Someone recently asked us a question about the best way to organize church committees, which made me think that the answer might be helpful to others.
Here are our suggestions:
- Create an Organization for each Committee. Then add the committee members to the organization. Make the chairman of the committee a special Member Type of Chairman and the rest of the members the normal MemberType of Member. If you have a staff liaison, you can enroll that person in the Organization as well, assigning a Member Type of Staff.
- If you put all of your committees in a separate Program and Division (you can name them both Committees, if you like), you can find a nice list of all of the committees together for the purposes of emailing the members, printing reports, and more.
- You can also use the Inactive Date on the OrgMember dialog box to indicate when the committee member’s term expires, if your committee members actually serve for a specific term. Some churches have their committee members serve a a three year term, so that a third of them roll off every year. That ensures that each year you will have some seasoned members as well as some new committee members.