Church Leaders

Electing Church Officers

Church trustees should refer to the 2012 Book of Discipline paragraphs 2525, 2526, 2530, 2532 and 2533 for officers that need to be elected, timing of the elections, and more. Additional information for trustees can be found here.

Job Descriptions for Volunteers

There are a wide variety of volunteer positions within each church. Discipleship Ministries offers job descriptions for positions required in all congregations, as well as positions suggested for ministry organization and various ministry groups.  View job descriptions

Another resource is the job description library found on the website of the North Central Chapter of the National Association of Church Business Administration. These are descriptions used by local churches in our area.  View job descriptions

Church and Treasurer Info Packet

The conference offers a huge number of resources and tools for congregations and their staff and volunteer leaders. An informational packet detailing these offerings is available to all churches and should be reviewed by all pastors, treasurers, finance chairs, and missions chairs—particularly as they step into their roles. The packet contains information about everything from conference staff contacts to apportionments to clergy benefits to conference events and communications to free tools. Contact Carol Johanneck (612-230-6142) to request a hard copy.  View packet

Expense Reimbursement

Those volunteering for the Minnesota Conference and/or one of its ministry teams can request reimbursement for expenses incurred on behalf of the conference—including meals, mileage, and lodging. To seek reimbursement, volunteers must fill out the appropriate reimbursement request form, have it signed by the leader overseeing the team or project for which the expenses were incurred, and mail it in to the conference office.  Download payment request voucher / Download meeting expense voucher

SPRC Clergy Evaluation Form

We believe that God’s vision for the Minnesota Annual Conferences is for every congregation to be a vital expression of three scriptural imperatives found in the words of Jesus: grow in love of God and neighbor, reach new people, and heal a broken world. Therefore, each year, it’s important for us to ask strategic questions and receive thoughtful feedback concerning our clergy and congregations and whether they are fulfilling this vision. Every Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) must evaluate its appointed clergy on an annual basis after referencing a "Ministry in the Minnesota Annual Conference" document and using a provided form, which must be signed by the clergy person, the SPRC chair, and the church’s district superintendent.  View Ministry in the Minnesota Annual Conference document / Download SPRC clergy evaluation form

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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(612) 870-0058