Discernment Task Group

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Congregational Care Team

The Deacons are forming a Congregational Care team, led by Rev. Joe Vitek, to reach out to the Gayton family in times of need. This need may take many forms:


-A visit during a hospital and/or rehabilitation stay, 

-Visitation and comforting during a time of bereavement 

-Visitation of our homebound, 

-Providing for food needs with meal preparations

-Reaching out during times of celebration, such as a new birth. 


Several of our Gayton family have already expressed an interest in joining the team. If you are interested in participating in any part of this ministry, please let us hear from you. You may make a notation on the Connect Card online or the paper card on Sunday, or you may call the church office. 


All are welcome, and training will be provided.

DTG Filling Volunteer Positions

The Discernment Task Group (DTG) is currently working to fill volunteer positions in the following areas:


Church Officers: Assistant Treasurer, Clerk, Historian

Church Councils: Worship Council, Discipleship Council

Task Group: Human Resources Task Group 


If you would like to volunteer for a position at Gayton and feel led to serve in any of the areas noted, please contact Becky Tyson, DTG chair, by submitting the form at the bottom of the page or call her at 804.338.8818


Please respond no later than November 18, 2018.



Position Descriptions


Assistant Treasurer: To assist the Treasurer as necessary in the following duties; receive, preserve, and payout, upon receipt of vouchers approved and signed by authorized personnel all money or things of value paid or given to the church, keeping at all times an itemized account of all receipts and disbursements. It shall also be the duty of the treasurer (or assistant) to render to the church at each regular business meeting an itemized report of the receipts and disbursements of the preceding month.


Clerk: Responsible for keeping an electronic record of all official actions of the church. Responsible for keeping a register of names of members with dates of admission, dismissal, or death, together with a record of baptisms. The clerk shall issue letters of dismissal voted by the church, preserve on file all communications and written official reports, and give required notice of all meetings where notice is necessary. Responsible for preparing the annual letter of the church to the association. 


Historian: Keep important photographic, video, audio, and written documents and programs of the church. Keep documentation of the church’s history in an orderly fashion.


Worship Council: Ensure that the church provides an authentic and relevant worship environment for guests and members. Support the ongoing process of developing and implementing the necessary components of worship services. Provide guidance for the groups that lead and facilitate worship.


Discipleship Council: Ensure that the church creates an environment that nurtures spiritual formation through discipleship communities. Facilitate the training and nurturing of discipleship leaders, provide communities where individuals can grow in their relationship with God, and create pathways into those discipleship communities.


Human Resources Task Group: Assist the church in staff related matters. At the request of the SLC and Senior Pastor, it shall help craft job descriptions, provide guidance on annual review of salaries, benefits and other compensation, recommend policies, and provide other personnel related services.