STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS @ TRINITY RAWDON

Trinity Rawdon operates as a Charity, formed of a Constitution and supported by a   Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  Therefore, each member of the Ministry Team will serve in administering and managing  ‘the Charity’ with the following main aims:

  • to fulfil the Charity’s purpose
  • to safeguard the Charity’s members
  • to safeguard its buildings and users
  • to protect financial stability

TRINITY MINISTRY TEAM

Let us not love with words or speech, but with actions and in truth.
I John 3 – 18

 

TEAM MEMBERS

Rev Helen Lambert

Steve Amos

Joan Haines

Ian Metcalf

Ken Spence

John Spode

 

 

KEY OBJECTIVES

The Ministry Team of the Church should have a passion for Jesus a heart for His people and a willingness to serve by;

SHARING GOD’S LOVE
SERVING OUR COMMUNITY
SHAPING DISCIPLES

 

TRINITY PRACTICE

Trust, respect, honesty and accountability are essential qualities for members of the Ministry Team. Each member should be committed to one another as well as to the Church community.  The Ministry Team should be like a body with each part having its own function for the good of the whole. (Ephesians 4:16).   Each member of the Ministry Team should seek to model  Christ-like qualities, providing  prayerful leadership and guidance on all matters that arise in the life of the Church community, encouraging unity and resolving divisions through prayer and open dialogue. 

 

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?

The Chair and Vice Chair of the Ministry Team:

  • works alongside the Minister and the church community to create, implement and articulate the vision of the Church and identify practical steps and actions to realise its mission.

 

The Ministry Team:

  • uses individual gifts and callings as well as prayerfully recognising the gifts of others, encouraging their use in the service of the Church and wider community.
  • ensures the resources and assets of the Church are administered wisely  and correctly
  • complies with the charity’s governing documents and the law as a representative for the Church, its buildings and assets, operating with reasonable care and skill and in the charity’s best interests, as required by the Charities Commission
  • oversees the financial management of the Church and the work of the Treasurer to ensure that the charity is accountable
  • helps  formulate and apply policy to keep the Church community safe

 

WIthin the Ministry Team some members have additional roles and lead smaller teams as and when required

MEET THE TEAM

Ken Spence

Ken Spence

Worship Leader

Steve Amos

Steve Amos

Evangelism

Rev Helen Lambert

Rev Helen Lambert

Minister

Joan Haines

Joan Haines

Spiritual Support

John Spode

John Spode

Treasurer

Ian Metcalf

Ian Metcalf

Administrator

WORSHIP MINISTRY

TEAM LEADER : Ken Spence

 

KEY OBJECTIVES

The responsibility of the Worship Leader is to become less, so that Jesus can become more, magnifying the greatness of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in order to motivate the gathered Church  to  draw closer to God’s presence and to be transformed.

TRINITY PRACTICE

The Worship Team Leader should have a practical knowledge of a wide range of worship styles and formats with a willingness to explore and seek out new ways to give glory to God whilst considering our denominational roots as appropriate.  

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?

The Worship Team Leader has a responsibility;
•to organize regular meetings with the music group, to pray and discuss any issues arrising
•to ensure that that music is planned in advance for those times when the Worship Leader is not available.
•to recognize the gifts of others and to encourage and disciple worship leaders and musicians within the church community
•to research and promote worship training opportunities.
•to attend Worship Planning Group meetings.
•to organise rehearsals of music and other worship activities.

 

HOME AND OVERSEAS SUPPORT TEAM (HOST)

 

TEAM LEADERS: Peter Lambert

 

KEY OBJECTIVES

To oversee the Church’s Ministry to those in greater need, both at home and overseas

To work alonside those involved in the church’s outreach and missional work within the community. 

TRINITY PRACTICE

The team will the link between the Minister and those involved in the church outreach and missional work in our community.

  • Coordination with Ministry Team
  • Communications with local and overseas bodies/charities
  • Feedback, information-giving and communication to church membership on projects
  • Consideration of new initiatives as they arise

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?

  • Administration and collection of funds for Christian Aid week
  • Coordination of 1% Appeal: proposal of potential recipients, communication with membership
  • Fairtrade Fortnight promotions
  • Coordination of Chuch involvement in local events: see below
  • Links to the work of Think BIG and the development of Trinity as a community hub
  • Work with local refugee charities (LEDAS etc)

With Projects such as;

  • Youth work, Firm Roots, Trinity Community Garden, Well-being Cafe
  • Continue to be a presence in community initiatives: The Great Get-together, Remembrance Sunday, Christmas, Rawdon Funday etc
  • Support the work and raise the profile of the Trinity Foodbank

 

SAFEGUARDING OFFICERS- Amanda & Frank Lyden

 

KEY OBJECTIVES

The Safeguarding Officer manages all safeguarding policies and procedures within the Church. The role requires an understanding of safeguarding requirements and a willingness to keep up-to-date with training and the ability to observe appropriate confidentiality at all times.

TRINITY PRACTICE

The Safeguarding Officer is the link between the Methodist Safeguarding Body and the Ministry Team, advising and escalating at appropriate times. They should be known within the church as the safeguarding officer, promoting safe practice and awareness, keeping up-to-date with the latest safeguarding training and directives

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?

The role of the Safeguarding Officer is to:

  • determine, create and maintain Trinity’s Safeguarding Policy
  • attend the Trustees’ Meeting at least annually to:
    • review and obtain approval and sign off of the latest policy
    • update the Ministry Team of any changes or matters of concern to them
  • ensure the Safeguarding Policy and Procedures are being carried out by the Church members
  • determine roles and responsibilities which require safeguarding checks
  • carry out the safeguarding checks process and keep a register of individuals and their current safeguarding status
  • organise safeguarding training for Church members

PASTORAL MINISTRY

 

TEAM LEADER : Helen Lambert

 

KEY OBJECTIVES

The Pastoral Team provides an important link between the Minister  and the Church community to ensure the pastoral needs of all  members are met.

TRINITY PRACTICE

The team will assist the Minister in the provision of pastoral care within the Church Community of Trinity Rawdon, meeting on a regular basis to pray and discuss any pastoral concerns, observing appropriate confidentiality where possible.

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?

The Pastoral Team  provides important pastoral care by;

  • providing pastoral support for the groups they have volunteered to care for in prayer, communication and where approproiate service
  • contacting Life Group Leaders where appropriate so the necessary care and prayer can be put in place for the individual concerned.
  • alerting the telephone and eprayer teams in order to notify Trinity Prayer Teams of any prayer requests and updates
  • facilitating home communion to those who are housebound

PRAYER MINISTRY

 

TEAM LEADER : Karen Spence

 

KEY OBJECTIVES

To help the Church to recognise that prayer is essential to a life of Christian discipleship and to encourage  the Church Community to become stronger in the spiritual practice of prayer for both themselves as individuals and for others in order to make a positive difference to our community.

TRINITY PRACTICE

The Prayer Team Leader works with the Minister to provide opportunities for the congregation to enrich their prayer lives by modelling and teaching a variety of ways to pray, both in worship and at home.

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?

The role of the Prayer Team Leader  is to oversee the prayer life of the Church community by:

  • providing the congregation with a way to communicate prayer requests directly to the Prayer Team and Prayer Chains
  • providing creative prayers of intercession for concerns and requests during services and to build a ministry of intercession within the Church community.
  • creating  a team who are equipped and available to pray with someone if the need arises.
  • finding and providing resources for teaching prayer, facilitating their use and being able to recommend appropriate resources for all age levels and faith stages.
  • identifying people in the church who are interested in developing a fuller prayer life.

RESOURCES MINISTRY

WHICH INCLUDES FINANCE & PROPERTY

 

TEAM LEADER : Ken Spence

TREASURER:  John Spode

MEMBER:  Steve Amos

 

 

KEY OBJECTIVES

The Resources Team are responsible for managing the finances, buildings and facilities  in line with any denominational, legal, statutory or regulatory requirements.  

This team functions in order to further our mission of Sharing God’s Love and Serving Our Community  by ensuring that all the Church buildings are safe and comfortable for use by all those sharing our facilities, whether for Church or for other community activities.

TRINITY PRACTICE

The Treasurer has a responsibility for;

  • handling cash,recording, receiving and paying expenses
  • counting and recording collections and depositing cash and cheques at the bank
  • maintaining on line accounts monitoring and paying bills
  • maintaining contact with other banking/finance institutions; Churches Mutual, CCLA
  • dealing with payroll and paying salaries, pension provider, HMRC  Income tax
  • preparing and submitting Gift Aid claim
  • presenting monthly financial statements
  • preparation and completion of annual accounts
  • paying quarterly mission payments to Baptist Union & Methodist circuit
  • Sends forms, invoices and documentation to  those using our facilities
  • Keeps a record of any payments for bookings and follows up any outstanding forms/payments to ensure both are received before the confirmation of a booking is given
  • completing  the annual return to the URC

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?

The Resources Team are required to :

  • provide financial reports which are audited annually
  • overseeing the management of the cleaner
  • overseeing the management of the manse
  • carrying out routine safety checks to ensure there are no hazardous materials, equipment or facility locations that could impose harm to someone.
  • ensuring all equipment is in good working order.
  • upkeep of the area surrounding the Church
  • management agreements
  • overseeing Hall bookings: ensuring that those using our facilities are welcomed on arrival, and shown the facilities and that everything is left clean, tidy and that there have been no damages.
  • keeping abreast of all relevant legislation affecting the church and its various activities and groups, including Charity Law (including Accounts and Annual Reports), Employment Law, Health & Safety, and Best Practice. They should make use of the advice and/or facilities offered by the FIEC in this respect.
  • filing and storing all certificates and correspondence for the Church.
  • ensuring that appropriate insurance cover is maintained for Church activities

 

ADMINISTRATOR : Ian Metcalf

KEY OBJECTIVES

To  serve the Church Community by supporting all areas of administration within the Church;  Ministry Team Meetings, Congregational and Annual Congregational Meetings

TRINITY PRACTICE

  • To maintain accurate minutes and records of all official meetings

  • To observe the need for the confidentiality of all Church matters discussed, prior to minutes being agreed

  • To be the link with the local community

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?

  • circulating agendas and minutes for Trustees’, CM and ACM meetings
  • preparation of reports for CM/ ACM
  • correspondence
  • communication with denominations
  • circulation of important news and documents with membership
  • dealing with enquiries from public from the website