The Steward Board is responsible for the financial and spiritual governance of the church. Stewards are charged with overseeing the fiduciary interests of the church as well as establishing operating policies and procedures. The Steward Board approves new initiatives, programs, and capital expenses as recommended by the pastor. Stewards are appointed annually by the pastor.
The Trustee Board works under the direction of the pastor, and is responsible for the temporal concerns of the church. Trustees are charged with safeguarding all of Mother Bethel’s the church real estate and other properties and for making improvements when necessary. Trustees are nominated by the Pastor and elected annually by the congregation.
The Commission on Christian Education makes careful study of the Christian education needs of the local church and means for meeting these needs such as: the correlation of the program of educational agencies for the various age groups; the recommendation and approval of curricula in harmony with the findings of the curriculum committee and the standards adopted by the Division of Christian Education; the supervision for the recruitment, training and assignment of Christian education workers in the local church. The Commission cooperates in the proper observance of holidays and special weeks prescribed by the AME Church Discipline.