[updated April 2016]
The Board and each council shall provide appropriate orientation for their respective members (and other lay leaders as appropriate). Each leader shall be provided with access to appropriate background materials. This includes both church-wide materials and materials specific to their role.
The Board shall organize a leadership retreat at least once a year, including Board members, ministers and appropriate staff, council members and other lay leaders invited by the Board. The First Vice President (Corporate) shall be responsible for coordinating the retreat agenda in collaboration with the Board President, ministers and other church leaders as appropriate.