What and Who is Church Council?
The Church Council is the group of people which leads all aspects of the church and is made up of individuals who have grown into leadership in various specific aspects of the church. This leadership is as a result of God’s leading and from time to time the CC may recognise this in individuals and may invite new leaders to join the CC. The CC recognises the leadership roles and invaluable contributions of others in the church who are not part of the Church Council. Currently the CC is made up of the following people with the following responsibilities, although many roles overlap and cross over between individuals: –
Church Council Members and their responsibilities – (not necessarily all that they do!)
Doff Alexander: – Campaigners, Catering, Cleaning team.
Leslie Hardwick: – Preaching, Teaching.
Jeremy Howell: – Treasurer-financial management, Maintenance, Facility development, Technical, Lettings.
Joy Howell: – Safeguarding Officer, Children’s Leader & Activities Co-ordinator, Thursday Special, Toddler group, School visits, Music & worship leader.
David Morris: – Preaching, Wordship leader
Leslie Morris: – Registrar, Welcoming team.
John Neale: – Youth work, Audio-Visual team.
Linda Weller: – Assistant Registrar, Youth work, Cleaning team.
Nick Lawrence: –
Heather Lawrence: –
In addition the church operates under two trust deeds (1938 & 2011) and is overseen by a board of trustees.
These trustees are: – Kevin Hartle (chair), David Morris, Leslie Morris, Jeremy Howell.
(The Bible, Mark 10:13-16, GNT)
"Some people brought children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples scolded the people. When Jesus noticed this, he was angry and said to his disciples, “Let the children come to me, and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you that whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Then he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on each of them, and blessed them."
(THE BIBLE, JOHN 3:16.)
“GOD LOVED THE WORLD SO MUCH THAT HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON SO THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM MAY NOT BE LOST, BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE."
(The Bible, 1 John 3:16, NIV)
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. "
(The Bible, Mark 14:22, NIV)
“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take it; this is my body."
(The Bible, 1 John 3:16, NLT)
"We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters."
(The Bible, Isaiah 40:30-31 NIV)
"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."