Since 2007 we have had a team model of church leadership. Instead of a Senior Pastor, we have a Core Leadership Group that work together as a team to provide leadership for the whole church. Individually the team also have responsibilities for particular ministry areas of the church life.
Pastor – Team Leader
Pastor – Operations & Support
Pastor - Discipleship
Pastor - Teaching
Pastor - Integration & Care
Pastor – Young Adults
This team includes our Core Leadership Group and other leaders, who individually have responsibility for key ministry areas of our church life.
Children’s Ministry Leader
Pastor - Teaching
Finance / Community Development
The Elders work closely with the CLG, and Elders and CLG together provide the key leadership for the church. Elders are responsible for the spiritual oversight and legal governance of the church, and carry out this responsibility in three ways:
Overview – ‘finger on the pulse, and ear on the Father’s heart
Review – prayerful and strategic review
Care – praying and caring for our CLG members, wider staff, and those in our church community
Elders are active church members who have been nominated from within our congregation. These nominations are submitted to the current Elders and the CLG for prayerful consideration. Then at our AGM, these names are brought to the members to confirm by vote. (Church Membership is a crucial part of our understanding of “Church”, and of the way WBC functions. If you want to find out about church membership, talk to one of our pastors.)
Elders are elected for a two-year term.
Our office staff provides administrative support services for our ministries and leadership at WBC.
This is Sandy, WBC’s Care & Connection Pastor. If you are new or want to connect with people at WBC she would like to hear from you!
This is Sandy, WBC’s Care & Connection Pastor. If you are new Sandy would like to hear from you!