Congregations support those called/appointed in various ways: prayer, encouragement, various events of appreciation and financial support. For purposes of staff support, each congregation is expected to have a staff support committee as specified in the Model Constitution for Congregations, C13.04:

“This committee should be appointed jointly by the president and the pastor, term of office shall be two years, with three members being appointed each successive year. Committee members will hold not other office in the congregation during their term.”

Congregations may wish to make variations of this guideline as they deem fit.