"...for the authorities are God's servants, busy with this very thing." Rom.13:6
The congregation plays a central role in governance of the church. Their responsibilities include: electing a governing body and appointing trustees, approving operating and capital budgets, and requesting settlement of a member of the order of ministry. The congregation meets at least annually.
On September 6, 2022 a new governance model, a Church Council model, with leadership provided by Ministry Leads, replaced the Official Board model as Kingsway-Lambton's form of governance. An organizational chart is attached.
The Council is responsible for overall direction, governance, policy, and matters of interest of the church. The Council is also responsible for ensuring Local Ministry Unit (LMU) requirements of the United Church of Canada are met and for representing the interests of Kingsway-Lambton to other bodies of the wider church.
Voting members of the Council include its Chair, Leads of all 8 Ministries, Coordinating Minister, Chair of Trustees, a Member at Large, and a representative from the United Church Women (UCW). The non-voting members include the Secretary and a Regional Council (Shining Waters) Representative.
To obtain Council minutes and agendas, and/or other information, please contact the Secretary, Colleen Coman or the church office.
The 8 Ministries who provide leadership and oversee direction are as follows: Christian Life, Engagement, Outreach & Social Justice, Treasurer/Finance, Property, Gifts & Givings, Ministry & Personnel (mandatory ministry), and Communications. Each Ministry is headed by a "Lead". Scope of each Ministry and Ministry Lead contact list are attached below.
Board of Trustees
Trustees are responsible for holding all property for the congregation as part of the United Church of Canada. This includes investment of funds according to the approved investment policies. The Chair of Trustees is a voting member of Council.
United Church Women (UCW) Council
The UCW Council is the governing body of the UCW organization. It meets monthly and is comprised of representatives of the individual UCW units. Click here for more information on UCW. A UCW representative is a voting member of Council.
Nominations / Volunteers
If you are interested in becoming involved in ministry work, taking on a leadership role, or would like to recommend someone for a role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your message will be referred to the Chair of the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee's mandate is to find Ministry "Leads" and ensure leadership continuance. Your involvement is greatly appreciated.