Church Governance

Duplication of Staffing

Name: Richard Coder

City, State: Springfield, MO

Why do we have a duplication of staff at the Union and Conference? Do we need a superintendent of education at the Union level and a superintendent at the conference? What exactly does the Union level staff do? We have a president, ministerial director etc. etc. at the Union doing the same work as the conference. The use of tithe money needs be viewed more prudently. One gets the feeling that the officers at the Union are in their positions as a reward not a need. We definitely need to flatten the organization. Money should be driven back to the churches for more evangelism and more pastors (many pastors are serving 3, 4 and even 5 churches) this leads to fewer members and more church issues.