Church Trustees

To enable church trustees to benefit from experiences of others; to share knowledge of what they learned in their church and to seek help for issues which they are unable to resolve alone.

What Went Right and What Went Wrong

Our What Went Right and What Went Wrong (WWR-WWW) page will help steer you to making informed decisions for maintenance and repair on the parsonage, church and property, with the belief there is value from learning what others have tried. Check out the advice from What We Learned (PDF).  Also use our Self-Inspection Check List for Churches (PDF) to inspect the church building, grounds and parsonage.

Contractor Referrals

Consult lists of

that have been used and recommended by United Methodist Churches in the Greater Detroit District.

Church Trustee Information and Forms

By October 1 of each year, churches need to complete and file the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth Nonprofit Corporation Information Update form (PDF) with the State of Michigan.

Additional Church Trustee Resources can be found on the Michigan Annual Conference website.

Common policies, procedures, concerns and duties for church trustee chairpersons and members will be added to this space.

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