Mid-South District Job Descriptions – Growth and Support Trustee

Growth and Support Trustee

Term – 3 years (Term is concurrent with that of the Social Justice Trustee)
The Growth and Support Trustee is a voting member of the Mid-South District Executive Board with the primary responsibility of serving as liaison to the congregations on issues related to growth and the UUA Growth Committee.Members of the board accept the duties assigned in the Mid-South District bylaws, hold in trust the mission and vision of the district, and set and ensure adherence to the district’s policies. Attendance at board meetings and attentiveness to board communication (including electronic) are expected of all board members.Each board member accepts the responsibility for keeping the board and the district apprised of the work of his/her area of responsibility, presenting reports to the board at each of its meetings, offering news for district publications when appropriate, and preparing a summary annual report for the Mid-South District Annual Assembly.

Board members understand they are a part of the leadership of the Mid-South District and attend and participate in events and conferences of the district whenever possible. They are particularly expected to attend the MSD Annual Assembly/Annual Meeting.

Board members agree to submit timely expense reports to the MSD bookkeeper and annual budget planning information to the MSD Treasurer/Finance Committee Chairperson.

The Trustee for Growth and Support chairs the Growth and Support Committee of the Mid-South District. As chairperson of the committee, the Trustee recruits committee members (with the help of the Leadership Development Committee and district staff) and provides leadership for the committee as it carries out its charge.
The Growth and Support Committee is charged to:

  • Educate and inspire Mid-South congregations about being strong, healthy, growing and ministering congregations.
  • Working with staff and the district office, ensure that resources for facilitating congregational growth and health are available to all Mid-South congregations.
  • Research, make recommendations, and/or coordinate growth and support-related programs/projects within or sponsored by Mid-South District, calling attention to areas in Mid-South District that are underserved by a UU presence.
  • Support the development of new congregations in the district.
  • Along with the Mid-South Chalice Lighter Coordinator and other leaders, promote and support the Chalice Lighter Program.
Proposed Revision 02/25/06To review last year of each termGROWTH AND SUPPORT TRUSTEE

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