Staff, Leaders, & Committees


Gordon's Chapel United Methodist Church

Bishop of the North Georgia Conference

Dr. B. Michael Watson
The United Methodist Center
159 Ralph McGill Boulevard, NE
Atlanta, Georgia

District Superintendent

Dr. Gary Whetstone
855 Sunset Drive
Suite 12 Athens
GA 30606

Pastor

Rev. Joel Embry
Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church
6625 Nowhere Rd
Hull, GA 30646
Ph:706/548-6616
Cell:706-344-7538
Email:jwembry@windstream.net
  

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEES

 

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL 

Provides administrative leadership to the church. This includes working with committees that are responsible for our staff, buildings, financial resources, and

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE DELEGATE 

Represents the church at the annual meeting of the North Georgia Conference when necessary.

 

CHILDREN’S COORDINATOR

Plans, coordinates, and promotes spiritual development opportunities for children.

 

CHURCH HOSTESSES/HOSTS

To serve the church by providing a hospitality ministry to the congregation through hosting social events of the church.

 

CHURCH SECRETARY

Gathers announcements and events for the weekly bulletin. Types, prints and folds weekly bulletins. Composes information for PowerPoint presentations. Compiles reports and information for the Annual Charge Conference Booklet. Takes minutes at the Administrative Council meetings as well as the Annual Charge Conference. Reserve the use of the church/fellowship hall.   

 

CHURCH TREASURER

Maintains the church bank ledger. Monthly sends designated offerings to the conference. Prepares and distributes detailed monthly financial statement to the Church Administrative Council. The statement includes the balance status of all budgeted accounts, as well as the totals received in tithes and offerings and a detailed record of all disbursements. 

  

CHURCH WORSHIP LEADER/LAY LEADER

Encourages church members to prepare themselves for church leadership and for current leaders to develop their leadership skills. Seeks to develop a sense of the state of the church and the future needs of the church. Recommends to the annual conference the names of people to serve as officers and leaders of ministries and committees of the church.

 

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

To serve the communication and promotional needs of the church; to make available ideas, resources and skills to assist work areas/committees in providing effective, unified communication throughout the congregation. Examples of communication include signs, email, phone, newspaper, radio, church newsletter, church face book page, and church website.

 

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

Coordinates the communication and promotional needs of the church; makes available ideas, resources and skills to assist work areas/committees in providing effective, unified communication throughout the congregation.

 

CONGREGATIONAL CARE COMMITTEE

To equip people and provide resources to meet the spiritual and physical needs of Gordon’s Chapel family and community through prayer, personal resources and contacts, letters and cards.

 

EDUCATION CHAIRPERSON

In charge of planning and implementing settings in which children, youth and adults can seek to know God and discover ways to live as Christian disciples.

 

EVANGELISM AND WORSHIP COMMITTEE

This committee will reach out to people with the Good News of Jesus Christ and welcomes them with genuine Christian hospitality so that they may develop a relationship with God and live as Christian disciples. In addition, they work with the pastor and the music director to sustain and enhance the church’s worship experience. This includes seasonal services, managing ushering responsibilities, managing acolyte responsibilities, managing nursery schedule, managing flower schedule and preparing communion elements. 

 

FAMILY MINISTRIES

The Family Ministry program helps to promote faith formation in families with children, single parent families, married couples with no children, and families with grandparents raising grandchildren. Also, they seek out and introduce new families to others in the congregation.

 

FINANCE/STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE INCLUDING AUDIT

The focus of the Finance Committee is on Stewardship. Stewardship is the “management of God’s household.” Stewardship is the way we manage our entire lives which includes, our gifts and talents, our resources and possessions, our time and our energy. Stewardship is our “whole life” response to God. The job of the Stewardship and Finance Committee is to identify, perfect and manage the finance system for the congregation. The finance system is the process of raising, managing and dispersing the finances so that the mission and vision of the congregation can be achieved.

 

HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAMPUS MINISTRY

One of the major goals of the Higher Education and Campus Ministry is to “reach young people to assist and support them in identifying and forming their vocations as Christians for leadership in the global church and the world.” At the same time, we also support those who have felt God calling them for many years, but only recently felt able to answer that call.

 

LAY LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE (NOMINATION)

Identifies, develops, deploys, evaluates, and monitors Christian spiritual leadership for the congregation. The committee recommends to the charge conference, at the annual session, the names of people to serve as officers and leaders of designated ministries and required committees of the church.

 

LONG RANGE PLANNING AND BUILDING COMMITTEE

The purpose of this committee is to make decisions on the future direction of the church. This can be accomplished by developing a three to five year plan. In this plan the committee decides the status of the church currently, what direction the church can go, and what direction the church needs to go.  

 

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

This committee  maintains current and preserves historic church membership records. This membership information is used for updating the church directory, mailing lists, as well as statistical reports for the annual conference.

 

MISSIONS (LOCAL AND OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY)

Plans the church’s ministry to the poor, needy, and  those with hardship outside of our community.

 

OTHER CHURCH OFFICERS

Other church officers are listed but not limited to –  UMW Officers, Historian, Memorial Steward, Newsletter Editor, Representative to Camp Glisson, Social Media Specialist, Supply Steward, and Scouting Coordinators.

 

SAFE SANCTUARY COMMITTEE

Because the tragedy of abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults is a reality in our world, and because we recognize our responsibility to ensure a safe and protected environment for our children, Gordon’s Chapel United Methodist Church has developed this policy and associated guidelines to reduce the risk of abuse of children and youth in our church. Jesus made the importance of children clear when he said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” Emulating his example Gordon’s Chapel has grown to an important place for nurturing children and youth in faith. This policy attempts to prayerfully and faithfully identify areas of risk and take steps to reduce that risk. This local church policy is in compliance with the North Georgia Safe Sanctuaries Policy. This policy and the guidelines are to be followed by all persons, ministries and programs dealing with children, youth (under age 18), and vulnerable adults.

 

STAFF/PASTOR RELATIONS COMMITTEE

This committee’s role is to strengthen, nurture and support the pastor, staff and their families and to promote unity within the church. This committee also recommends to the church council, after consultation with the pastor, the professional, and other staff positions needed to carry out the work of the church. Meets regularly with the pastor to communicate concerns. Assists the pastor and staff in assessing their gifts and setting priorities for leadership and service.

 

TRUSTEES

Stewards of the church’s land, buildings and equipment. They seek to provide the physical tools that facilitate effective ministry. This includes directing the maintenance of all buildings, negotiating contracts for equipment, and securing property insurance.

 

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

The purpose of the United Methodist Women (UMW) is to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; to expand concepts of mission, and to grow in faith.

 

YOUTH COUNCIL COORDINATORS

To help the youth develop and grow a healthy self-concept about value and worthiness as a person through personal relationships with Jesus Christ, each other and members of our congregation and community.

 

YOUTH DIRECTORS

Plans, coordinates, and promotes spiritual development opportunities for the youth.