In 2018, our membership voted to change the governance model we were using to a Policy Governance model.
Policy Governance provides a single board (the Governing Board) that oversees the ministry, staff, and finances of the congregation. Their roll is to serve the voters in overseeing the congregation so the voters don't have to meet every month. The board serves under the authority of the voters and is responsible to keep the voters informed.
This governance model clearly defines the line between staff work and board work. In addition to the definition of roles, the model provides room to appoint committees when needed - for example, appointing a committee to review insurance policies to make sure the congregation is adequately insured, or a committee to draft next year's budget for approval.