Governance & Executive Structures


BPMC’s elders and deacons play both governance and executive roles within the church.

A. There are two bodies which provide Governance oversight:

1. Functioning as a body in the Elders’ Board, elders play a twin role providing spiritual (final arbiter of faith and doctrine, and church discipline) as well as fiduciary (approver of financial & personnel policies and annual budgets) oversight. 

2. Functioning within the Church Council, deacons act as a sounding and accountability body on church-wide matters by reviewing the work of church committees and congregations, and discussing and providing feedback on new initiatives. 

Please see below for an organisational perspective:

B. Elders and deacons also play Executive roles in the functioning of the church through membership or leadership of congregational ministries and church committees.

1. Congregational ministries within the respective congregations

a. These are: Children, Youth, Young Adults, Adult Fellowship, Golden Years Fellowship, Worship and Music, Cell Group, Special Care, Evangelism, Christian Education, etc.

b. These ministries report to the Congregational Pastor and work under his overall direction.

c. The respective Congregational Council in consultation with the Congregational Pastor will determine the scope of the ministries and their responsibilities.

2. Church committees are those serving the church as a whole

a. These are: Missions (MC), Communications (CC), Facilities (FC), Kindergarten Management (KMC), Information Technology (ITC), Audio-Visual (AVC) and Personnel & Finance Committee (PFC).

b. With the exception of the PFC which reports directly to the Board of Elders/Directors, the other committees report to the Senior Pastor’s Office and work under his overall direction.

c. With the exception of the PFC which operates under BPMC Church Governance Policy, the scope of the other committees and their responsibilities will be determined by the Church Council in consultation with the Senior Pastor.

3. Executive functions of congregational ministries and church committees

a. Strategic planning resource including budget development.

b. Immediate oversight of the execution of ministry/committee plan for the year. 

c. Technical expertise and guidance in subject area.

d. Leadership in ministry/committee.

e. Manpower to organise and mobilise church members.

4. Executive roles of remunerated and non-remunerated church staff

a. Manpower and office resource to support ministries/committees in the implementation of plans for the year.

b. Financial and operations management by the Senior Pastor’s office and/or the  Congregational Pastor, once the budget of ministry/committee has been approved.

c. Strategic oversight of the execution of ministry/committee plan for the year by the Senior Pastor’s office and/or Congregational Pastor.

As at 1 July 2012, BPMC has 15 staff, 9 of whom serve full-time and 6 on a part-time basis.

Please see below for an organisational perspective:

BPMC EXECUTIVE STRUCTURE 2017