Any tips on tactfully asking a committee chairman to step down?
This chairman has done nothing since taking the office of chairman except attending the state Library conference just after taking office. She doesn't even fill out the check out sheet right. One of the other members and I have done all the reading, buying, and other administrative jobs for the past few years. Now, I"m not complaining about doing those things, because I feel called to do them, but it's hard to get anything done when the chair is non-existent.
Our church year ends in August, and we really need some direction on what to do.
My suggestion is to talk to the chairman about your concerns in a non-critical way and ask if there is anything that is keeping her from doing her duties. Perhaps she has lost interest or doesn't know how to fit in, or some other personal reason. Ask if there is anything you can do to help if help is needed. If no positive results come from your discussion, then let the person know that the committee is giving her two choices: either get on board doing her job or to step down.
I know that may sound a bit harsh, but make your approach in love and non-threatening, focusing on what problems she may have. Hope this give you an idea or two.
Thank you for responding. I know I need to speak to her about this and I don't want to alienate her. Thanks for your advice.
Can you talk to your pastor about it? I guess I would start there.
I did talk to our associate pastor, who is the head of the nominating committee, before talking to the chairman, which went well. She is still on the committee for the upcoming year, just not the chair. Thanks!