Management Committee Job Description

The role of the Management Committee (MC) is to wisely administer the finances and assets of Scots Church Sydney in a manner that will assist in spreading the gospel in the city and beyond.  The MC is regulated by the PCNSW Code (see especially pp 41-47). 


As stipulated under the Code: 

  • The Congregation at the Annual Congregational Meeting (ACM) elects members to the MC with the Congregation determining the number of people to be elected. 

  • As well as the elected members, elders are ex-officio members but do not normally attend. The Moderator is the chair and the Committee elects a secretary and a Treasurer each year. 

  • Those elected to the MC must meet BTS requirements for congregational leaders. 

  • The Committee reports to the ACM on the work of the MC including an audited set of financial accounts for the previous calendar year and a budget for the current year. 

  • The Congregation receives the budget and the MC is required to spend finances in line with the presented budget. 

  • If the MC wants to spend more than the amount set in a line item in the budget it must call a Congregational meeting and submit a revised budget. The Congregation may set a margin (for example 10% per line item) so that small overspends on a particular line do not trigger a Congregational Meeting. 

  • The minutes of the Committee are available for any member of the congregation to view upon request.

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