I am in my 13th year on staff at Castleton United Methodist Church. For the past 5 years I have been one of the pastors of this church. I have attended Church Council meetings from the beginning. It was not uncommon for us to have over 40 members as a part of our Church Council. It was also not uncommon to have only about 1/3 of the members show up to meetings. It became apparent this model of church leadership was not effective or engaging. On January 1st of 2014, we began to operate our church under a single board model, which had been vetted by the Cabinet and Bishop of our Annual Conference. What follows is the function, structure, selection, and scope of our single board, known as the Leadership Team.