At Logan Grace Baptist Church, we are led by Jesus in our personal lives, and also in our corporate life as a church. He is our “Senior Pastor” and we serve under Him. So then, how are decisions made at Logan Grace Baptist Church? What is the process and who is involved?
Mission for Community
The main thrust of what we do as a church happens within the context of our mission for Community. Each group is led by mature Christian people who have a desire to see the people in their group grow in their faith in Christ.
Working alongside the Lead Pastor is a team of staff who have various roles and responsibilities within the life of the church to lead, train and equip people for ministry.
All major decisions and policy direction are made by the Elders of the Church. All the Elders form what is called the Elders Council. From this group, a smaller group of up to nine Elders are appointed to serve on the Board of the Church. This Board meets monthly and oversees things like finances, membership applications and resourcing future vision. All Elders should be involved in some kind of ministry and will usually be leading a Community Group.
We have set up a Deacons Fund. Each month we set aside 10% of our offering income into the Deacons Fund for diaconal aid (helping people in financial need). This will be administered and co-ordinated by Deacons.
There is at least one Congregational Meeting each year where Members of the Church come together to hear a report from the Board on the activities of the Church and pass any decisions that need to be made by Members. These kinds of decisions are detailed in the Constitution of the Church, which is available on request