PROPOSED Church Leadership Structure

The current Church Leadership Team, who admirably lead us through covid, have approved a Proposed Church Leadership Structure. This proposed new structure has been approved by our District Superintendent as per the Book of Discipline.

A copy of this proposed new structure is available after worship services, at the church office and by clicking the link below.

All church members in good standing are welcome to attend the Church Conference where this Proposed Church Leadership Structure will be voted on.

Church Conference

Thursday July 14, 2022 at 6:30pm in the UMAC.

Lighthouse photo thanks to Joshua Hibbert on Unsplash

This leadership structure for First United Methodist Church seeks to 1) stream line the decision-making process, 2) reduce the number of meetings church leaders must attend, 3) maximize leaderships connection with the “whole” church and 4) reduce the number of leadership positions to free others to participate in direct ministry.


The Church Leadership Council (the Council) is organized as stated below in accordance with the 2020 Book of Discipline ¶ 247.2 insuring that the provision of ¶ 243 are observed.

The Council will provide leadership and decision making for the temporal and spiritual matters of First United Methodist Church of Tavares (FUMCT). The Council will function in the place of the former Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Stewardship Committee, Worship Committee….