My Plymouth
Boards and Committees

(Referred to as Committees in the following descriptions.)

Committee work is essential to our members and their role in growing Plymouth Church and the Plymouth community. Our committees are important as they are the vehicles through which members guide the operations of the church and its ministries. When you take a seat at one of our committee meetings, you are choosing to build our community and make decisions guided by what is best for Plymouth. Our church is blessed to have many dedicated members who, with its committed staff, serve together to enrich all aspects of Plymouth.

Plymouth’s By-Laws define the mission of each Committee. Every year a class of Plymouth members is elected for each committee to serve a three year term and consecutive terms are not available. Committees meet monthly and copies of minutes are retained in the church office.

Church Council (At Large Members)

The Council ties all the boards and staff together.  It is where the Chairs of each committee come together with the Pastors, certain staff and At Large Members to set goals and objectives, review policies and programs, and consult with the staff and other boards on programs and budget. 

The Nominating Committee selects two at-large Council members each year.  There is a total of six at-large members on the Council. The Church Council Term is 3 years and the time commitment is 2 hours per month for meetings.

Trustees

Like most organizations, the Trustees oversee the assets and budget of the church.  The Trustees plan and oversee the annual Christian Commitment Campaign.   Trustees also oversee the Buildings and Grounds Committee, Memorial Fund, and Scholarship.  Trustee Term is 3 years and the time commitment is 2 hours per month for meetings (more for officers).

Diaconate – One of Our Greatest Needs!

The Deacons are the hands of our Church.  Deacons serve the congregation by assisting the Pastors in the service of worship and care of our members.  There are so many jobs on Diaconate that even the timid can serve.  Deacons prepare the Sacraments of Communion and prep the sanctuary for worship; all while no one is watching.  For those who don’t suffer from stage fright, Deacons serve Communion and collect the offering.  There is room for about 30 Deacons. This is a great place to start for members who’ve never served but want to step up.  You’ll learn so much about the Church in preparation for other boards and officer positions.  The term is 3 years and the time commitment is 2 hours per month for meetings plus service on Sundays.

Board of Outreach and Mission (BOOM)

The Board of Outreach and Mission (BOOM) oversees Plymouth’s outreach ministry to our local community is one of Plymouth’s outreach ministries.   BOOM addresses the needs within our community, i.e., the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless, Aids Walk, One Grove Foundation, Coconut Grove Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, and Footprints Foundation.  The term is 3 years and the time commitment is 2 hours per month for meetings plus time committed to service.

Adult Christian Education

“Adult Ed” is more than Bible study.  If you’ve been to one of the presentations outside of worship, chances are it was put on by Adult Christian Ed.  In the past we’ve been presented topics ranging from Islam to Martin Luther and his music.  New ideas and offerings are always welcome and from Adult Ed you can bring new offerings.  And yes, there’s Bible study too!  The Term is 3 years and the time commitment is 2 hours per month for meetings plus time to support activities.

Children Youth Education and Fellowship (CYEF)

CYEF coordinates activities of Church school for nursery and elementary school age children, middle and high school youth groups, and coordinates fellowship activities like chili cook offs, youth mission trips, and family outings (think camping, movie nights, etc.). The Term is 3 years and the time commitment is 2 hours per month for meetings plus time to support activities.

Music

The Music Committee works with the music director and Pastors to plan music activities, music budgets and support the music program at Plymouth.  No musical talent, other than enjoying what you hear, is required. The Term is 3 years and the time commitment is 2 hours per month for meetings plus time to support activities.

Personnel

Personnel is a three member committee responsible for keeping personnel policies up to Plymouth standards.  The board ensures performance evaluations are complete.  Personnel also make salary recommendations and advise boards on personnel matters.  The Term is 3 years and the time commitment is 2 hours for meetings as needed.

Nominating Committee

Members of the Nominating Committee are directly elected by the Church membership at the annual meeting.  The committee submits a slate of names to fill vacancies of the various committees to the Council each year.  Nominating usually meets several times in the fall to have a complete slate for presentation to the Council and at the annual meeting. The Term is 3 years and the time commitment is 2 hours for meetings and 1 hour per week between meetings to make calls to members.

Officers

Moderator Promoted from Moderator-Elect; Moderator-Elect ; Treasurer Promoted from Treasurer-Elect (Two Year Term); Treasurer-Elect (Every other year); Church Clerk (Two year term)

Last Published: November 7, 2019 10:14 AM