In Seekers Church, leadership and authority are distributed among many individuals. Many of the functions usually performed by “clergy” or “staff” are carried out by Stewards, the Servant Leadership Team, mission groups, other small groups, or individual volunteers.
Below is information on the individuals and groups who are responsible for different aspects of our life together.
The Stewards of Seekers Church take responsibility for the life of the whole community. They share a common commitment and are the church’s decision-making body. Any member of Seekers who feels called can become a Steward. The process involves about two years of study and conscious preparation. Click here for a copy of the Stewards commitment statement and the ritual of belonging that occurs when someone makes their commitment for the first time. The current list of Stewards can be found in the Seekers directory. If you are interested, see any of the current Stewards for more information.
Servant Leadership Team
Since our beginning as a separate congregation, Seekers Church has called forth from its membership individuals who serve as vision keepers, coordinators, and support staff for the community. We call this group the “Servant Leadership Team” or SLT. The SLT serves on a regular, part-time basis, and are paid a stipend by Seekers Church. Click here to contact SLT. The current team members are:
FOG is the acronym of the Financial Oversight Group, which focuses on all aspects of Seekers’ finances. FOG puts together a proposed budget each year and periodically reports on implementation of the budget, once it has been approved by Stewards. FOG also supervises and supports the Treasurer and Bookkeeper, both of whom are members of FOG.
While FOG sets policy, Seekers’ bookkeeper takes care of all the practical aspects of Seekers’ finances, making deposits from weekly and online donations, paying out bills, reimbursing appropriate expenses incurred by members, and making contributions to the many organizations and groups that Seekers supports. The bookkeeper also keeps all bank accounts and accounting records in order and generates reports as needed.
Who to Ask
To see current members of each group below, see the Seekers directory. Click on the name of the appropriate group for more information.
|Leading circle time and service, writing liturgy, scheduling preachers||Celebration Circle Mission Group||Deborah|
|Prayer for Peace and Justice||Eyes to See, Ears to Hear, Peace Prayer Mission Group||Trish|
|Two-Minute Story||Outreach Mission Group||Keith|
|Music||Music group||Glen Y and Liz|
|Electronic sermon recordings||Celebration Circle Mission Group||Deborah|
|Sunday school||Sunday School Team||Judy|
|Children’s word||Sunday School Team||David L|
|School for Christian Growth||Learners and Teachers Mission Group||David L|
|Welcoming visitors/community connections||Outreach Mission Group||Keith|
|Support for elderly members at Seekers||Living Water Mission Group||Nancy|
|Community Men’s Breakfast||Men’s Breakfast Coordinator||Glen Y.|
|Carroll Café||Carroll Café Team||Sandra|
|Interfaith Sacred Conversation on Race & Diversity||Sacred Conversation Coordinator||Sandra|
|Covenant Christian Community Thanksgiving Basket Project||Thanksgiving Basket coordinator||Sandra|
|Use of Still Point Retreat House||Earth & Spirit Mission Group||Kevin|
|Coordinating Silent Retreats||Living Water Mission Group||Nancy|
|Spiritual Direction||Servant Leadership Team||Dave |
|Building Use||Time and Space Mission Group||Katie|
|Building Maintenance||Martha’s Mob||David L|
|Seekers Gallery||Gallery Coordinator||Sandra|
|Seekers Library||Library Coordinator||Linda|
|Paying expenses, managing tithes and offerings||Bookkeeper||Debbie|
|Drafting budget, financial recommendations to Stewards, supporting the bookkeeper||Financial Oversight Group (FOG)||Marjory|
|International Giving||Giving Coordinators||David L|
|Domestic Giving||Giving Coordinators||Cynthia|
|Growing Edge Fund||Mission Support Group||Michele|
|Seekers website maintenance and email group management||Time & Space Mission Group||Deborah|
|Seekers Members and alumni/ae directory||Servant Leadership Team||David L|
|Coordination with Church of the Saviour faith communities||Ecumenical Council||Keith|
|Weddings, memorials, and other sacraments||Servant Leadership Team||Brenda|