Democracy is at the heart of Unitarian Universalist congregations, including All Souls. We are an independent congregation, in an active association and relationship with other Unitarian Universalist congregations locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. The ultimate authority within the church is held by the congregation, which elects the Board of Trustees, calls its primary minister and votes on fiscal decisions and major initiatives.
We internally use a policy governance style-organizational system, which guides action with broad statements of goals articulated by our leadership. It is a transparent system that establishes clear lines of authority and accountability while encouraging open communication and avoiding micro-managing. Policy Governance entrusts people with the freedom to do their jobs creatively and effectively.
Meet Our Program Council
We, the Members of the Program Council of All Souls Indianapolis, in order to set a clear purpose for this Council, do hereby set the following mandates for our work:
- Focus on the Board of Trustee’s Five (5) Strategies
- Act as a communication link between the Board of Trustees and those in our congregation that are working to implement their strategies.
- work to strengthen volunteerism
- support ASI committees
We intend to fulfill these mandates by: 1. Leadership Retreats 2. Workshops 3. Utilizing congregational communications such as the “In the Know” enewsletter and the Order of Service 4. Asking people to reflect on their mission and how they feel about what they are doing at ASI 5. Utilizing video segments produced by our Communications Coordinator 6. Making presentations at our congregational meetings held twice each year 7. In person input sessions 8. Working to portray support to our committees not superiority
For the full text of the mandate click here: Mandate of Program Council