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PSK Ministry Teams

(Please refer to the tab "PSK Directories 2017," subheading "2017 Directory - Committees," for a current listing of members for each committee)

Ministry Teams, are to carry out the mission of the Presbytery as assigned by the Presbytery, the Presbytery Coordinating Team, the Book of Order, and/or the Presbytery Manual of Operations.

The Ministry Teams of Presbytery are accountable to the Presbytery through the Presbytery Coordinating Team and are responsible for fulfilling work assigned to them by the Presbytery.

Church Orders Ministry Team (CO)

The purpose of the team is to “serve as pastor and counselor to the ministers of the Presbytery, to facilitate the relations between congregations, ministers, and the Presbytery, and to settle difficulties on behalf of Presbytery when possible and expedient. It shall also fulfill the constitutional requirements of oversight of those seeking to be ordained as Teaching Elders.”

Congregational Resources Ministry Team:

The Congregational Resources Ministry Team shall consist of five (5) members and will be given the priority of enabling congregations undergoing transformation and leadership development. Other responsibilities would include but not limited to: Christian Education, Youth Council and youth ministries, and other resource or training events. The duly elected Moderators of PSK Presbyterian Women and Youth Council shall also serve on this Ministry Team with voice and vote.

Mission Partnership Ministry Team:

The Mission Partnership Ministry Team shall consist of five (5) members and would be given the priority of assisting congregations in establishing partnerships for mission and ministry within their sphere of influence.

This function would be assisted by the appointment of a special task force or task forces. They would also provide interpretation and support to other mission projects established by the Presbytery. They would be the primary interpreter of the Presbytery’s Mission Budget. Other responsibilities would include promotion and interpretation of the mission work of the PCUSA, including the special offerings.

Camping Ministries Ministry Team:

The Camping Ministries Ministry Team shall consist of five (7) members and be responsible for all camping and retreat events sponsored by the Presbytery. It shall also be responsible for the recruitment and training of persons staffing these events. This committee shall be responsible for the care and upkeep of the property known as Westminster Woods.

Presbytery Support Ministry Team:

The Presbytery Support Ministry Team shall consist of at least five (5) members and would be responsible for:

1). Recommend actions to Presbytery concerning overtures to the Presbytery, Synod or General Assembly, that are received from sessions; and overtures received from the General Assembly for the affirmative or negative vote of the Presbytery;

2). Review and recommend proposed changes to the Bylaws, and Manual of Operations of the Presbytery; and

3). Review session records and minutes

4). Nominate persons for election to all offices of the Presbytery, and members of all Ministry Teams of the Presbytery (except the Presbytery Support Ministry Team).

5). Nominate commissioners to General Assembly and Synod of Mid-America and make recommendations for election to Synod Committees when requested.

6). Nominate board members representing the Presbytery to Brotherhood Community Ministries, Inc. (Article 14.4)

7). Nominate members for the Presbytery Permanent Judicial Commission.

Governance Ministry Team:

The Governance Ministry Team shall consist of at least seven (7) members and shall perform the current functions of the Budget & Finance Sub Committee, the Personnel Sub Committee and the Trustees. The Trustees of the Presbytery shall be identified as members from this committee.

Committee on Representation

a. The Committee on Representation shall consist of three (3) members who conform to provisions at G-3.0103 in the Book of Order and the following requirements, one person could fulfill more than one requirement:

1). One Racial Ethnic member

2). One Female member

3). Ordination Status (Ruling Elder and Teaching Elder)

4). Age Diversity

5). Youth, Young Adult, or Disabled member.

b. The Committee shall:

1). Advise and educate the Presbytery and the Sessions of member churches regarding principles of inclusiveness and participation in the governance of the church;

2). Serve both as an advocate for representation and a continuing resource in matters of representation;

3). Consult with racial ethnic membership and others; and

4). Advise the Presbytery on the employment of personnel

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