Ridge UMC is restructuring our Administrative Council this year with hopes of increasing attendance/participation. Our hope is to use the time to allow people a chance to hear about the ministries that are happening and to find ways to connect. We had our first such meeting last Wednesday and I felt like it went pretty well.
One big difference from how we’ve held these meetings in the past is that we met over a meal. We met, ate dinner, and then stayed around the tables as different leaders and teams within the church gave reports. I thought that the familial feel of the evening was quite refreshing. We’ll be having these meetings quarterly and I look forward to seeing how they go.
How do others of you structure/run your administrative councils (or similar teams)? I’m interested in hearing from United Methodists and non United Methodists alike.