According to the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, the Administrative Council is the group that "shall provide for planning and implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resources in the local church. It shall also provide for the administration of its organization and temporal life. It shall envision, plan, implement, and annually evaluate the mission and ministry of the church." It is the decision making body of the church.
The membership of the Admin. Council at Second Avenue UMC includes the pastor and staff, officers (chair, secretary, treasurers), lay members to annual conference, chairpersons of each work area, UMW president, and members-at-large. All other church members are invited to attend the meetings and participate in discussion, although only the Admin. Council members can vote.
According to the Book of Discipline, we are required at the minimum to organize into such a church council, as well as a committee on staff-parish relations, a committee on finance, a board of trustees, and a committee on lay leadership. Modifications and additions to this structure to support the needs of our ministry are allowed. Currently, Second Avenue UMC has several other committees (or "work areas") to do the work of our church: Worship, Invite, Nurture, Grow, and Serve (The W.I.N.G.S. Structure). Except for staff, all other members of Admin. Council and work areas are volunteers, members of our church who want to serve and move our congregation's ministry forward!
Admin. Council and work area participants are nominated by the Nominations Committee for a typical term of three years. Each work area's membership rotates in classes so that the entire committee doesn't turn over at once. Participation in a work area is a great way to meet people and get connected into our daily church life. If you are interested in finding out more about a particular work area, you may contact the church office for the chairperson's’ name and they will get in touch with you. If you are interested in serving on a work area or Admin. Council, please contact Rev. Millie who chairs the Nominations Committee.
Our Admin. Council meets on the fifth Sunday right after Sunday service in Fellowship Hall unless there is a special called meeting. Check the church calendar for the next meeting. We invite you to come!
Pastor: Rev. Millie L. Kim Admin. Council Chair: Amy Astin
Treasurer: Dottie Taylor Finance Chair: Greg Gaston
Trustees Chair: Ronnie Farmer Stewardship Chair: Jim Burton
Recording Secretary: Beth Gibbons Membership Secretary: Inez Fears
Lay Members to Annual Conference: Amy Astin Alternate Members to AC : Dan Emerick, Inez Fears
United Methodist Women President: Inez Fears Worship Chair: Rev. Millie Kim
Invite Chair: Scottie Edwards Nurture Co-Chairs: Jill Borchert, Beth Gibbons
Grow Co-Chairs: Betty Albers Serve Chair: Dan Emerick
Members-At-Large: Mary Beth Broxterman, Randy Embree, Vicki Thomason, Shannon Kislat, Ralph Davis, Sue Duck, Vesper Frazier, Lib Rogers, Herb Brown