Reverend William McClain, Sr. – Associate Pastor
The Services Department shall embrace the planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, reporting and budgeting of the Services areas of the staff such as; Trustee Board, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Church Clerk, Custodian Staff, Cemetry, Vehicles and Equipment and all other services assigned. This Department is Lead and Managed by the below Staff.
The Department of Services is the division of Julington that is responsible for managing, maintaining and distributing the resources of the church. Our goals are to provide the quality of services that meets and exceeds the ministries set expectations.
Honorable stewardship is our main focus and the highly proficient and capable staff of the services department will always concern themselves with meeting the needs of the Lords business.
Listed below, you will be introduced to a very fine staff of leaders to carry out our set missions. Feel free to communicate any issues or concerns about services to any one of these staff members and again welcome to the Julington Baptist Church, Department of Services Division.
Sister Barbara Glenn, Finance Director (CFO)
As a member of the church finance and property ministry the stewardship leader should be knowledgeable concerning the overall plans of the church, and assist in helping to develop the resources to achieve the local church growth strategy. He or she should also take a key role in the planning and budgeting process, either as general coordinator or an active participant. It is vital that church plans and the church budget be one connected whole, not two separate activities.
This ministry requires a visionary staff able to pursue the answer to “Why Not,” not the too easy question of “Why?” As Ellen White comments, “Every believer should be wholehearted in his attachment to the church. Its prosperity should be his first interest, and unless he feels under sacred obligation to make his connection with the church a benefit to it in preference to himself, it can do far better without him. It is in the power of all to do something for the cause of God.”
Sister Cheryl Fields, Treasurer
The history of church treasurers goes back at least to 457 B.C. when Ezra appointed guardians for the funds given for the work in Jerusalem. To those given the care of the Lord’s goods Ezra commanded, “Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers” Ezra 8:28.
“The care exercised by Ezra in providing for the transportation and safety of the Lord’s treasure, teaches a lesson worthy of thoughtful study. Only those whose trustworthiness had been proved, were chosen; and they were instructed plainly regarding the responsibility resting on them. In the appointment of faithful officers to act as treasurers of the Lord’s goods, Ezra recognized the necessity and value of order and organization in connection with the work of God”
Sister Zelbra Countryman, Financial Secretary
The Financial Secretary is a trusted member of the Church’s Financial Staff.He or she is responsible for maintaining the Church’s Records of all financial assets.
Personal receipts. The receipts for tithes and offerings given by the members should be distributed to them annually.
Accounts payable. Authorization for the disbursing of church funds for church operation is generally given in the annual church budget. Special projects or items not in the budget must be authorized by procedures covering such disbursements or at the quarterly church conference.
Financial statements. The Financial Secretary should prepare a monthly financial statement and distribute copies to the church conference during its normal meetings. This statement should include the balance status of all budgeted accounts, as well as the totals received in tithes and offerings and a detailed record of all disbursements made.
The Financial Secretary is responsible for the ministry of instant accountability of all Church monetary assets.