Ministry Team Contact: Pat Ross, Chair, Email
The Local Church Ministry Team (LCMT) encourages and supports local churches to be vital, inclusive congregations of mission, unity, nurture, and justice.
LCMT is a faithful, creative group that gathers several times each year to plan programs that will encourage and support the lives and work of our local churches. LCMT also oversees and coordinates the activity of a variety of working groups that provide events and resources to strengthen the local churches and serve the people of our congregations.
If you are interested in serving on the Local Church Ministry Team please download a job description.
New Church Development Working Group, with a sub-group providing support for development of a Latino Ministry Project, this working group assists with the planning of new church starts and support for congregations seeking membership in the conference.
Youth Events Squad (Y.E.S.), with representation from around the Conference, is charged with planning all-conference youth events including participation in Western Regional and National Youth Events when they occur. (NOTE: Summer church camping programs are planned and implemented by the Camp Adams Committee independent of Y.E.S. programs).
Stewardship Associates is a group of trained individuals who are available to congregations and to the Conference to assist with stewardship development.
Partners in Education is a cluster of trained persons available to assist congregations with development and resourcing of Christian nurture programs within the congregation.
Spirituality Ministry Working Group is a group of persons including spiritual guides who prepare for periodic retreats and emphases on spiritual life development.
Young Adult Working Group is carrying out a program and ministry to post-high school persons in the Conference.
When there is need and interest, LCMT also serves as the parent organization for
Musicians Network working group
Church Support Staff working group
LCM coordinates closely with the work of the national Local Church Ministry especially in promoting the God Is Still Speaking and Church Vitality Initiatives and others as called for from time to time.
A Conference Women’s Board operates as a separate entity, holds its own budget, makes scholarship awards from funds controlled by it, and arranges for annual cluster meetings of women. The Women’s Board is attached to LCM for organizational purposes but its membership, operations and election of officers are autonomous.