Being clear about our shared expectations can go a long way towards healthier leadership and healthier congregations.
This is the Celebration Lutheran Church Council Covenant (Sartell, MN).
“We, the members of the Celebration Lutheran Church Council, are committed to serving the Lord by regularly attending worship, connecting with our youth, focusing on personal and family devotions and being a visible presence in the life of our congregation.
We pledge to work together, respecting others and prayerfully considering our tasks. We promise to act with integrity, accountability and confidentiality. We value each member’s thoughts and opinions., yet, will stand united behind the decisions we make as a group. As a council, we will use God’s Word, our congregational mission and vision statements, and our limiting policies to guide our actions.” Created in June 2002
So, how would you say it for your congregation?