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:

  1. Focus on the Board of Trustee’s Five (5) Strategies
  2. Act as a communication link between the Board of Trustees and those in our congregation that are working to implement their strategies.
  3. work to strengthen volunteerism
  4. 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




Governance Documents

Board of Trustees Minutes for Sept. through Dec. 2019

November 12, 2019_Public Board meeting agenda

Disruptive behavior policy

Behavioral covenant

Public_Board_Meeting Agenda Oct 8, 2019

Board of Trustee meeting min March-Aug 2019

Minister’s Report August 2019

Minister’s Report June 2019

Minster’s Report May 2019

Minister’s Report March 2019

Board Meeting Minutes February 2019

Board Meeting Minutes January 2019

Minister’s Report January 2019

Congregational Meeting Minutes December 2018

Board Meeting Minutes December 2018

Board Meeting Minutes November 2018

Minister’s Report November 2018

Board Meeting Minutes October 2018

Board Meeting Minutes September 2018

Ministers Report September 2018

Board Meeting Minutes August 2018

Board Retreat Minutes Summer 2018

Ministers Report March 2018Min Board Report, June 2019