- Budget & Financial Information
- Building Use Policy
- Constitution and Bylaws
- Core Curriculum
- Councils and Committees
- Five-Year Vision Plan
- Safe Congregation Policy
- Staff Job Descriptions
- Usher Guidelines
Budget & Financial Information
Pullen’s fiscal year runs with the calendar year. Each fall, the finance committee drafts a budget and presents it to the congregation for approval.
- 2017 Budget – approved by congregation 10-16-16
- 2016 Budget – approved by congregation 10-18-15
- 2015 Budget – Download Spreadsheet
- 2014 Budget
- 2013 Budget
- 2012 Budget
- Financial Policies & Procedures
Building Use Policy
Pullen offers its building as a service to its members and regular participants and to the community. Pullen does not offer its building for rent. Use of the building does incur additional utilities expense and custodial attention. A utilities offset stipend may apply to a space due to its particular size and features and/or the length of its use.
Constitution & Bylaws
The current Constitution & Bylaws was approved at a Congregational Meeting on November 23, 2014 and revised by action of the congregation on April 17, 2016 and again on February 16, 2017.
The June 2011 draft of the Education Council’s proposed Core Curriculum.
Councils and Committees
Pullen’s governance is a flat organizational structure of five councils with prescribed duties and responsibilities whose decisions are vetted through a coordinating council with representatives of the five councils and with churchwide decisions vested only in the congregation.
- 2017 Council & Committee Roster
- 2016 Council & Committee Roster
- 2015 Council & Committee Roster
- 2014 Council & Committee Roster
- 2014 Council & Committee Chairs
- Organizational Chart
Congregational Care Council
The Congregational Care Council undergirds and equips the church in our support of and care for each other as it encourages us to be ministers to one another. The Council organizes and coordinates the work of the following groups: Home Based Ministry, Good Samaritan Ministry, Crisis Care, Special Ministries, Bereavement Care, Hospital Care, Membership, and Inclusion Ministry. The Council consists of six at-large members.
The Coordinating Council is a vital link in promoting teamwork and coordinating the related efforts of the Deacons, Councils, committees, individual members and staff in fulfilling the goals of Pullen’s programs and ministries. This Council reviews proposals from other councils and committees and, if necessary, schedules them for congregational deliberation. The Council consists of a representative from each of the five other councils and six elected at-large members. In addition to its churchwide focus, the Council directly oversees the work of the following administrative committees: Archives and History, Buildings and Grounds, Fellowship, Finance, Hospitality, Nominating, Personnel, Siler Garden, Trustee, and Volunteer Coordinator.
The Deacon Council is a deliberative body that focuses on significant issues in the life of the church. The twelve Deacons
facilitate Pullen’s envisioning and futuring, and provide guidance and leadership for implementing plans that are developed from that process. Deacons provide and prepare the Communion elements and assist in the serving of Communion.
The Education Council oversees the educational ministries for children, youth, young adults, and adults, including Sunday School, Wednesday offerings, and other educational programs. The Council consists of six at-large members and one representative each from the Children’s, Youth, Young Adult, Adult Education, Library, and Wednesday Night committees.
Missions and Outreach Council
The Missions and Outreach Council leads our ministry beyond our church walls, promoting peace, justice, and reconciliation in our community and around the world as we attempt to follow Jesus’ model of servanthood. The involvement of Pullen groups in outreach ministries and our funding of organizations that serve persons in need are coordinated through this Council. The Council consists of six at-large members and one representative from each of the following Mission Groups: Pullen Mission Women, Peace and Justice/Community of the Cross of Nails, American Baptist Churches, Blessing of Life, Cuba, Care of Creation, Alliance of Baptists, Nicaragua Connection, Vegetarian Encouragement, and Health Care Working Group.
The Worship Council promotes intentional spiritual reflection and enrichment, the support of our music programs, and the nurturing of our worship community. The council consists of six at-large members and one representative each from the Sanctuary, Wedding and Union, Ushering, and Funeral committees.
Five-Year Vision Plan
In 2014, the Deacon Council presented a Five-Year Vision Plan to the congregation, which approved the plan at the February 9, 2014 Congregational Meeting. You can view the plan here.
In August of 2007 the Deacon Council of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church voted to form a “Safety and Inclusion Study Group” in response to concern within the congregation about persons attending Pullen who might pose a threat to vulnerable members of the congregation such as children, youth, or those with disabilities. Such a threat might be posed by someone with a documented history of sexual misconduct, a pending allegation of such misconduct, or someone whose current conduct causes concern.
The Safety and Inclusion Study Group (SISG) was formed and charged with bringing recommendations to the Deacon Council about ways to address the presence of a sex offender within the congregation. Out of this group, the Safe Congregation Committee (SCC) was formed to assist the staff when concerns arise.
- Safe Congregation Policies and Guidelines
- Full Report Study Group Report
- Personnel Policy
- SCC Limited Access Agreement
- SCC Limited Access for Allegations
Staff Job Descriptions
- Associate Pastor
- Church Administrator
- Minister of Music
- Minister with Youth and Their Families
- Minister with Children and Their Families
- Community Ministry Coordinator
- Communications Specialist
- Facilities Manager
For questions about ushering and greeting at Pullen on Sunday mornings, please contact Rick Higgins.