A Simplified Structure for Missional Effectiveness

In the United Methodist Church (UMC), we historically have four administrative committees that care for the "business" of the church. Those four committees are the Trustees Committee, Finance Committee, Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (known as SPR), and the Administrative Council (Admin Council). If you didn't know, HMUMC typically has approximately 50 volunteers serving across these four committees and involves many hours of meetings throughout the year.

The latest book of UMC Discipline allows churches the opportunity to restructure to be more missionally focused. Hundreds of churches have now moved to a more simplified, accountable structure model where the shift is focused on serving in mission and ministry rather than serving in hours of meetings.

Over the past year, HMUMC and the North Georgia UMC Conference have been partnering with author and consultant, Kay Kotan who has developed and implemented the Simplified, Accountable Structure model in hundreds of churches for more than a decade.

We are now exploring if this Simplified Accountability Structure is right for Hamilton Mill UMC and are in the Discerning phase of this process. This phase is designed to explore if this is a good fit and have conversations with church members.  This web page is designed to inform you about this new model and answer any questions you might have.