I am a member of a LCMS congregation where the senior pastor resigned under pressure and threat of removal. The congregation leadership is preparing a series of town-hall meeting to discuss the role of the pastor. I am looking for information and reference documents on these topics. Some of the specific items that will come up in the discussion include:
1. The differences between associate pastors and assistant pastors, especially who they directly report to.
2. What Office of Public Ministry functions may be delegated by a pastor to the Board of Elders and what functions must be performed by the pastor himself.
3. What functions may be assigend to a Board of Directors and what fuctions may be assigned to a pastor with respect to the day-to-day operations of the congregation and the corporate functions of the congregation.
4. Specifics on removal of a pastor for "inability or unwillingness to perform the duites of a pastor."
Thnaks for all your help.