DISTRICT LEADERSHIP TEAM
The District Leadership Team (DLT) oversees district committees that serve the Laity and the Local Church, such as Congregational Excellence, Missions & Outreach. The DLT assists the D.S. in seeking persons (both clergy and laity) willing to serve on committees that suit their specific gifts and graces. The purpose of the DLT is to facilitate connectivity between the Conference and the local church, acting as a conduit to help the local church achieve their personal goals and help the local church understand the goals of the Conference. Members of the DLT attend the local church charge conferences and ascertain what churches need to help them meet their goals. A key factor in this endeavor is for the DLT to take input from the local church and determine the best training tools to offer that will attain targets, expand knowledge & understanding and empower the laity to be a vital and essential part of the global mission field of the church.
CONGREGATIONAL / LAITY EXCELLENCE TEAM
This team assists in the laity training. They create the training event, organize the event, obtain teachers, secure facilities, coordinate registration and work closely with the district office on catering and expenses involved. This group goes to the DLT for assistance. The chairperson contacts the DLT chair to ascertain what the churches need in the way of training and keeps the DLT chair apprised of the status of training events. This team also helps promote conference level training offered to the laity. As part of this committee, the District Lay Speaker Coordinator utilizes members of this team for Lay Speaking School training.
MISSIONS & OUTREACH TEAM
Works with conference office and DLT on all aspects of missions.
BUILDING & LOCATION COMMITTEE
This committee has a responsibility of considering recommendations in planning a strategy for continuing the service of the UMC in changing neighborhoods. (Paragraph 2520 Book of Discipline).
EQUITY INCLUSION RECONCILATION TASK FORCE
The task force will be empowered to promote health, wellness, and healing related to poverty, social injustice, racial and social unrest, and human inequity.
CLERGY EXCELLENCE & SUPERINTENDENCY TEAM
This team helps facilitate Continuing Education for clergy via training seminars on pastoral care, conflict management, compassion fatigue & preaching. They help with clergy issues and coordinate with the conference office for opportunities offered for training.
DISTRICT COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY
The District Committee on Ministry (DCOM) is responsible for interviewing God’s people, people God has called for ministry. The DCOM will help candidates to discern if they are called to one of the many forms of lay ministry, (to serve the church as lay volunteers, lay church staff members, lay church staff members with specialized certifications, certified lay speakers, certified lay ministers) or if they are called, gifted, fit, and ready to be set apart to lead God’s people, to serve the church as ordained deacons, ordained elders, or licensed local pastors.
The DCOM will help to guide people through “candidacy” (a period of discernment during which people help people discern God’s callings) and guiding licensed local pastors throughout their ministry.
Financial Policies and Procedures adopted by the District Conference. A set of comprehensive and coordinated plans of action to review and assess the financial operations of the CSD shall be conducted quarterly.
A review of general ledger, trail balances and financial statements shall be done annually. Complete forensic audits are recommended to be done every fourth year.
Quarterly financial presentations will be done with the Superintendent, Administrative Assistant, Finance Manager, and the Finance Committee quarterly.
Budget recommendations will be made to the District Leadership Team for approval at the CSD District Conference.
The Nomination Committee ‘s primary responsibility will be to obtain qualified candidates to serve on the various committees of the CSD leadership teams. With full recognition of the Book of Discipline guidelines on racial and ethnic inclusivity/diversity. Special attention shall be given to paragraphs 658, 659, 660, 661, 666, 667 and 669 as applicable. Leadership nominations and recommendations will be made to the District Leadership Team for approval at the CSD District Conference.