The Committee on Ministry’s primary responsibility is faithfulness to God revealed to us in Jesus Christ. First and foremost, the Committee on Ministry is an expression of the church of Jesus Christ. The Committee on Ministry is a community of the Holy Spirit. In every deliberation, decision, and action, the Committee on Ministry seeks to embody the “one another’s” of the New Testament.

One of the most telling examples of the connectional nature of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is the Committee on Ministry. We recognize we need each other to follow Jesus Christ. We need each other to discern God’s will and intention. We need each other to decide the way forward. We need each other to serve as witnesses for God’s love, grace and justice.

The Presbytery of Detroit calls and charges the Committee on Ministry to provide leadership and guidance to the Presbytery in the area of pastoral leadership.

  • Through the Committee on Ministry, the Presbytery of Detroit ordains, installs, receives, transfers, dismisses, retires, removes and disciplines its members who are Teaching Elders.
  •  Through the Committee on Ministry, the Presbytery guides congregations in calling new Teaching Elders.
  • Through the Committee on Ministry, the Presbytery provides moderators for congregations, commissions Ruling Elders to limited pastoral service, recommends temporary pastoral leadership for congregations, and oversees congregations without Teaching Elders.
  • Through the Committee on Ministry, the Presbytery encourages, guides, and resources congregations in many other areas of ministry and mission.
  • Through the Committee on Ministry, the Presbytery promotes peace and justice within congregations and inquiries into the source’s difficulty and division.

A Committee on Ministry Liaison is appointed to every congregation. They are the first point of contact for every congregation for COM matters. Questions for who your COM is? Please contact the current Co-Chairs for COM, they will be happy to assist you!

Questions for who your COM is?
Please contact the current Co-Chairs for COM, they will be happy to assist you!