¶ 252.1. Purpose – The church council shall provide for planning and implementing a program of nurture, outreach, witness, and resources in the local church. It shall also provide for the administration of its organization and temporal life. It shall envision, plan, implement, and annually evaluate the mission and ministry of the church.
From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church – 2012. Copyright 2012 by The United Methodist Publishing House.