Article VI, Section 2: Trustees

a. Oversee, maintain, and supervise all local church properties and material resources, reporting to the Board of Elders.
b. Be official signatories on behalf of the church. The Board of Trustees shall appoint four active members from the congregation to be official check signers for church business.
c. Receive and administer all gifts made to the congregation.
d. Ensure that all designated funds are spent in accordance with the intent of the designation.
e. Ensure that the Articles of Incorporation of the congregation are kept up-to-date.
f. Be responsible for adequate insurance coverage on all church property.
g. Be responsible for hiring and firing all paid staff other than the Pastor.
h. In addition to Article VI of these Bylaws, in their role as part of the Financial Ministry Team, Trustees will hold in trust the Church property and be responsible for safekeeping of all legal documents.
i. Only when authorized to act by vote of the Congregation, they shall execute and deliver legal documents involving the sale, mortgage, purchase or lease of property or other legal documents where the signatures of Trustees are required.
j. Shall administer the annual budget. They may exceed this budget by $3,000 for an emergency, but shall inform the Congregation of this event. If more than $3,000 is needed for an unbudgeted expense, the Trustees shall call a special congregational meeting to modify the budget.
k. Perform such other duties as are required by the Corporation laws of the State of Ohio.