Local Group Leader
Individual groups, based on a geological region such as a state or town, are run by at least one group leader. Depending on the level of a particular group, its leader may be a volunteer, part-time employee, or a full-time employee of the Free Thought Initiative.
Before a group leader may start or take-over a local group, they go through an interview and training process that includes a background check. As needed, group leaders are also required to acquire certain legal certifications and authorizations, such as those to become a Notary Public, a legally-recognized minister, and so forth.
Among other things, a group leader is trusted will the following responsibilities:
Promote their Free Thought Forum in their area and encourage guests to become members.
Act as the formal officiator for all Free Thought Forum meetings, programs, and services in their designated area.
Ensure that weekly meetings and activities are properly staffed, planned, and announced on their group’s webpage well in advance.
Work with their Local Membership Council on a monthly basis to organize the funding of special projects, schedule group activities, and so forth.
Prepare and present Group Leader Presentations on a weekly basis, according to the needs of each group, input from their Local Membership Council, and inspired by what is promoted and encouraged by the Free Thought Initiative.