Role of the Parish Council:
The Parish Council provides a common direction and focus for the Parish as a whole and sets the vision for the five working Commissions.
Example Criteria for Membership on the Parish Council:
¨ Is a member of one of the Commissions.
¨ Be able to see the larger picture, not just a single ministry.
¨ Can dream and envision for the Parish as a whole.
¨ Willing to listen and learn about parishioners’ desires and concerns.
¨ Can work easily with groups and ministries.
¨ Have a desire to empower others and be a resource to them.
Each member of the Parish Council will serve a two-year term. Parish Council holds a brief “stand-up meeting” at the end of the Leadership Night meeting that includes all the Commissions. The Council also meets quarterly for longer strategic meetings, usually 2-3 hours, generally on the 1st Thursday of September, December, March, and June.