We Equip Churches and Pastors

April 25, 2018 Uncategorized

Committee on Ministers and Congregations (COMC)

We equip our churches and pastors with the necessary resources for success. Churches need pastoral leadership and resources for difficult challenges. Congregations in transition, or in need of problem-solving or mediation can turn to the Committee on Ministers and Congregations (COMC) for help. No church has to navigate this road alone!

The Committee on Ministers & Congregations provides the link between our congregations, pastors and the Presbytery body.  COMC is here to assist with:

  • Pastoral transition
  • Conflict resolution
  • As-needed requests

Committee on Coordination (COC)

Some of the most powerful moments in one’s faith journey are the interpersonal experience, whether it be at presbytery meetings or even the Beach Retreat. The Committee on Coordination (COC) makes those moments happen by facilitating the logistics to bring the vision of the presbytery alive. This committee comprised of presbytery staff and some committee chairs work together to live into God’s mission.

Crisis Care

When serious misconduct or legal issues arise, we have procedures in place to bring our wisdom and faithful response to the situation. We have established the Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) and Sexual Misconduct Response Team (SMRT) who serve six and three-year terms, respectively, to address this.

If need be, the presbytery can establish an ad hoc investigative or administrative commission (IC or AC) to serve as a fact-finding group or to take on the functions of a board of session for a church where that might be needed temporarily. Demanding and courageous work, this is another way the sibling churches of the presbytery rise to meet even arduous challenges when called upon.