Serve as pastor and counselor to ministers and certified church educators; facilitate relations between congregations, ministers and church educators; give counsel regarding calls; visit each session at least once every three years; implement equal opportunity employment; promote peace and harmony among churches, and where necessary help resolve conflicts.
Consultative skills; exhibit pastoral care, warm sympathies; able to maintain confidentiality; exhibit mutual forbearance; interpersonal skills, and value harmony.
Identify and nominate persons to serve on committees, ministry teams and board of trustees; nominate Vice Moderator and Moderator of Presbytery; nominate Commissioners and Youth Advisory Commissioners to General Assembly andSynod of the Covenant.
Committed to inclusiveness and diversity of races, cultures, genders and congregations; skill of networking; persistent; relate easily with people in person and on the phone.
Instructs sessions on their role in the inquirer and candidacy process, provides an annual consultation with each inquirer and candidate; provides care and oversight for professional service to the church; certifies candidates ready to accept a call; monitors studies and other preparation for inquirers, and ruling elders who are seeking a commission.
Interviewing skills; able to give support and encouragement; exhibit concern for spiritual and mental health; understand and expresses sympathetic interest, ability to give guidance and instruction; interpersonal skills.
Assist the Committee on Nominations in finding diversity of leadership; advocate for fairness and diversity in all levels of Presbytery and congregational leadership; annually inform Presbytery of progress toward fair representation; consult with Coordinating Cabinet on employment
Committed to inclusiveness and justice; committed to diversity; graceful openness; fair; persistent; analysis; ability toevaluate.
Oversee Presbytery’s properties, insurance, investments, loans, mortgages; receive and review requests to sell, mortgage, lease or purchase property, manage cash flow and monitor; provide for annual audit, discharge legal obligations as required by laws of the State of Michigan.
Financial acumen; building management and organizational skills; comfortable in dealing with finances and budgets;make sound judgments.
Establishes programs for education and training programs for lay and clergy leadership, educators, clergy support groups; Provide educational resources; Provide worship experiences at Presbytery Assemblies.
Ability to train clergy and laity; mediation skills; communication skills; commitment to being current in new developments in leadership. knowledge of Youth Ministry.
Seeks to identify innovative leaders within our Presbytery communities in order to train, encourage, and resource them for starting innovative new ministries within our Presbytery’s geographic bounds. The end goal is to foster a culture of innovation in which our next generation of New Worshipping Community starters will arise.
Ability to use demographics, consultative skills; understanding of start-up organizations and businesses; ability to raisefunds.
Works with Executive Presbyter to evaluate personnel positions, structure, compensation, procedures in accounting, purchasing, payroll, administration, and policy.
Competency in human resources; Skills in financial processes or organizations; Understanding of administrative skills; Understanding of team collaboration and interrelations; Knowledge of policy making and of staff operations.