Committee on Ministry
Moderator: The Rev. Martin Radcliff
Visiting and consulting with each congregation's teaching elder(s), teaching elder(s) in special ministries, and session once every two years.
Acting on information concerning difficulties within a church and serving as an instrument for promoting the peace and harmony of the church.
Visiting and counseling with Pastor Nominating Committees.
Counseling with churches without a Pastor.
Assisting and counseling with Pastors in the relocation process.
Examining all candidates seeking membership in the Presbytery prior to ordination.
Examining all ordained teaching elders seeking membership in the Presbytery.
Welcoming, orienting, and providing mentors for teaching elders new to the Presbytery.
Providing opportunities for fellowship and support among professional colleagues.
Keeping an up-to-date Overview as an appendix to this Manual. In addition, the COM will be a separate Appendix to the Manual of Operations.
When necessary between meetings of the Presbytery, the Committee on Ministry has the authority to:
Find in order calls issued by churches.
Approve and present calls for services of teaching elders.
Approve the examination of teaching elders transferring from other Presbyteries for membership.
Dissolve the pastoral relationship in cases where the teaching elder and congregation concur, and dismiss teaching elders to other Presbyteries.