In addition to cultivating leadership gifts, we are also actively looking to match the passions and gifts of FCUCC members with key leadership positions on our Church Council.
Members for the Leadership Cultivation Committee
LCC members bring a diversity of perspectives and involvement to building leadership in our church from ‘connectors’ who love meeting and getting to know people, to those who are great at discerning people’s strengths and potential, to those who just care about building leadership abilities within FCC. In addition to self-nominations, we welcome referrals of others you believe would bring positive impact for these or future openings.
General Church Council Expectations:
FCC Council Members will pledge to the church and act as leaders in the importance of giving to the church. This will include participating in annual campaign phone calls and conversations with members about giving. So that FCC can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, FCC expects to have 100 percent of Council Members make an annual pledge that is prayerfully considered and reflects commitment to the church.
Council positions are approved by a vote of the Congregation at the annual meeting. Council members will serve a three-year term. Each meeting begins with a meal shared together and Council members provide dinner for the rest of the Council one time during the year. Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6 pm – 9 pm, plus pre-meeting preparation time.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about FCC’s mission and has a desire to serve the church. Ideally, candidates will have the following qualifications:
- Non-profit board experience is appreciated and desired, but not required
- Good listener and reflector with appreciation of the importance of communication and candor
- Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for the vision and mission of FCC.
The Leadership Cultivation Committee is energized by the talent in our congregation, and we look forward to finding out what passions and vision you would like to bring to a leadership role in our church. For more information, please contact Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Chair of the Leadership Cultivation Committee, or reach out to any LCC member.
If you are interested in being a part of the leadership of FCC, we invite you to either talk with a member of the LCC for more information complete the Statement of Interest form (link below).
Statement of Interest (click to download)