Below is a description of the Duchess Mennonite Church Leadership Structure as well as areas for volunteers to serve.
For more information on any of these ministries, please feel free to contact the Church Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Admin Team of the Duchess Mennonite Church is the day-to-day decision making group of the church. They are appointed by the Council of Elders. Their responsibilities are to plan weekly services and special events, to coordinate ministry efforts, to encourage and support staff and volunteers, and to uplift the church in prayer. Sitting in on the team are the pastoral staff, a Council of Elders representative, and one or more members at large. Suggestions and concerns about the church and its ministries can be directed to the Admin Team.
The Council of Elders at the Duchess Mennonite Church is the governing body of the church. Elders are elected at the Annual General Meeting by the church, and serve 3 year terms. The Council of Elders is responsible for the visioning and direction of the church, large financial decisions, and staffing issues.
The Pastoral Staff of the Duchess Mennonite Church consists of the Senior Pastor, the Women’s Care Pastor, and the Youth Pastor. The Pastors serve as ministry facilitators and are part of the leadership team, sitting in on both the Admin Team and the Council of Elders as non-voting members.
The Discernment Committee is appointed annually by the Church Council of Elders to serve as a body that prayerfully select individuals to match up with ministry placements in the church. At the Annual General Meeting, the Discernment Committee presents a slate of ministry areas and corresponding volunteers to fill those areas. The congregation votes on accepting the slate for the year.
The Audio Visual Ministry at Duchess Mennonite Church consists of running the sound board and powerpoint projector on Sunday mornings, as well as at special events, and maintaining the audio visual components of the church.
This is a ministry that is behind the scenes, yet is vital to the smooth operation of the church.
The Ministry of Celebrations at Duchess Mennonite Church is a group that is responsible for the planning and organizing of large church events, such as the annual picnic, the Christmas Banquet, as well as smaller events like Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.
The Decorating Ministry at Duchess Mennonite Church is a group that is responsible for the decorating of the building, particularly the sanctuary and foyer. Focus is on creating beautiful spaces in the church building as another avenue to evoke worship
The Ministry of the Library at Duchess Mennonite Church is a group that is responsible for the maintenance of the church library. The committee purchases and catalogues new materials for the library to allow the congregation to loan out resources.
The Nursery Ministry at Duchess Mennonite Church consists of taking a shift every few weeks. A yearly signup sheet is put out at the Church annual meeting in January.
The Trustees Ministry at Duchess Mennonite Church is a group that is responsible for the maintenance of the church building and property.
The Ushers and Greeters Ministry at Duchess Mennonite Church takes the important role of greeting people that attend morning services. They seat people, distribute bulletins, monitor the fans, receive the offering, and be available to direct newcomers as needed.
The Music Ministry of the Duchess Mennonite Church is led by the Music Committee. This is a group that plans and facilitates scheduling, equipping, and encouraging of the music teams.
Music Teams are scheduled on a weekly rotation. Our church seeks to include and use as much talent and willing hearts as we are able.
The Children’s Ministry at Duchess Mennonite Church needs people to volunteer as leaders and helpers for Sunday School, AWANA, Kid’s Church, and to take on a role during the Vacation Bible School.
The Ministry of the Youth at Duchess Mennonite Church needs youth sponsors. Whether you are willing to help out only occasionally, such as hosting an event, or regularly come out to weekly gatherings, there is always need for more people to serve.
The Small Groups at Duchess Mennonite Church will always need leaders. If you enjoy hosting people and/or working through challenging materials and topics, consider hosting a small group. This is a setting where much growth and discipleship can take place.
At Duchess Mennonite Church the service leader is the person who guides the morning service. They make announcements, lead the prayer & sharing time, and facilitates the transitions between elements of the worship service.