Commission on Ministry

In keeping with the Book of Order, the commission shall:

  1. Promote the spiritual and temporal welfare of the ministries and churches of the Presbytery as enumerated in the Book of Order (G-3.0307).
  2. Visit with each session of the presbytery regularly and as requested, discussing with them the mission and ministry of the particular church and encouraging the full participation of each session and congregation in the life and work of presbytery and of the larger church.
  3. Supervise all churches with a vacant pulpit.
  4. Function as the presbytery's committee on credentials, both as to teaching elders coming into the presbytery from other jurisdictions and as to the teaching elders seeking permission to labor within or without the bounds of the presbytery. A teaching elder of this presbytery desiring to labor within the bounds of this presbytery, but independently, or with an organization not under the jurisdiction of this presbytery, shall be required to have permission, being the same as though the request were to labor without the bounds of the presbytery. All such teaching elders shall report annually to the presbytery through this committee. Permission shall not be granted to a teaching eldeer of another presbytery to labor within the bounds of this presbytery unless the work, which the teaching elder comes to undertake, has first been approved by this presbytery, after which the teaching elder must secure permission of the other presbytery so to labor in keeping with the law and deliverances of the General Assembly.
Boundary Training Opportunities


Boundary Awareness Training for 2020.

Due to these times when when are not currently allowed to gather in person, COM has approved an online option to complete Boundary Awareness Training.

We are glad to allow courses by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership to help you meet this requirement for BAT every 5 years.  The Lewis Center is an ecumenical, non-profit organization, housed at Wesley Seminary in Washington, DC. Many Presbyterians have partnered with them.  Please expect the course to take between 5 and 6 hours, as this meets our in-person course hourly standard as well.   In your registration, just choose to register as an individual, and please make sure your certificate of completion is sent to our Stated Clerk, TJ Demarco (copied on this email).
Here are the links on the Online Training we approved:

https://www.lewisonlinelearning.org/CourseInfo/10000 (advanced training)

If you have questions, please reach out to COM Member Skye Murray at