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  1. Committee Structure Proposed Changes 2018

  2. History • Formation in 2012: Bicameral Structure • 9 Elders, 12 Deacons • Teaching EldersMinistry of Word and Sacrament • Ruling Elders*Ministry of Spiritual Formation (Protection of Orthodoxy, Leadership, Oversight) • Deacons*Ministry of Care and Service * 3 year term – Book of Order (B.O.)

  3. History • Identity Language - August 2014 • We are a faith family walking together to know Christ and to make him known by engaging in dynamic worship, pursuing spiritual wisdom, investing in deep relationships and affecting social renewal.” • Conversations to better align Committee Structure, Identity Language & Book of Order - August 2017

  4. Process • Session Discussions • Presbytery Suggestions • Draft of New Committee Structure (NCS) • NCS to Staff and Deacons: feedback & adjustments • NCS to Faith Family: feedback & adjustments • Session finalize NCS by end of year and report to faith family

  5. Understanding the NCS • General Language • Commission(B.O.): To act for the appointing court and report on its actions to the appointing court. • Committee (B.O.): Study a matter and make recommendations or carry out decisions and report to the court that created it. • Team Carry out the work of a ministry.

  6. Understanding the NCS • General • Commission • Made up of Elders who act for the Session • Christian Education Commission

  7. Understanding the NCS • General • CommitteesElder or Deacon as Chairperson • Meet on a regular basis to discuss work of the ministry • Engage in the work of the ministry

  8. Understanding the NCS • General • Team Led by a Coordinator • Oversees the execution of the ministry • Agrees to serve on yearly basis

  9. Understanding the NCS • General Language • Teaching Elders (TE) Ministry of Word and Sacrament • Ruling Elders (RE) Ministry of Spiritual Formation • Deacons (D) Ministry of Care and Service • Coordinators (C)Organize work of Teams • Staff Partners(SP) Liaison between staff and volunteers • Ruling Elder Liaison(REL) Liaison with Session

  10. Understanding the NCS WORSHIP WISDOM SOCIAL RENEWAL RELATION- SHIP INFRA-STUCTURE FOUNDATION

  11. Understanding the NCS WORSHIP WISDOM SOCIAL RENEWAL RELATION- SHIP INFRA-STUCTURE FOUNDATION

  12. Understanding the NCS Chair: Prayer Deacon REL: Current RE SP: TE Membership: Congregants PRAYER Undergird all aspects of L-EPC in Biblical prayer Intercessory Prayer Pre-Worship Service Prayer More to come!

  13. Understanding the NCS WORSHIP WISDOM SOCIAL RENEWAL RELATION- SHIP INFRA-STUCTURE PRAYER

  14. Understanding the NCS Chair: TE (B.O.) Deacon: Worship Arts Deacon SP: Music Director Members: Worship Arts Team Coordinators Worship Arts Plans & executes worship services in accordance with Dynamic Worship Document PRAYER

  15. Understanding the NCS Music Team Support the music ministries of the church. C Music Director Worship Arts Plans & executes worship services in accordance with Dynamic Worship Document PRAYER

  16. Understanding the NCS Sacraments TeamPrepares elements for any sacraments in worship service C Member of Congregation SP TE Worship Arts Plans & executes worship services in accordance with Dynamic Worship Document PRAYER

  17. Understanding the NCS Technology TeamOversee A/V elements of worship services C A/V Staff Member Worship Arts Plans & executes worship services in accordance with Dynamic Worship Document PRAYER

  18. Understanding the NCS Décor Team Coordinates décor for services. C Congregation Member SP Worship Arts TE Worship Arts Plans & executes worship services in accordance with Dynamic Worship Document PRAYER

  19. Understanding the NCS WORSHIP WISDOM SOCIAL RENEWAL RELATION- SHIP INFRA-STUCTURE PRAYER

  20. Understanding the NCS Christian Ed Commission Chair: TE Membership: 2 RE Christian Ed Commission Oversee all educational materials of L-EPC PRAYER

  21. Understanding the NCS Chair: Children’s Min. Deacon REL: Current RE SP: Children’s Director Members: Congregants Children’s Ministry Nurture the spiritual growth of children (families) of L-EPC PRAYER

  22. Understanding the NCS Chair: Youth Min. Deacon REL: Current RE SP: Youth Director Members: Congregants Youth Ministry Nurture the spiritual growth of the youth (families) of L-EPC PRAYER

  23. Understanding the NCS WORSHIP WISDOM SOCIAL RENEWAL RELATION- SHIP INFRA-STUCTURE PRAYER

  24. Understanding the NCS Members: Fellowship C Home & Hospital C Life Group C Welcome C Chair: Congregational Care Deacon REL: Current RE SP: TE Congregational Care Provide connection and care for all in our faith family to deepen relationships. PRAYER

  25. Understanding the NCS Fellowship Team: Coordinate meals for large group gatherings of L-EPC Team C: Congregant SP: Staff member Congregational Care Provide connection and care for all in our faith family to deepen relationships. PRAYER

  26. Understanding the NCS Homebound & Hospital Team: Provide connection and care for those with short & long term needs. Team C: Congregant SP: TE Congregational Care Provide connection and care for all in our faith family to deepen relationships. PRAYER

  27. Understanding the NCS Life Groups Team: Nurture the spiritual growth of adults Team C: Congregant with LG experience SP: TE Congregational Care Provide connection and care for all in our faith family to deepen relationships. PRAYER

  28. Understanding the NCS Welcome Team: Create a friendly, warm and helpful environment for all who worship with us Team C: Congregant SP: Administrator Congregational Care Provide connection and care for all in our faith family to deepen relationships. PRAYER

  29. Understanding the NCS WORSHIP WISDOM SOCIAL RENEWAL RELATION- SHIP INFRA-STUCTURE PRAYER

  30. Understanding the NCS Chair: Mission & Outreach Deacon SP: TE Members: Congregants Mission & Outreach Enact missional care locally and globally through Word and deed ministry in accord with Missions Framework PRAYER

  31. Understanding the NCS WORSHIP WISDOM SOCIAL RENEWAL RELATION- SHIP INFRA-STUCTURE PRAYER

  32. Understanding the NCS Chair: Building & Grounds Deacon SP: Administrator Members: Congregants Building & Grounds Maintain the buildings and grounds used for the ministries of L-EPC PRAYER

  33. Understanding the NCS Chair: Finance Deacon REL: Current RE SP: Administrator Members: Treasurer & Congregants Finance Oversee and execute financial care of L-EPC under the direction of Session PRAYER

  34. Understanding the NCS Chair: Current RE Members: 2 current RE, 1 TE Personnel Oversee the staffing needs of L-EPC PRAYER

  35. QUESTIONS?

  36. Providing Feedback • On Oct. 28, Nov. 4 & Nov. 11, immediately following worship, Elders will be available in the Carleton Room for verbal feedback • Email session@epclongview.org with written feedback through Nov. 11 (Closing feedback Nov. 11 to move forward on Deacon search)