Leadership Board Composition
The Leadership Board consists of 9 members of Mason UMC. The Lead Pastor is a non-voting member of the Board. Each year 3 members rotate off the Board and 3 new members are elected. The Board meets at least quarterly.
Criteria for Membership:
Member of Mason UMC at least 1 year
At least 21 years of age.
Actively fulfill expectations for all members of MUMC:
1. To attend worship unless ill or out of town.
2. To grow in your faith outside of worship in prayer and Bible study or small group
3. To give proportionate to your income with a tithe being the goal.
4. To serve in ministry, according to your gifts.
Fully supports the purpose of Mason UMC.
Maintain the balance and/or diversify the Board
Able to participate in meetings and fulfill requirements of the Board.
Be forward thinking and able to vision toward the future.
Fully abide by the Leadership Covenant.
Paid staff, volunteer leaders and directors of ministry areas are not eligible.
A task force composed of 1 board member, 2 non-board members and chaired by the lead pastor nominates potential Board members. The nomination process includes an application and interview. Nominees are then presented to the Annual Church Conference for election.
Review and approve annual budget
Annually review the Lead Pastor in conjunction with the District Superintendent
Approve all land acquisitions, facility construction and significant legal obligations
When a special need exists, the board can create a team (task force) consisting of board and/or other church members
Actively pursue learning opportunities as they relate to large church structure & development
Set policy within which all other ministry teams work (such as: fund raising, entering into contracts, leadership succession plan, staff policy handbook)
Maintain Articles of Incorporation
Call church Conferences as required by The Discipline
Provide an annual review of the “State of the Church” conducted as the Annual Church Conference.
The Mission of the Leadership Board: To ensure the purpose and vision of MUMC is defined, protected and promoted.