We are excited to announce our second Metro D.C. Synod Leadership Academy event – Congregational Council Retreat. This retreat day has been specifically created to help Congregational Councils establish and reestablish their roles and responsibilities, specific duties, and learn effective meeting practices. Consider this a Council 101 (Re)Training.
Who Should Attend
Rostered ministers serving in congregational calls
Executive members of congregational councils (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer)
Other council members as pastors see their roles fitting into this training.
The cost is $25 per person for a full day of training including lunch and breaks.
What to Prepare
We ask participants to find, read, and bring their congregational constitution and bylaws, recent financial statement/budget, and any current policies.
Robert Tuttle | Synod Attorney and authority on church law
Kevin Anderson | Synod Secretary
Julie Hamre | Synod Treasurer
Rev. Kate Davidson | Pastor knowledgeable in youth policy best practices
Rev. Dr. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold | Pastor and MetroDC Coaches Coordinator
Katharyn Wheeler | Admin. Assistant to the Bishop and Synod Admin Network Coordinator
9:00 AM Registration
9:30 AM Constitution/Bylaws (responsibilities, respective duties, conditions of employment, maintaining documents)
10:30 AM Congregational Finances
11:00 AM Break and Questions
11:30 AM Maintaining the Parish Register and Submitting ELCA/Synod Forms
Noon Youth Ministry Policies
12:30 PM Lunch & Fellowship
1:30 PM Effective Meeting Practices
2:00 PM Metro DC Coaching Opportunities
2:30 PM Q & A