Have you at all become frustrated with the traditional model of church governance and are wondering if there is a better way within our polity to make a Consistory and Council more effective? With many churches going to a staff driven model, others hanging on to the past model of elder driven care and decision-making and plenty of combinations in between it is becoming harder and harder to decide what is most effective.
We are in the midst of thinking about what will work best for our church - a church of about 1000 and healthy in many ways but desirous of releasing people into ministry and streamlining the process to go from ideas to implementation we are considering a governance change to something that works.A few years ago we already dividied into Deacons, Pastoral Elders and Executive elders. This worked for a time but we need to go a step further. I thought I would poll The Network along with some of our other investigation work and see what comes to the service.
Have at it!