Southwest Conference Ministry Teams


Brief description of duties:

Ministry Teams (MT) will be called for by the Mission & Church Vitality Committee (MCVC), and will be formed in order that the Conference can live out its shared mission. The MTs will be open tables at which all who feel passionate about, called to, and qualified for that Ministry will be welcome to participate. 

The Bylaws will neither stipulate what teams need to exist, nor will they assume that any team currently created will be needed in perpetuity. 

As the mission called for by the MCVC changes over time, it will be likely that new MTs will have to form while existing ones phase out. 

Primary Purpose:

To enact the mission of the Conference.


  • Meet as needed to undertake the mission goals of the Conference.

  • Develop networks of Mission and Covenant Partners whose resources can be utilized to fulfill the mission goals of the SWC.

  • Facilitate and Coordinate the work of our Covenant Partners in the fulfillment of our mission goals.

  • Develop a pool of available resources that can be used to accomplish our mission goals, and find creative ways both to make use of them and to empower our covenant partners to make use of them.

  • Discern emerging needs and communicate to the SWC and its Covenant Partners, and recommend shared responses to those needs.

  • Organize the work of the Ministry Team so that the efforts of all who are participating can be fully utilized and strategically orchestrated.

  • Report to the MCVC what they are doing to fulfill the mission goals of the Conference, and whether or not there is a continuing need for the Ministry Team to operate.

  • Report to the Executive Board and to the MCVC how any resources that have been allocated to them have been utilized, and what has been accomplished with those resources.