the pastors.
The Church Council Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson oversee the Church Council committees and lead bi-monthly Church Council meetings.
The Radical Hospitality Chairperson leads a team that includes greeter coordinators and communications/publications coordinators. This team also leads many of our outreach events such as Food Truck Sundays and FallFest.
The Passionate Worship Co-Chairs coordinate the behind-the-scenes operations of our worship services. They oversee the Communion coordinators, Lay Readers coordinator, Usher team leaders, sanctuary decoration team and our Music Ministry.
Intentional Faith Development encompasses the groups that help develop and implement opportunities for learning and spiritual growth for all ages.
The Risk-Taking Mission and Service Team Chairperson works with a team on all aspects of adult and youth missions at Grace, including local and global mission trips, English as a Second Language classes, the Caring and Sharing program, the Grace Giving Garden, United Methodist Men, and more.
The Extravagant Generosity chairperson works with our Lighting the Way committee to invest in the future of Grace’s ministries.
The Nurture Committee Chairpersons work with the leaders of Grace’s Bereavement Ministry, Chicken Soup Ministry, Parish Nursing Ministry, Prayers and Squares Ministry, and more, to care for those in our congregation and community.
The Staff Parish Relations Committee Chairperson oversees the church staff and is the liaison between the congregation and the staff and pastors.
The Board of Trustees Chairperson works with the Director of Church Operations and other church staff for all things related to the physical church building and property.
The Finance Committee Chairperson works with the Financial Manager on staff to oversee financial operations of the church.
The Memorials Committee Chairperson oversees the disbursement of memorial funds that are given to the church in memory or honor of loved ones and on special occasions.
The History and Records Committee Chairperson works with a committee to maintain historical records of Grace’s many activities and people.