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Participation in the Lord's work is our mission. PLANNING and ORGANIZING those efforts is a calling! Thanks to the committees that help create our Church's opportunities to invite, grow and serve!

Members:
The Christian Education Committee reports directly to the Session.  It consists of two elders, the Director of Youth Programs, the Director of Children’s Programs, a representative from each adult Sunday school class and a parent representative from each of the youth and children’s programs.Minimum and target membership level
  • Minimum membership level is (6): one elder, the Director of Youth Programs, the Director of Children’s Programs, and a representative from most of the adult Sunday school classes.(This assumes members fill multiple roles.)
  • Target membership level is (11): two elders, the Director of Youth Programs, the Director of Children’s Programs, and a representative from each adult Sunday school class, and a parent representative from each of the youth and children’s programs.(This assumes members do not fill multiple roles.)

Targeted skills needed in their membership

  • A willingness to serve.
  • An investment in our children’s and youth program areas.
  • An understanding of the needs of one of the following Christian Education service areas:Nursery, Toddlers, Children’s or Youth Sunday Schools, or Adult Sunday School.
  • A minimum of one parent of a child active in the youth programs.
  • A minimum of one parent of a child active in the children’s programs.
  • Each member active in at least one church activity outside of Sunday worship.

Leadership Roles:

  • Chairman:  Leads the committee, sets the meeting agenda, ensures teh meeting minutes are distributed, and ensures teh elders upoorting the committee are prepared to discuss topics needing to be brought to the Session.
  • Vice Chairman: Leads the committee in the absence of the chairman, prepares to assume committee chairmanship the following year.
  • Secretary:  Prepares minutes of committee meetings

Mission Statement: The Christian Education Committee: glorifies God, invites all into a relationship with Christ, provides opportunities to grow in faith, and serves Christ; by providing support and guidance to the Sunday School Classes, Youth Programs, and Children’s Programs.

Meeting Frequency: The Christian Education Committee meets 10 times a year (monthly except for June and December).

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Sunday School (approval of curriculum for adult classes, approval or curriculum for youth and children’s classes, and budgeting for materials and supplies)
  • Vacation Bible School (approval of curriculum, budgeting for materials and supplies, and assisting in volunteerism (teachers, helpers, food, crafts, parking, …))
  • Youth Groups (Jr High, Sr High, and College (when home)), (Standards of Conduct, Discipline issues), (30-hour Famine, Reach, preparation support, budget, early-registration, funding)
  • Family Ministry Programs (Crossroads advocate, Kid’s Grow advocate, Trunk or Treat, budget materials and supplies)
  • Camps and Conferences (Summer Camp (Grace Bible Camp), registration, budgeting for camperships (per capita and needs based), transportation)
  • Confirmation Classes (Coordination with Bruce for youth and adult (Inquirers) classes)
  • Children’s Music (Alleluia Company and Street Crew, budget and supplies)
  • Children’s Church Programs (Little Kids Street, Kid’s Street)
  • Christian Education Budget (Budget for books, references, youth, children’s)(Budget for 3rd graders’ Bibles and graduating seniors’ Bibles)(Budget for all of the items CE is responsible for)
  • Bible for rising 3rd Graders (Scheduling time in the worship service)
  • Graduating Senior recognition ceremony and Bible presentation (Scheduling time in the worship service)
  • Rally Day (All support, budget, set-up, cooking, serving, clean-up, etc.)
  • Staff the Nursery

SUNDAY SCHOOL STAFF 

SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS

Each Sunday School Teacher has the special responsibility of teaching the children, youth and adult members of our congregation, leading toward a saving knowledge of our Lord and a life of discipleship.  Although standard curricula and   educational materials are provided as a means to this end, the Bible and the teacher's own Christian experience must serve as the basis for imparting this knowledge.

Qualifications

Sunday School teachers must first of all love the Lord Jesus; secondly, love God’s people; and thirdly, desire to pass this love along to others.  The teacher should feel comfortable when speaking before a class, and should be alert to the many needs of that class.  Commitment and dedication are required to prepare each week's lesson.  The Sunday School Teacher's term runs from Rally Day in August, until the following Rally Day the next year, although teachers are encouraged to consider two or three years of service.

Membership:

  • Target 3-5 members
  • Targeted skills needed: software experience and information acquisition skills

Leadership Roles:

  • Chairman - Lead committee and oversee committee actions
  • Vice-Chairman - To back up Chairman
  • Secretary - record & distribute minutes, track assignments, and send reminders to members

Mission Statement: To foster communications within and outside our church, to enable us to better Glorify God, Invite All, Grow in Faith, and Serve our Lord.

Meeting Frequency:

  • Quarterly meetings to outline needs/actions, provide update to Session.
  • Monthly e-meetings to discuss projects, progress, troubleshoot.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Keep Website updated (Bulletins, Sermons, Youth/Children Updates, Monthly Highlights, SS/BS topics, Missions, WOS, MOC, Forms/Registrations, Committee pages, etc.)
  • Make appropriate postings on Church Facebook page
  • Make flyers (ex. Grow In Faith) as needed/requested
  • Web-based staff emails and donation acceptance
  • Generate new Church Photo Directory every 5-10 years
  • Maintain Directory/Military Bulletin Boards

Members: 
Committee shall be made up of:

  • A current serving elder to act as an interface to the Session
  • Other church members willing to serve

Leadership Roles:

  • Chairman: (may also be co-chairmen) - is accountable to the Session for meeting the goals and mission of the Connection Committee.  Will provide leadership and direction to the committee, chair monthly meetings, recruit and motivate the necessary committee members, and report regularly to the Session regarding progress and opportunities.  The chairman will serve for a term of 2 years.
  • Vice-Chairman –will be an active supporter of the chairman in the execution of their duties to prepare them to assume the role of chairman.
  • Secretary – will act to make the chairman and the committee at large more efficient in the execution of their duties.  Will record regular meeting minutes and communicate them to the committee.  The secretary will assist in preparing regular status reports to keep Session informed.

Mission Statement:   To glorify God by welcoming and engaging visitors, offering membership classes and providing opportunities for members to serve.

Meeting Frequency:  Monthly meetings/ third Tuesday at 7pm

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Pray for visitors
  • Welcome visitors
  • Direct visitors
  • Assure adequate signage is in place
  • Serve as hosts for the hospitality table
  • Implement process for visitor follow-up through various communication methods.
  • Manage content of Fellowship Pads/Connection Cards.
  • Assist in membership classes
  • Provide tools to identify and plug into service opportunities to visitors and members (ex: ministry volunteer fair)
  • Create opportunities to develop friendships within the church

Chair - Jane Lutz

Members:

  • Target membership is 6-10 people.
  • Skills needed to serve include a heart for hospitality and organization, time management and communications skills.

Leadership Roles:

  • Chairman – Calls and conducts meetings, provides general leadership; ensures Session liaison has committee updates. Members serve a two-year term and no more than two consecutive terms.
  • Vice-Chairman – Conducts meetings in absence of chairman; succeeds chair to lead committee.
  • Secretary / Communications – Record minutes, send to chair for distribution; communicate with (future) communications committee for publicizing events.

Mission Statement:  The Fellowship Committee glorifies God and serves in the crossroads by developing and implementing an organized program of Christian fellowship for the congregation.

Meeting Frequency: Monthly (4th Sunday at 3 p.m.)

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Homecoming
    • Annual celebration of Siler’s founding, held the 2nd Sunday in October.
    • Covered dish luncheon
    • Fellowship Committee provides main meats (to supplement the covered dishes), set up and clean up.
  • Ice Cream Social
    • Old-fashioned home-made ice cream event encouraging members to bring churns of ice cream to celebrate summer.
    • Fellowship committee advertises, sets up and cleans up.
    • Fellowship committee gets additional toppings, if needed.
  • Lemonade on the Lawn
    • Generally held in late spring (after colleges are out and before local schools are out for the summer)
    • Fellowship activity immediately after the 11 a.m. service allowing members and visitors to enjoy a quick visit with homemade lemonade and cookies before they head home for the afternoon.
    • Fellowship committee purchases lemons and sugar and makes the homemade lemonade the day before the event.
    • Fellowship committee purchases cookies (approximately 2 per attendee)
    • Fellowship committee advertises, sets up, serves and cleans up.
  • Wednesday Night Suppers
    • Weekly dinners during the fall (approximately late September until mid-November) and during winter (approximately mid-January until March) to encourage meals with friends and for meeting new attendees.
    • Fellowship committee responsible for 6 weeks of dinners each time period (6 in fall, 6 in winter) (This includes budget covering the difference between donations for meals and the actual cost of the meals.)
    • Fellowship committee coordinates advertising
    • Fellowship committee coordinates Sunday School classes for set up / clean up
    • Fellowship committee helps with set up / cleanup as needed
  • Doughnuts 1st & 3rd Sundays
    • Held between services, donuts and coffee are just a time for young and old to gather and catch up on the day and week.
    • Food donations to support local missions are collected during Doughnut Sundays.
    • See addendum for the process for ordering doughnuts, picking up doughnuts and providing milk and juice.
  • Coffee & Tea
    • Weekly between services – a time for young and old to gather and catch up on the day and week.
    • Fellowship committee responsible for ensuring there are enough coffee/tea supplies, including coffee, tea, condiments and paper products.
    • Making coffee / clean-up is the responsibility of the Property Deacon of the month
  • Operational Support for kitchen
    • Ordering and tracking supplies needed to support Fellowship Committee activities.

Members:

  • Minimum membership level is (5): one elder, (3) treasurers, and one person from the congregation.

Targeted skills needed in their membership

  • A willingness to serve.
  • Experience in financial control and budgeting
  • Capable of managing figures and cash.
  • An understanding of laws regarding taxes, contributions, payroll, etc.

Leadership Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Chairman – Calls and conducts meetings, provides general leadership; ensures Session liaison has committee updates. Members serve a two-year term and no more than two consecutive terms.
  • Vice-Chairman – Conducts meetings in absence of chairman; succeeds chair to lead committee. This person may serve a dual role as one of the treasurers.

The Receiving Treasurer has the responsibility for:

  • Oversight of the counting, and depositing of all contributions and other receipts promptly.
  • Sending out annual statements to contributors
  • Assisting with the required annual review of the church financial records.
  • Implement and oversee a gift acceptance policy.

The Recording Treasurer has the responsibility for:

  • Posting contributions from summary reports
  • Posting all disbursements
  • Posting adjustments from bank accounts
  • Reconciling checkbook with cash account on general ledger
  • Disbursing reports to boards and committees
  • Completing financial portion of the EPC Annual Statistical Report
  • Assisting with the annual review of the church financial records
  • Serving as a back-up to sign disbursement checks.

The Disbursing Treasurer has responsibility for:

  • Issuing checks upon receipt of proper documents
  • Paying all appropriate bills promptly
  • Keeping proper records on all checks issued
  • Recording deposits in the checkbook
  • Reconciling bank statements
  • Assisting with the annual review of the church financial records
  • Complete and file required tax forms on a timely basis

Other Siler Treasurers - All other organizational treasurers shall keep careful and accurate books. Debits shall be paid promptly so as not to accrue interest or penalties, and checking and savings accounts shall be kept current. Annual reports shall be given to the church treasurer by January 14th, for the prior year.

Mission Statement: To administer the Lord's finances in accordance with Siler’s mission and church policies.

Meeting Frequency: Quarterly at a minimum

Membership:

  • Target membership is 6-10 people.
  • Skills needed to serve include a heart for missions and service.

Leadership Roles:

  • Chairman – Calls and conducts meetings, provides general leadership; ensures Session liaison has committee updates.
  • Vice-Chairman – Conducts meetings in absence of chairman; succeeds chair to lead committee.
  • Secretary / Communications – Record minutes, send to chair for distribution; communicate with (future) communications committee for publicizing events.

Mission Statement:
Siler Presbyterian Church affirms that our mission to glorify God by inviting all into a relationship with Jesus Christ takes place in a global crossroads.  As an Evangelical Presbyterian congregation we embrace our denominational challenge to encourage and support mission efforts in unreached world communities.  And finally, we recognize that our singular motivation for global engagement is an act of obedience to the Lord’s mandate to make disciples of all nations in Matthew 28:16-20.

Meeting Frequency:
Semi-monthly

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Pray regularly and encourage the congregation to pray for the missionaries Siler supports.
  • Develop and promote relationships between Siler and missionaries.
  • Pledge to provide annual support to selected missionaries.
  • Distribute emergency care as deemed appropriate (financial or other).
  • Spearhead efforts to provide financial gifts or care packages to selected missionaries.
  • Reach out to mission agencies to identify missionaries who fulfill Siler’s mission values.
  • Contact our supported mission partners at least annually regarding their current financial and ministry needs.
  • Provide oversight to Siler sponsored mission trips.
  • Pledge to provide support to mission support agencies.
  • Serve as a liaison between missionaries/mission agencies and the Siler congregation through:
    • Updating the global missions display in Fellowship Hall
    • Inviting missionaries to speak in worship, to Sunday Schools, during VBS, etc.
    • Maintaining ongoing email dialogue with missionaries
    • Providing Moments for Missions during Sunday worship

Membership: 

  • Membership is open members of the congregation with a heart for serving God through local missions. Minimum of six members. Maximum of twelve members.
  • Working knowledge of ministries that Siler supports. Ability to communicate with multiple agencies. Regular attendance at committee meetings. Act as liaison with outside agencies and possibly serve them as a volunteer or in a leadership role.

Leadership Roles:

  • Chairman; Responsible for organizing the committee and the meetings logistics. Provide vision base on the church’s mission statement. Prepare budget with membership’s input and approval. Chairman will serve for a two-year term. Elected by the Committee.
  • Vice-Chairman; (Future Chairman) Act as the chairman in the chairman’s absence. Will serve for a minimum of one year before becoming chairman. Elected by the Committee.
  • Secretary; Keeps record of meetings and submits them to Session. Appointed by the Chairman.

Mission Statement:
Lead the congregation in its commitment to reach the world for Christ as we send and support many laborers into the harvest, as we seek to fulfill the Great Commission. Achievement of this will be measured by our ability to 1) reach the community, 2) provide hands-on experience to the members of the congregation including families and youth, and 3) provide board members to local organization when appropriate. The committee will report directly to the Session. Included in the committee are one Session and Pastoral Deacon serving as a liaison.

Meeting Frequency:  Every other month

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Prepare budget to be approved by Session distributing funds to local missions.
  • Review request for new mission’s expenditures
  • Assist any individual or group wishing to participate in an activity with a local mission. Coordinate and facilitate such participation when needed.
  • Provide opportunities for youth members to get involved in local missions by providing a liaison with the youth program.
  • Provide funding in line with the church’s core values in way that assures proper return on investment.

Mission Statement: The Personnel Committee will support Siler staff to encourage professional development/growth, provide fair compensation, and deliver feedback to ensure employee success.

Members: Committee members should have knowledge of human resources and personnel procedures, the ability to maintain confidentiality and have good written and verbal communications. Committee members are selected by current serving members based upon their skills and knowledge. The committee chair calls and facilitates meetings and attends Session meeting to represent the committee.

  • There should be a minimum of 5 committee members and will be adjusted based upon the number of staff.
  • Committee period of service is 4 years.

Leadership Roles:

  • Chairman – Calls and conducts meetings, provides general leadership; ensures Session liaison has committee updates. Members serve a two-year term and no more than two consecutive terms.
  • Vice-Chairman – Conducts meetings in absence of chairman; succeeds chair to lead committee.
  • Secretary - Records and distributes minutes

Meeting Frequency: Meetings are primarily during the annual review process and other times of the year as needed.

Committee Responsibilities

  • Develop job descriptions for all staff (including hourly, salary and other contract employees).
  • Collect information from the congregation, pastor, committees and officers to provide feedback and coaching to staff members.
  • Compile and perform annual reviews for staff members.
  • Maintain historical and current personnel records.
  • Make recommendations to the Session regarding salary actions for staff members.
  • Partner with search committees regarding hiring recommendations. Prepare and present to the Session recommendations regarding salaries for new hires.
  • Analyze insurance needs and options including costs of staff members and keep the Session informed of increases and propose adjustments as needed.
  • Develop and maintain tools to conduct annual reviews and encourage staff professional development
Chair - Dana Sharpe

Members: 

  • Minimum of 4 members with a target of 6.

Targeted skills needed:

  • Networking
  • Phone
  • PC Setup
  • Anti-Virus
  • Software Installation
  • Microsoft Office

Leadership Roles:

  • Chairman – Schedules and conducts meetings, serves as primary point of contact; ensures Session liaison has committee updates.
  • Vice-Chairman – Conducts meetings in absence of chairman; succeeds chair to lead committee.
  • Secretary / Communications – Record minutes, tracks assignments and due dates and distributes reminders to team.

Mission Statement:  Our mission, as the Siler Technology Committee, is to serve our Lord and God by using our given talents to provide stable and usable technology based solutions to the staff and the Siler campus in general.

Meeting Frequency:  Every other month

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Analyze technology needs and make recommendations
  • Locate outside assistance when needed
  • Oversee the work of contractors and companies as necessary
  • Repair, replace, purchase, install technology
  • Oversee maintainance of computers, copiers, networks, phone system and alarm systems.
  • Oversee audio, visual and lighting systems.
  • Provide user education.
  • Support Communications Committee as needed.
  • Support technology related to web site; HTML & script needs, hosting difficulties
  • Consider subscriptions to help desk service.
  • Setup central document storage, setup document synchronization between PC and server, and setup subscription based off-site backup.

Membership:

Target membership is 6-10 people.
Skills and Interests:
Skills for researching issues involved in worship.
Sensitivity to what makes worship effective.
Interest in music and other worship-related arts.
Ability to work with other volunteers and committees

Leadership Roles:

Chairman – Calls and conducts meetings, provides general leadership; ensures Session liaison has committee updates. Members serve a two-year term and no more than two consecutive terms.
Vice-Chairman – Conducts meetings in absence of chairman; succeeds chair to lead committee.
Secretary / Communications – Record minutes, send to chair for distribution; communicate with (future) communications committee for publicizing events.

Mission Statement:

The Worship Committee glorifies God by providing for and facilitating reverent worship which should include the reading of Scripture, sound preaching and hearing of the word, singing of hymns and spiritual songs, proper administration of the sacraments, and prayer with thanksgiving.”

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Committee Responsibilities:

Evaluate the worship experience and research new ideas for worship.
Work closely with the Pastor and Choir Director in providing music for all services.
Assist Pastor in planning for special services.
Provide for Pulpit Supply
Schedule and train Acolytes
Schedule and coordinate Communion / Sacraments
Oversee the flower schedule