Leadership Council

Our Leadership Council is responsible for protecting and championing the vision and values of First UMC Blue Springs. The Council meets generally on the second Tuesday of each month, plus additional times as necessary.

Leadership Council Responsibilities:

The Leadership Council absorbs all responsibilities of the administrative roles/groupings defined in the United Methodist Book of Discipline (SPRC, Trustees, Administrative Board, Nominations, Finance) including:

  • Approve the Annual Budget.

  • Approve the hiring of employees.

  • Annual review of the Lead Pastor.

  • Approve all land acquisitions, facility construction and significant legal obligations.

  • When a special need exists, the Board can create a task force consisting of a sub-group of the board and/or other church members. This would include the election of new members to the Leadership Board.

  • Actively pursue learning opportunities as it relates to a large church structure and development. This could include books, conferences and other learning tools.

The Leadership Council consists of the Lead Pastor and 9 lay members of First UMC Blue Springs and is voted on by the Nominations Committee. All lay members serve a rotating three-year term.

If you have any questions about the Leadership Council, please contact Senior Pastor, Rev. Chris Abel at .

2023-2024 Leadership Council              


Leadership Committee Interest Form

Are you interested in serving on Leadership?  Please fill out this form online or download the pdf and return it to the office.  All forms must be turned in by March 31 to be considered.

Interest Form

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