Our Congregational Leadership
North Eaton Christian Church is a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We are guided by, but not beholden to, the Sense of the Assembly resolutions voted on at the denomination’s General Assembly (held every four years). This allows Disciples churches to be congregationally governed which means that even under the same umbrella denomination, each Disciples church is free to develop its own identity and flavor (i.e., each Disciples church might be very different from its sibling congregations).
The NECC congregation is led by the Pastor/s and Board of Elders. It is governed by the church Council comprised of an elected Board (Chair, Vice-Chair, Clerk, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Financial Secretary, and Church School Superintendent), with representative membership comprised of appointed Committee Chairs (Christian Education, Evangelism, Historical, Membership, Memorial, Stewardship, and Worship), and the Chairs of the Boards of Deacons and Trustees, one representative each from the Men’s and Women’s groups, and the Pastor/s.
Council meets six times each year, usually on the second Sunday of the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Congregational meetings are generally held twice each year (in October, to elect officers for the coming year as well as members to fill expiring terms on the various Boards; and, in December, to vote on the budget for the coming year). Additional congregational meetings are called only as important circumstances warrant (i.e., to call a new Pastor, or when other timely and important matters must be decided quickly, beyond the regular meeting timeframes).