Gold Window

How we are organized

Grace tries to share God’s love in word and deed with others in the world. It does this primarily through helping each other to be graciously/lovingly present for other people – co-workers, strangers, neighbors, partners and family in daily life.

It is organized around mission even though our tradition and the way church has been done for hundreds of years. (US Society as a whole was pretty much a part of “Christiandom” and congregations existed to support the different ways our cultures in our US “melting pot,” did music/worship on Sunday mornings.) That is all changing.

As we change we have re-organized our congregation into two spheres, with one sphere having three parts.

Sphere 1: Governance.   Grace as a whole meets three or more times a year to set the course of the congregation and to discuss “big issues.” It is like a town hall meeting. The town hall meeting is lead by Grace’s elected officers, its President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.

The town hall meeting sets the overall direction for the congregations’ yearly ministry activities and approves the money to be invested in those ministry activities.

Sphere 2: Management. Grace has three management teams: Mission, Identity and Administration.

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