1. Audiovisual Aids Committee
The Audiovisual Aids Committee maintains, controls, and operates all audio support for our various services. They record the Sunday morning and evening services and can make cassette tapes available for anyone missing a service.
2. Baptismal Committee.
The Baptismal Committee assists candidates for baptism before, during and after baptism. They also assist the Senior Pastor as needed. Caning rooms are provided.
3. Benevolent Committee.
The Benevolent Committee looks after the needs of church members in time of death and coordinating meal planning in such instances as required.
4. Building and Grounds Committee
The Building and Grounds Committee is responsible for the maintenance and repair of existing buildings, property and equipment (not otherwise delegated to a more specific group or committee); for scheduling and negotiating for needed repair; and recommending funds needed to complete anticipated projects. They also supervise the custodial personnel.
They are currently working the following projects:
– Obtaining Replacement windows for the Education and Fellowship Buildings.
If you see a problem that needs to be fixed or ideas for improvements of our facilities, notify a member of the Building & Grounds or send an e-mail to email@example.com and it will be passed to us.
5. Bus Committee
The Bus Committee is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of church owned vehicles; the scheduling of vehicle use; providing and maintaining a list of approved drivers who are at least twenty five (25) years of age; and, designing and maintaining in writing and approved by the church a policy governing vehicle operation and uses.
Do you need a ride to our church? We have a van that is available to pick you up from your home and return you after any of our services. Please call the church office at 733-8172 if you need a ride so that one of our drivers can contact you to work out the details.
6. The Child Abuse Prevention Committee
The Child Abuse Prevention Committee is a standing committee of three (3) personnel. This committee shall maintain a roster of individuals who have completed orientation on church policy concerning abuse prevention. A signed and notarized form will be maintained by the committee for each individual who agrees to abide by the church policy. Individuals who are not members of Western Heights Baptist Church who will be working with youth (birth to age 18) must also agree to abide by the policy and have their agreement notarized.
7. Children’s Committee
The Children’s Committee shall have five (5) members responsible for designing a well-rounded program for children (birth through grade 6) of the church and recommending funding required for proposed programs. This committee will be exclusive of the Sunday School.
Click here to see our Children events and activities.
8. Church Council
The Senior Pastor shall be the chairman of the Church Council. In the absence of the Senior Pastor, the Chairman of Deacons shall serve as chairman. The primary function of the Church Council shall be to recommend to the congregation suggested objectives and church goals; to review and coordinate program plans recommended by church officers, organizations and committees; to recommend to the congregation the use of leadership, calendar time, and other resources according to program priorities; and, to evaluate program achievements in terms of church goals and objectives. All matters agreed upon by the Church Council calling for action not already authorized shall be referred to the church for approval or disapproval. The Church Council shall meet no less than once per quarter.
The Church Council shall be composed of the following members: Senior Pastor, Chairman of Deacons, Church Training Director, Church Training Director, Sunday School Director, President (Brotherhood), Ministerial Staff (Music, Education, etc.), President (Women on Mission)
(Church Clerk, Church Treasurer and Chairperson of each of the church’s committees shall be considered ex-official members, and will be called upon as needed.)
9. Constitution Committee
The Constitution Committee shall annually review the Church Constitution and By-Laws and make recommendations to the church for any necessary changes. Click here for the current Constitution.
10. Finance Committee
The Finance Committee, with the Church Treasurer, is responsible for preparing and promoting the church budget; overseeing the Financial Secretary and the Church Treasurer. The Treasurer’s report will be audited (as directed by church policy) annually by an auditing committee or public accountant.
11. Floral Committee
The Floral Committee is responsible for providing flowers in the sanctuary for Sunday Worship Service and other special occasions and disposing of same as required; providing flowers for the bereaved that are church members and immediate family (immediate family consists of mother, father, spouse, and children); and, designing and maintaining the floral policy of the church.
12. Kitchen Committee
The Kitchen Committee is responsible for equipping and maintaining adequate kitchen facilities; coordinating church-wide social activities in which use of kitchen facilities are involved; and, designing and maintaining kitchen use policy for the church. The Kitchen Committee is a standing committee.
13. Library Committee
The Library Committee will work with the Librarian and be responsible for establishing and maintaining a church library; in coordination with the Nominating Committee, securing and training necessary library personnel; recommending funding for library equipment, supplies and contents; and, designing and maintaining library policy for the church.
14. Music Committee
The Music Committee is responsible for equipment, supplies and leadership necessary for the desired music program; for maintenance of musical instruments; recommending funding for supplies, equipment; etc. for the music program; and, designing and maintaining the music policy of the church. The Music Committee will work in close coordination with the Minister of Music.
15. Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is responsible for ascertaining leadership needs of the church through consultation with organizational leaders; to maintain a survey of interest and abilities of church members; and, make nominations as needed or vacancies arise.
16. Nursery Committee
The Nursery Committee is responsible for securing and staffing nursery facilities needed for the total church program, excluding Church Training and Sunday School; providing workers during worship or special church-wide service; and designing and maintaining nursery policy for the church.
Click here to see nurseries available for our main weekly services.
17. Outreach Committee
The Outreach Committee is responsible for recommending local avenues of church outreach, securing personnel and coordinating such outreach activities, recommending funding to support such outreach activities, and designing and maintaining church policy regarding outreach programs.
18. Personnel Committee
The Personnel Committee shall work with the Senior Pastor and is responsible for maintaining a policy regarding salaried personnel (excluding all ordained staff who shall come under the jurisdiction of the Deacon Body); establishing pay scales, vacation and other benefits; determining and recommending the need for additional or fewer employees; maintaining adequate job descriptions; and, assisting in securing needed personnel.
19. Planning Committee
The Planning Committee will study the present and anticipated future needs of the church in so far as building requirements to meet the needs of the total church programs are concerned and to make recommendations to the church.
20. Project Committee
The Project Committee is responsible for managing to completion the projects of the Planning Committee approved by the church. The current building project is to see completion the building concept started by the Planning Committee and approved by the church. Look for more details soon.
21. Pulpit Committee
If the Senior Pastor decides to resign, the Pulpit Committee shall be formed to search for and recommend its nomination of a Senior Pastor to the church following a Sunday morning worship service.
22. Recreation Committee
The Recreation Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating any church-wide recreation activity including sponsoring church teams in sports leagues, securing coaches for teams, obtaining and providing equipment and recommending funding required for recreational programs.
For the 2017 softball schedule, click here: Softball Schedule 2017
Click here to view the Adult Sports League.
23. Stewardship Committee
The Stewardship Committee will develop and recommend an overall stewardship program for the church and will work with the Finance Committee to reach all financial goals for the fiscal year.
The Church Ushers will be guardians of all church-wide services in the sanctuary; being responsible for seating members and visitors and helping to maintain an atmosphere of reverence in the church building.
25. Wedding Consultation Committee
The Wedding Consultation Committee is responsible for assisting and coordinating with the Senior Pastor the use of church facilities for weddings in accordance with the Western Heights Baptist Church Policy.
Click here for the Wedding Policy giving you all the details if you are planning on having your wedding at Western Heights Baptist. Click here for instructions to give to your Florist.
26. Youth Committee
The Youth committee is responsible for designing and giving supervision to a total well rounded program for youth in the church and recommending funding required for proposed programs.
Click here to see upcoming youth events.
27. Audit Committee
The Audit committee is responsible for auditing the financial records of the church by routine random audits, at the resignation of the treasurer, or at any other time called by the church. They will also audit any other financial records for special projects if it is deemed necessary by the church. A report will be submitted to the church following any audit at the next regular business meeting.
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