Monthly, usually on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the church invites all members to the Church Conference in order to vote on important matters of administration and ministry. This annual Church Conference represents the highest level of temporal authority within the local church. In order to provide oversight and leadership throughout the year, the Church Council serves as our Church Conference’s executive agency, monitoring ministry progress and voting on important matters. The Council’s primary duties include setting strategic direction for the church, overseeing the church’s governance and administration, and ensuring that Fair View’s ministries are accomplishing the church’s purpose, vision and plans.
This Committee oversees the identification, development and care for the volunteer leaders at Fair View UMC. Key initiatives include preparing the annual nomination slate and providing oversight of volunteer service and leadership development at the church.
The Finance Committee develops and administers a coordinated plan of fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for the church. It oversees the financial health, the annual audit, provides financial direction; and communicates the church’s financial condition to the Church Council.
Staff Parish Committee
The Staff Parish Committee acts as a liaison between the congregation and its staff and clergy. The committee sets employment policy, guides the work of the management team and works to ensure that Fair View is a fulfilling place to work. Meetings are usually held on Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm.
Board of Trustees
This Board is charged with the care and maintenance of church property on all campuses - real, personal and intellectual - and holds title to the church's property, buildings and equipment. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month. Trustees must be at least eighteen years of age. Key items include establishing policies and practices regarding church property, disaster planning, land acquisition and construction planning.