Our Church Structure
In 2009, DCC made the decision to change its model of governance from the traditional Committees and Council structure to a new way of seeing church polity. This decision offered us the opportunity to streamline our leadership structure while also allowing more members of the congregation to be actively involved in the running of the church.The four ministry leaders, along with the Pastor and Moderator, serve as the church’s Support Team.
These members are responsible for four umbrella areas of the church: Worship, Disciplining, Reaching Out, and Stewardship. Rather than controlling and doing the work themselves, they oversee various teams related to their area of ministry, and delegate and inspire other members to do what they are passionate about. The teams created could be long-term or just for a particular project. People can move in or out of teams as their time, passion, and gifts allow.
The Representative Council is made up of 10% of the full membership of the church. Their job is to be the eyes and ears of the congregation and to communicate ideas, suggestions, and concerns to the Support Team and Pastor. They meet with the Support Team four times a year to hear updates and upcoming events related to the ministry and mission of the church. The rep Council also approves large expenditures and offers suggestions concerning vision and goals.
The final, and perhaps the most important member we rely on is the Holy Spirit, who moves freely about the church inspiring and encouraging anyone and everyone to do the ministry and mission work they are inspired to do.