Dai Council Elder Duties

 

Dai Mission Ministries is governed by the Dai Council of Elders, a board of twelve directors that serves as the ministry’s board of directors as well as overseers of its Messianic Unions. Each Elder on the Council serves a specific function, and their duties are as follows:

  • Business Affairs Elder: Commonly referred to as the “President”. Serves in the capacity of President over Dai Mission Ministries’ nonprofit corporate business functions. Oversees all executive functions of Dai Mission Ministries as a nonprofit corporation and any necessary secular business functions and alliances with other organizations in the operation of the Messianic Unions, congregational memberships of the organization, development of the future monastic yeshiva, and the establishment of Camp Shiloh.
  • Secretary Elder: Serves as the secretary of Dai Mission Ministries’ nonprofit corporate business functions. Oversees the gathering, storing, safeguarding, and communication of information within the organization and to the public concerning the organization itself, its objectives, its partners, and the public events of the organization, especially for the purpose of soliciting public participation. During Board meetings, the Secretary Elder records events of the meetings and issues Minutes for private and public dissemination.
  • Treasury Elder: Serves in the capacity of treasurer of Dai Mission Ministries’ nonprofit corporate business functions. Oversees the financial and physical assets of the organization, proper distribution of assets for their intended purposes, and accounting for assets and reporting of assets to government regulatory bodies.
  • Camp Shiloh Elder: Serves in the capacity of executive vice-president for Dai Mission Ministries’ nonprofit corporate purposes in the absence of the Business Affairs Elder. Otherwise, the Elder of Camp Shiloh is tasked with matters pertaining to Camp Shiloh, including: working with other Messianic Jewish congregations in the area to promote unity of faith through the establishment of spiritual common grounds and providing a venue for constructive discussions of differences between the varying viewpoints within the faith; and providing a monthly Erev conference for area leadership and congregations to promote area-wide fellowship. As Camp Shiloh will be established and built in this locale, the teaching ministry of the yeshiva and the building of the houses of worship and parsonages within the future Camp Shiloh will later be delegated to this Elder.
  • Messianic Union Elder: Serves in the capacity of area vice-president for Dai Mission Ministries’ nonprofit corporate purposes. Otherwise, the Elder in charge of each Messianic Union is tasked with matters pertaining to the Messianic Union, which include: working with other Hebrew Roots and Messianic Jewish congregations in the area to promote unity of faith through the establishment of spiritual common grounds and providing a venue for constructive discussions of differences between the varying viewpoints within the faith, and providing a monthly Erev conference for area leadership and congregations to promote area-wide fellowship.
  • Sergeant of Arms Elder: Serves in the capacity as Head of Security over the Messianic Unions, associated congregations supporting the Unions, and later for Camp Shiloh. Oversees the safety and security of the Unions, the general congregations associated with the Unions, and of the future Camp Shiloh, its residents, its property, and its boundaries.
  • Kashrut Elder: Serves in the capacity as the Head of the Oneg ministry within the Unions, promoting education in and the observance of the Torah’s dietary edicts. Later, the Kashrut Elder will become tasked with health inspection of foodstuffs, medicinal substances, and alcoholic beverages to be produced at Camp Shiloh through use of best-known practices and the dietary edicts of Torah.
  • Engineering Elder: Serves in the capacity as Head of Maintenance for the buildings operated by the Messianic Unions. Later, the Engineering Elder will be tasked with the construction of Goshen, assisting inspectors with examining construction, and providing information to contractors concerning the building codes of the local government.
  • Housing Assistance Elder: Serves in the capacity as housing administrator for Camp Shiloh in order to help Union congregation members settle at the colony site from other places in the country. This Elder maintains a knowledge of affordable housing options for incoming residents and coordinates with Union membership to help house new residents in a cost-effectively.
  • Fundraising Elder: Serves in the capacity of organizing and executing fundraising events for the organization. The Fundraising Elder will help bring in extra funding for the Messianic Unions and solicit financial assistance from friendly, pro-Israel ministries and other potential donors willing to support the building of Camp Shiloh.
  • Utility Elder: Serves as an administrative assistant to the council who can assist other council members in any capacity required, or who can serve the council in any way needed on emergency matters that may not have been planned for in advance.

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