Responsibilities and Authority
of the Committee on Ministry:
A. Perform all the duties specified in (G 11.0502).
B. Confer regularly with the Committee on Church
Development regarding the groupings and/or yoking of churches and regarding
ministers whose salaries are supplied in part through that division.
Secure approval for all calls requiring salary assistance from Presbytery
from the Committee on Church Development, in accordance with the requirements
of (G 11.0502d).
C. Compile, maintain, and make available to
each pastorless church a list of approved ministers, candidates, and
elders to serve as temporary supply pastors and a list of approved ministers
to serve as stated and interim supply pastors (G-11.0502f).
D. Prepare and publish, or secure and distribute,
a manual for the use of pastor nominating committees of pastorless churches.
E. Be the agent of Presbytery when churches
wish to consult with Presbytery about exemption from the requirement
that both men and women be elected as officers and that elders and deacons
be elected for limited terms of active service (G-l4.0202)
F. With authority given by the Presbytery find
in order calls of other presbyteries issued by churches, to dissolve the
pastoral relationship in cases where the congregation and pastor concur,
to grant permission to labor within or outside the bounds of Presbytery,
and to dismiss ministers to other presbyteries, with the provision that
all such actions be reported to the next stated meeting of the Presbytery (G.110502h)
G. Visit regularly and consult with each minister
of the Presbytery (G-11.0502a).
H. Visit with each session of the Presbytery
at least triennially (G-11.0502c).