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.
Consult lists of
- Audio, Visual and Musical Instrument (PDF)
- Boiler and Furnace (PDF)
- Building, Fence and Awning (PDF)
- Electrical (PDF)
- Furniture, Office, Kitchen and Janitorial Supply and Service (PDF)
- Heating and Cooling, HVAC (PDF)
- Insurance (PDF)
- Landscaping, Lawn, Yard Maintenance and Parking Lot (PDF)
- Painters and Mold Testing (PDF)
- Plumbing (PDF)
- Roofers (PDF)
- Security, Movers and Transportation (PDF)
that have been used and recommended by United Methodist Churches in the Detroit East and West Districts.
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 Detroit Annual Conference website.
Common policies, procedures, concerns and duties for church trustee chairpersons and members will be added to this space.