1. To supervise and maintain all property belonging to Main Street United Methodist Church so that the ministries of the congregation can be effective.
  2. Responsibilities: The trustees together have several legal and administrative functions. They are to:
    • oversee, maintain, and supervise all local church property
    • report annually to the charge conference on the state of the church’s property, equipment, investments, and resources
    • receive and administer all gifts made to the congregation; make certain that all trust funds of the congregation are invested properly [Note: this responsibility has been transferred to the Permanent Endowment Committee]
    • ensure that the articles of incorporation of the congregation are kept up-to-date, if applicable
    • be responsible, in conjunction with the pastor, for all use of the church buildings and grounds
    • maintain adequate insurance coverage on all church property and develop appropriate risk management policies
    • submit to the committee on finance the annual budget requests for insurance, property maintenance and improvement, and new property purchases
    • be accountable to the charge conference and to the church council.
      1. Source: The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church and Trustees Guidelines