Our church is lead not only by our pastor, but by our members. We have several teams that manage the affairs of the church.
Board of Finance:
The Board of Finance Committee meets as needed. They work on financial procedures, budget preparation, economic updates and manage the growth of endowments.
Christian Fellowship Committee:
The Christian Fellowship Team assists with event planning and social activities of the church. They meet as needed.
The Consistory is the policy-making body and transacts the business of the congregation, makes provisions for the determining and raising of the current expense budget, Christian missions and benevolences, and provides for the auditing of financial accounts to support the staff. The Consistory keeps complete and accurate records of its proceedings, being a custodian of all congregational records, and reports to the congregation at its regular and special meetings. All acts and deliberations of the Consistory are subject to the will and revision of the congregation. There is a monthly review on all fiscal matters, including the payment of bills.
The Consistory is also the governing body. It is composed of the Pastor or Pastors and nine Elders. Three Elders are elected for a term of three years by a majority vote cast at the Annual Congregational meeting. Elders assist and support the Pastor in spiritual affairs of the church, and provide and distribute the elements for the Lord’s Supper. Elders shall take heed to the high calling of their office. When elected, the Elders are publicly ordained and installed and can serve two consecutive terms with a one-year cessation at the end of the six-year period. Vacancies of the Consistory shall be filled by the Consistory for any three-year term not filled or any unexpired term.
The officers of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected each year by the Consistory. This also includes electing a President or Vice President and two Property Committee persons for the Union Council/Consistory of Heidelberg Church. The Church Secretary is hired by the Consistory and reviewed annually.
Endowment Fund Committee:
The Endowment Fund Committee meets quarterly or as required. They are in charge of administration of bequests, charitable gifts and memorials in keeping with the desire of the donors and the needs of the church.
The Nominating Committee meets when called by the Consistory President. They annually prepare a slate of nominations for Consistory.
The Stewardship Team meets as needed. They promote the good stewardship of our church.
Spiritual Life Coordinators:
The Spiritual Life Coordinators meets monthly. They provide leadership for worship and work with the pastor and organist to plan special worship services which are held throughout the year.