Governance

West Ryde Community Church is an affiliated church of the Association of Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT.

Our principal governing document is the West Ryde Community Church Constitution and By-Laws.

Our church is governed by a team of Senior Leaders comprising the Pastors, Elders and Deacons who are appointed by the church membership. From time to time the Lead Pastor may supervise Student Pastors or Ministry Interns.

Senior Leaders have documented role descriptions which define the key accountabilities, relationships and dimensions of their role. Senior Leaders are empowered by the church to make decisions within their defined role, however final decisions rest with the church.

We affirm that all people have the right to be emotionally and physically safe, respected, and have their views and opinions valued at all times. We also live in a country that legislates for people’s safety.

Our Safe Church Policy has been developed to help us live out our Biblical mandate and our responsibilities under Australian Legislation. It documents our commitment to safe leaders, safe ministry programs and safe ministry environments.

West Ryde Community Church is registered on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Register as a Basic Religious Charity.