On November 12, 2019, the Church Conference voted to move to a simplified board structure for the governing of FUMC Decatur. We voted to charter a thirteen member Church Council who would set vision, mission and adopt the core values of our local congregation. They will govern by setting policy and holding our ministry teams accountable for driving toward our defined vision and mission.
It is believed that this new structure will encourage wider participation in the ministries of our church. In early 2020, we will begin forming Ministry Teams in areas of learning, growing, giving, and serving. Some of our committees and teams will continue to serve without missing a beat, such as our Scholarship Committee, Christian Care Visitors, Care Team, Endowment, Nominations, and others. Some will get a face-lift and take on new tasks, while others will be formed to meet the needs of our vital Decatur Methodist Family in the coming decade. I encourage you to watch for ways to live out your passion for God’s work by joining one of our teams in early 2020.
In the meantime, I want to take this time to introduce you to your new Church Council. Please thank them for their service as they begin to set our vision for a new decade!