Resource Centre Policy

Fair Havens Community Church

Policy for Operation of the Resource Centre

 

 

PURPOSE

 

To provide books, videos, DVD’s and other quality material for the development and growth in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, for the leadership, members and adherents of Fair Havens Community Church.

 

Such materials shall be centred on the Word of God, focusing upon the redemption, growth and living of the Christian Life in accordance with the Statement of Faith and Mission Statement (Philippians 3:10).

 

Biographies of noted persons of faith may be included in the resource centre.

 

The Resource Centre shall function as a source of materials for Life Group leaders and participants.

 

PRACTICAL FUNCTIONING

 

The materials shall be made available through loaning of the materials to the leaders or members or adherents in the same way as a library would function, but in addition all materials available in the Resource Centre shall be made available for sale at cost or subsidized cost basis. (Used materials could be sold for less than their original cost).

 

The Resource Centre shall be operated and maintained in a disciplined fashion by the Education Committee who may assign the responsibility of operation to a “custodian” or “librarian” who will carry out the operation of the centre.  The materials shall be kept under controlled access by such custodian or librarian.

 

Selection of materials for the stocking of the centre shall be under the direction of the Education Committee and shall include books, workbooks, CD’s, DVD’s, videos, tapes, USB recordings, magazines, articles, and any other format that is conducive to the development of leaders, church growth or disciples of Christ.  Materials for all age groups shall be made available.

 

Daily Devotionals, and personal study materials shall also be made available to the members and adherents, provided such materials are specifically focused on the subject materials as specified herein.

 

Suitable records shall be maintained in a style based upon a library system, to ensure that materials are properly accounted for and controlled.

 

The Resource Centre shall function with an assigned budget under Education Committee.