Announcements
  • Word of the Week


  • 24-Hr Prayer Line!

    The Baltimore-Washington Conference prayer line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 800-936-6893. Sponsored by the United Methodist Men of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.


  • Get Plugged In: I Want to Join this Church!

     If you are interested in joining Good Hope Union United Methodist Church, please visit our "Get Plugged In Now" table located in the Narthex to sign-up for our next New Members Introductory Class or contact our New Members Coordinator, Bro. David Marston at secretaryghu@goodhopeunion.org for more information. Blessings!


  • Celebrating the Gift of Salvation!

    Beloved, we want to celebrate the gift of God's salvific love (salvation) with you! If you have professed Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior for the first time this year, please let us know. We are excited about God at work in You! If you are uncertain, we are here for you as well. God loves all people and desires for all to live in the abundance of God's life-giving power. As people of faith, we want to stand with you, to encourage you, and to equip you for the journey ahead. Please send us an e-mail at secretaryghu@goodhopunion.org with your name and contact information or call the church office so that we can share the next steps with you. We praise God for your decision and look forward to our time together!


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Upcoming Events
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SAT
Hear My Prayer
Will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Sunday immediately following services.
NOV

26

SUN
Hear My Prayer
Will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Sunday immediately following services.
Sunday School Bible Institute
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Sunday School for All Ages!
Prayer
10:45 AM
NOV

29

WED
DEC

03

SUN
Sunday School Bible Institute
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Sunday School for All Ages!
Prayer
10:45 AM
DEC

04

MON
Free Community Dinner
6:00 PM to 7:45 PM
DEC

06

WED
Bible Search
Committee on Nominations and Leadership Development
Chairperson: Pastor Tori Bulter

Vice-Co-Chairs: Sue Bryant & Bridget Watts

Lay Leader: Debra Jones                                                               

Committee Members:

Audrey Alleyne

Ellen Aubee

John Boston

Sue Bryant

Gladys Davis

Lorraine Marston

Suzanne Mitchell

Bridgette Watts     

Committee on nominations and leader development identifies, develops, deploys, evaluates, and monitors Christian spiritual leadership so that the congregation carries out the ministries for transformation of the community. The committee guides church leaders (whether called a church council or administrative board or another name) on matters regarding laity in leadership of the congregation.

Spiritual Gifts and Qualifications Helpful for the Committee

This Committee is made up of no more than nine people, one of whom must be a young adult. One-third of this committee is elected annually by the charge conference. The committee is to elect people who have one or more of these spiritual gifts: administration, discernment, exhortation (encouragement), helping, knowledge, servanthood, teaching, and wisdom. Members of this committee should show evidence of growing discipleship and willingness to help others identify their places of ministry. The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church states that the pastor shall be the chair of the group and a layperson (confirmed member of a local church) shall be vice-chair who may represent the committee at meetings of the church leadership team.

 

Responsibilities of the Committee

  • Members of this committee are to be attentive to their own Christian spiritual lives and engaged in biblical and theological reflection about God’s call and the mission of the church. This committee helps members of the church identify their calls from God, their leadership gifts, and places for Christian service.
  • This committee leads the congregation to understand that God gives gifts, skills, and experiences to every individual within the body of Christ for ministry for the transformation of the world. Individual ministry may be lived out within personal relationships, in work or school settings, and in the congregation.
  • This committee develops a system for becoming familiar with people in the congregation. It helps people discover their spiritual gifts, name their skills, interests, knowledge, and life experiences in addition to developing a system for tracking this information.
  • This committee works cooperatively with other groups or individuals to prepare job descriptions that are adapted to the needs and organizational style of the church.
  • This committee becomes familiar with the responsibilities for each leadership position and matches potential leaders with particular opportunities for spiritual leadership.
  • This committee invites people to positions of spiritual leadership, receives their responses, and provides training and support for these individuals.
  • This committee presents a nomination list to the charge conference for a church council chair, a committee on pastor (staff) parish relations and its chair, a board of trustees, a committee on finance (to include chair, financial secretary, and treasurer), a lay member to annual conference, and a lay leader. The committee works with the church council (or other leadership group) throughout the year to name other leaders for the ministry that fulfills the mission of the congregation.

Responsibilities of the Chairperson (the Pastor)

  • Work in partnership with the layperson(s) who is co-chair or vice chair to plan agendas and lead meetings.
  • Work with the church council to develop a comprehensive plan for connecting growing Christian disciples with leadership opportunities based on the mission and vision of the congregation.
  • Report to the church council and the charge conference a list of people nominated by the committee who have agreed to serve in positions that the charge conference elects.
  • Provide resource materials and training opportunities for congregational leaders.

                           

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