Faith Presbyterian Church (USA)
ADMINISTRATION PLANNING TEAM (Core Tasks: Supporting and Planning)
Co-Chairs: Elders: John Thompson and Jim Reich
Stewardship / Stewardship education / Planned Giving Church Office support
Budget preparation Church cleaning
Church Directory Publicity
Communication: internal and external (Website; Newsletter etc.)
Faith Presbyterian Church
Planning Teams to express our Vision, Mission and Priorities
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING TEAM (Core Tasks: Forming and Transforming)
Co-Chairs: Elders: Frances Young and Patty Morris
Plans and oversees our regular worship services Plans special services and events
Provides music and worship resources Recruit/train liturgists; ushers etc.
Sets up communion Sanctuary preparation
Faith Groups Sunday School/Learning programs
Women’s and Men’s Ministries Leadership Training
Select curricula Teacher recruitment and preparation
CONGREGATIONAL CARE PLANNING TEAM (Core Tasks: Caring and Connecting)
Co-Chairs: Elders: Doris Riggs and Ann Rand
Cares for the flock Shepherd Program
Prayer List/Requests/Prayer Shawls Second Sunday lunches
Monthly lunch bunch Sunday a.m. refreshments
Meals/Transportation/Calls/ Cards/Visits for the sick Celebration planning
Faith, Hope and Hammers
Clerk of Session Debbie Peterson
MISSION AND OUTREACH PLANNING TEAM (Core Tasks: Inviting and Serving)
Co-Chairs: Elders: Sylvia Goodyear and Dick Schmus
Evangelism Gift bags for first
Contact with prospective members New member assimilation
Local mission and benevolences World mission links
Discovery Class and related items (Reception; Photographs; Member Profiles in Newsletter)
The Planning Team structure expresses the mission of the Church. All parts of the system are and need to be interrelated and mutually dependent. The Goals of the Church inform the goals of each Ministry Team. The Goals for 2016 inform and guide the plan for the year ahead.
PEOPLE: With a SESSION of nine Ruling Elders there are FOUR PLANNING TEAMS each led by two Elders appointed as co-chairs. This enables continuity and mutual support. In the future Nomination Committee process may more deliberately invite members to look to identify Elders who are or who have the potential to be leaders and possibly to discuss a call for Elders-Elect to a specific Planning Team.
MEETINGS: Session will have a Stated Meeting every two months: Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, Dec. Planning Teams to meet every two months, in between Session Meetings, and at other times as needed. There may be occasions when a joint Planning team meeting date is secured to encourage CONVERSATION and TEAMWORK within and between Planning Teams.
Publicity / Communication: Each Planning Team will develop an effective Communication process.