Lay Delegate Policy (Sample)
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What is a Lay Delegate?
An effective lay member is especially interested in connecting the church of God with people who are not yet part of it.
The sample Lay Delegate Policy below includes:
- Church Name
- Policy Title
provide a ministry to enable the members of local churches to take part in the
democratic process of our denomination.
- General Responsibilities -As
the elected Lay Delegate, you’re the official denominational representative of
your congregation. Lay Delegates have the responsibility to attend and to
effectively represent the congregation at every General Conference. You should
also participate in every [Name of Denomination] Network Gathering and Summit. It’s
your responsibility to see that the information flow between the every [Name of
Denomination], Network and local congregation is both timely and accurate
throughout your term of office.
- Lay Delegate - Represents the local church. Has voice and vote
at General Conference.
are chosen to fulfill the responsibilities of Lay Delegates when they cannot
attend required meetings. (See policy below for more on Alternate/Assistant Lay Delegates.)
- Specific Tasks - Lay
Delegates serve as the communication link between the local congregation and
the every [Name of Denomination]. Flow
of pertinent information between these bodies through the Lay Delegate is an
important part of your job. Remember, you may be the only link that most
members have to the Network or the every [Name of Denomination]. It’s your
responsibility to make sure that you’ve been added to the Network and every
[Name of Denomination] newsletter email distribution list. (See policy below for more Specific Tasks.)
- Alternates - The Alternate
position can provide an individual with the opportunity to begin learning about
the workings of the local church, the Network and the [Name of Denomination] before running for the position of Lay
Delegate. (See policy below for more on Alternates.)
- Responsibilities of the Congregation - Lay
Delegates represent the congregation at the conference business meetings. It
is, therefore, in the best interest of the congregation to ensure that the most
qualified person or persons be elected, supported and affirmed in the
position(s) of Lay Delegate(s). This should include financial support,
including registration, transportation, meals and housing.
- Summary - If you have any
questions, do not hesitate to ask your Pastor or to contact your Network Leader
or Elder. Contact other Lay Delegates to get their input. Remember the local
congregation is not sending you to conferences for a vacation. (See policy below.)
- Signatures - Senior Pastor and Lay Delegate's Signature
- Revised Date (Date of policy revision.)
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