Missiongathering Christian Church is Presbyterian in our polity ("church governance"), which means that we are governed by our Lead Pastor who is accountable to a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets four times a year to review and help our leadership to shape our church finances and budget, to discuss business related to the church, and to support and provide accountability the Lead Pastor in regards to matters of staffing and church leadership.
Who can join the Board of Directors?
To be a member of the Board of Directors, one must be a committed follower of Jesus Christ, have been attending Missiongathering faithfully for a minimum of two-years, have been serving in a ministry of the church for a minimum of two years, have been a regular tither to our church, and must not be on church staff or any affiliated ministries or organizations. Board Members serve three-year terms and are responsible to attend four board meetings, one board retreat, and two public town hall meetings a year. Members of the congregation may nominate any qualifying member for consideration as a Board Member whenever there is a vacancy. The nominee will be interviewed by a member of our Board of Directors and then, based on information from that interview, they will be voted on by the sitting Board.
How can the congregation interact with the Board?
Members of the congregation are welcome to attend any of our Board of Directors for the first 30 minutes of every meeting ("open session") where concerns or questions may be raised. Meeting minutes and a budget overview will from each Board Meeting will be posted on our community bulliten board in Sacred Grounds within 7 days of any Board Meeting. Questions about church finances, church governance, staffing, or church leadership, may be submitted to the Board of Directors at any time by emailing Board@MissiongatheringSD.org (Please note, the Board of Directors does not participate or administer any form of pastoral care or counseling.)
WHERE WE ARE
3090 Polk Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
"One of my favorite churches in the country—Missiongathering … has managed to attract throngs of young people by fostering a community that is diverse, inclusive, biblically literate, spiritually connected, appreciative of both liturgy and contemporary worship, and absolutely bursting at the seams with grace.”