Standing Committees of CBC – 2022

Below is a list of the Standing Committees of the Church Business Council (CBC). Each of these committees can use YOUR help with their work. You are encouraged to join any of these committees in which you have an interest in serving. If you would like to join or express any concerns regarding issues relating to a specific committee, please contact the Chair/Co-Chair(s), which is listed on the committee listing.

From the list below, select the Standing Committee you would like to review:

Audit Committee  

Call Committee  

Finance Committee  

Nominating Committee  

Technology Committee  

 
 
 

 

Call Committee

 

Call Committee–Chairperson Named when Committee is appointed by Church Business Council

This Committee shall consist of a minimum of six voting members. The number of members should represent the demographics of the congregation.  The members shall be recommended by the Church Business Council and approved by the Congregation. Membership will terminate upon installation of the newly called pastor.  The Chair of the Committee is elected by the Committee.  The Committee Chair will serve as the liaison with the Church Business Council making monthly reports until a new pastor has been employed. This Committee shall contact the Assistant to the Bishop for Ministry and Ecumenism (ABME), who will serve as the committee’s primary contact with the NALC.  Each committee member is encouraged to download and become familiar with the Call Process as outlined by the NALC (See www.thenalc.org-call-process).  The committee will prepare a Congregational Profile.  The Committee is encouraged to review previous Congregational Profiles.  The Committee will review candidates and recommend, after being approved by the Church Business Council, a candidate for Call to the Congregation.  The NALC ministry office will provide an Official Letter of Call and a Compensation Agreement to the candidate approved by the Congregation.  It is extremely important that the Committee maintains STRICT CONFIDENTIALITY during the process and keeps the Church Business Council update

 

Finance Committee

Standing Committee on Finance – Jerry Musick, Chair, Jerry’s email

The members of the Finance Standing Committee shall be the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and a minimum of three (3) voting members of the congregation. The Committee shall elect a chair from among its members. The Treasurer is not eligible to serve as chair.  This Committee will meet as necessary to fulfill its statement of purpose of accurate and prudent financial budgets and records and shall serve as the interface among the Treasurer, the Church Business Council, and the Congregation. As responsible financial stewards, the Committee shall prepare a draft budget for the subsequent year. The budget must include the Congregation’s support of the wider ministry conducted on its behalf by the North American Lutheran Church. This committee shall submit a budget to the Church Business Council for its approval at least 90 days before its presentation to the Congregation at the Fall Meeting during the fourth quarter. The Committee shall provide oversight for all the financial affairs of the Congregation to ensure that they are being conducted efficiently, giving attention to the prompt payment of all obligations and the regular forwarding of designated benevolence funds to the appropriate group(s). The Memorial and Gift Subcommittee will be comprised of the Chair of the Finance Committee, Treasurer, Church Business Council Vice President, and a minimum of one member of the Congregation. The Pastor and Church Business Council President shall serve as ex officio members with voice but no vote. The committee will elect a chair from among the members of the committee. This Committee shall be responsible for the supervision, coordinating, and execution of policies relating to the Gift Acceptance, Memorial Gift, and Endowment Fund Policies. When any Memorial and Gift policy is modified, it shall be approved by the Church Business Council, and submitted to the Congregation for adoption.

 

Audit Committee

Audit Committee – Linda Salmonson, Chair, Linda’s email

The Audit Standing Committee shall consist of a minimum of three (3) voting members elected by the Church Business Council. Audit Committee members shall not be members of the Church Business Council. Their term of office shall be three years with one member elected each year. Members shall be eligible for re-election. The Past President of the Church Business Council will serve as the Committee liaison with voice but no vote. The Council member will serve the Committee as an adviser, an advocate, and augment the Chair’s communication between the Committee and Council. The Audit Standing Committee is responsible for conducting an internal audit of financial records and best business practices. It shall provide for annual audits or reviews of the accounts of the Treasurer as well as the accounts of all organizations within the Congregation. The audit will be conducted annually, or more often if deemed necessary, by this Committee or as directed by the Church Business Council. The internal audit of the previous fiscal year’s financial records will be completed, and a formal report submitted to the Church Business Council by their August or September meeting. At the subsequent Church Business Council Meeting, this committee will make an oral presentation to the Council and answer questions. The Committee will provide a final written report to the Congregation at the Fall Congregational meeting. This Committee will also ensure that an independent external audit, as approved by the Church Business Council, is conducted periodically.

 

Nominating Committee

Nominating Standing Committee – Chair (VACANT)

This Committee shall consist of a minimum of three voting members of this Congregation, one of whom, if possible, should be an outgoing member of the Church Business Council. Members shall be elected to two-year staggered terms with the possibility of renewal for a second consecutive two-year term. The Church Business Council (CBC) will appoint one of its members as a Committee liaison with voice but no vote. The Council member will serve the Committee as an adviser, an advocate, and augment the Chair’s communication between the Committee and CBC. By the end of January of each calendar year, the Committee members shall be recommended by the President, approved by the CBC, and shall be elected at the Congregational Meeting during the first quarter. If a vacancy occurs on this Committee, the President shall recommend a replacement and be approved by the CBC.

 

Technology Committee

Technology Standing Committee. Chair, Keith Harris, mkharris.ar@gmail.com

This Committee will consist of two (2) voting members of the Congregation. The Church Administrator will serve as an ex-offico member. The Technology Committee shall implement, manage, and support the use of technology to:

  1. a) improve communications among leaders, various groups, and committees; b) improve communications within & between our congregation and the community; c) help us to grow physically, intellectually, spiritually; and d) further the mission of the church.

All technology needs of ELC will be evaluated and approved by this committee. This Committee shall be responsible for developing and improving:

a) Audio & Visual Systems

    1. Evaluate, research, acquire, and maintain software, supplies, and equipment used to support the audio and visual presentation of worship services and other events,
  1. b)  Social Media 
    1. i) Oversight, development, maintenance, and use of social media sites and web presence that market and brand Emmanuel ministries and programs, for the updating of all social media sites to keep visual content fresh and current to preserve site integrity and to keep viewers informed of Emmanuel’s ministry vision, programs, events, and activities. ii) Development, maintenance, updating, and security of ELC’s member portal. iii) Oversight of all technological content submitted by all ELC employees, members, nonmembers, and committees before being posted on social media sites and member portals. iv) Assign responsibilities for each type of social media by identifying a primary and backup contact. Appropriate rights will be given to these contacts.
  2. c)  Network Information System
    1. i) Evaluate, research, acquire, and maintain software and equipment used to support the information system needs of members, staff, volunteers, and committees.

 

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