Church Council

Reveille UMC
The Church Council is  Reveille’s governing body for church ministry and administrative matters. The group meets monthly to oversee the ministries of the church and to help guide Reveille’s mission and vision. As required by the United Methodist Church Discipline, the Leadership Committee must recommend the appointment of Church Council members.
 
The Church Council has 18 lay positions, plus two clergy. This structure allows the Council to be more forward thinking to focus on discerning the vision of the church.

Following are the Church Council positions:
Church Council Chair: coordinates and sets the agenda for the monthly Church Council meetings, and brings together the leaders of the church’s committees to ensure that the work of the church is consistent with the church’s vision and mission.
Church Council Secretary: takes the minutes of the monthly Church Council meetings
Lay Leader: serves as the congregational counterpart to the pastoral leadership, acting as a spiritual leader of the congregation.
Leaders and Chairs: Worship Team, Grow Team, Serve Team, Children's Council, Youth Council, Adult Council, Senior Adult Council, Finance, Trustees, Staff-Parish Relations, Communications, Stewardship, Treasurer
UMW Representative: provides input from Reveille's United Methodist Women
Youth Representative: serves on Church Council to provide the youth perspective on programs and other issues.
Clergy: The lead pastor, executive pastor, and associate pastor are members of the Church Council.
                                                                                 Click for the 2017 Church Council member list
Church Council Structure
Three Visionary Teams
The chairs of the Worship, Grow, and Serve teams are members of the Church Council. This aligns the ministries and the Council with Reveille’s Worship-Grow-Serve vision.
Four Life-Stage Councils 
The chairs of the Children’s, Youth, Adult, and Senior Adult councils also are members of the Church Council. These councils represent and involve the entire congregation. The Children’s and Adult Councils replace the Children’s and Adult Ministries Committees.
Some Ministry Area Committee chairs are serving on a Visionary Team or Life-Stage Council instead of on the Church Council. For example, the Outreach Committee chair is part of the Serve Team and not serving directly on the Church Council.

Committees
Ministry Area and Administrative Committees have some indirect representation on the Church Council. These committees carry out the strategies and tactics that translate the vision of the Church Council into action and results.

Liaisons make it all work
Liaisons will link each Life-Stage Council to each Visionary Team. These twelve liaisons serve on their respective teams and councils.

Who are the members of the Worship, Grow, and Serve Teams?

What positions make up the Life-Stage Councils?
Each of the four Life-Stage Councils consists of a lay chair, a church staff representative, at-large members (3-4), plus the liaisons to the Worship, Grow, and Serve teams. Each council may have additional members. For example, the Children’s Council includes representatives of Reveille Weekday School and the children’s Sunday school superintendent.  Life-Stage Council Members