Pastoral Council

Sep 30, 2019

About Forward Church

Welcome to the Pastoral Council page of Forward Church, a prominent community-focused faith-based organization in Cleveland. Our church is committed to serving the spiritual, emotional, and social needs of our members, as well as making a positive impact in the wider community. The Pastoral Council plays a vital role in guiding our church's mission of spreading the message of love, compassion, and faith.

What is the Pastoral Council?

The Pastoral Council at Forward Church is a group of dedicated individuals who work closely with our clergy and community leaders to ensure the smooth operation of our church. Representing the voice of our congregation, the council actively participates in decision-making processes, shaping the vision and goals of Forward Church.

Mission and Responsibilities

The primary mission of the Pastoral Council is to advise and support our clergy in their pastoral duties, while fostering unity, growth, and engagement within our church community. The council serves as a bridge between the church leadership and the congregation, facilitating open and constructive communication.

Some of the key responsibilities of the Pastoral Council include:

  • Collaborating with the clergy to set and achieve long-term goals for the church
  • Assisting in the implementation of programs and initiatives that support the spiritual development of our members
  • Providing guidance and feedback on matters related to church operations, finances, and community outreach activities
  • Supporting and promoting a culture of inclusiveness, diversity, and social justice within our church community
  • Acting as a resource for members seeking pastoral support or guidance

Our Council Members

The Pastoral Council at Forward Church is composed of dedicated individuals who are passionate about our faith and committed to serving the needs of our community. Each member brings unique skills, experiences, and perspectives that contribute to the diversity and richness of our council.

Our current council members are:

  1. John Smith - Chairperson: John has been an active member of Forward Church for over 20 years. He brings extensive leadership experience and a deep understanding of our church's values and traditions.
  2. Jane Johnson - Vice Chairperson: Jane is a highly respected member of our church community and has served on various committees. Her organizational skills and passion for community engagement make her a valuable asset to the council.
  3. David Rodriguez - Treasurer: David brings a wealth of financial expertise to the council. He ensures the responsible management of church resources and provides valuable insights into budgeting and financial planning.
  4. Emily Williams - Secretary: Emily is known for her excellent communication skills and attention to detail. She maintains accurate records of council meetings and assists in facilitating communication among council members and the congregation.
  5. Michael Thompson - Outreach Coordinator: Michael has a deep commitment to social justice and community service. He leads efforts to organize outreach programs, fostering connections between our church and the wider community.

Get Involved!

The Pastoral Council values input and collaboration from our church members. If you have ideas, suggestions, or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to any of our council members or attend our regular meetings. Your voice matters, and together, we can continue to grow and strengthen our church community.

Thank you for visiting the Pastoral Council page of Forward Church. We invite you to explore the rest of our website to learn more about our church, our ministries, and how you can get involved!

Dean Grima
This article provides valuable insights into the important work of our Pastoral Council.
Oct 5, 2023