Dear Fairfax United Methodist Church members:
I ask you to prayerfully consider completing this inventory to be considered in our nominating process for key church leadership.
The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church gives each church the opportunity to design their own effective leadership organization. After a long process, a Called Charge Conference unanimously approved a new leadership and governance structure for our church on March 19.
All of our ministries come under three Strategic Ministry Pillars: Worship, Learning and Mission. A fourth Pillar oversees Administrative Ministries. The decision-making body is a 9 member Church Leadership Team. Our goal of implementing this new structure is July 1.
The nominating process is different too. To be considered to serve on the Church Leadership Team or one of the Strategic Ministry Pillars, it is requested an inventory be completed. Please note, this also includes the spiritual gifts inventory. A suggested one from The United Methodist Church is on the form, but you may use another one, if preferred. Many are available online through a basic search. These inventories will help the Nominating Committee balance the new leadership with diverse experiences, skills and spiritual gifts.
Additionally, we are looking for leaders who:
- Exhibit loyalty to Jesus Christ through FUMC.
- Have a positive attitude toward FUMC, Methodist beliefs, and the global mission of The United Methodist Church.
- The Church Leadership Team needs to have the ability to see beyond single issues and prayerfully discern with other leaders how our church should be obedient to God.
Pray about getting involved, whether you have been at FUMC for decades or you are new! Please return this inventory to me by Sunday May 14.
Rev. David Bonney, Lead Pastor and Nominating Committee, Chair