Council

2024 Meeting Dates: 1/16, 3/12, 4/9, 6/11, 7/16, 9/17, 10/8, and 12/10: 6PM by Zoom; Lead Team Meeting Dates 2024: 1/9, 2/13, 3/5, 4/2, 5/7, 6/4, 7/9, 8/6, 9/10, 10/1, 11/5, 12/3: 11AM Presbytery Office

Purpose

The purpose of Council is to coordinate the Presbytery’s mission and program,

to provide for the regular review of the functional relationship between the Presbytery’s structure and its mission,

and to implement the priorities and purposes of the Presbytery between Presbytery gatherings as necessary.

Its actions will be reported to each Stated Presbytery Gathering through the Stated Clerk, and may be affirmed, rescinded, or amended by the Gathering.

Responsibilities:

  1. Share information across working teams, assuring consistent efforts and collaboration to carry out the mission of the Presbytery.
  2. Develop ongoing strategic direction for mission on behalf of the Presbytery in keeping with its purposes and emerging priorities, including new worshiping communities and funding decisions from the “One Hopeful Fund.”
  3. Affirm the appointment of an investigating committee as recommended by the Presbytery Moderator and the Stated Clerk.
  4. Create an environment that builds healthy relationships, worship, and spiritual nourishment across the entirety of the Presbytery.
  5. Propose a budget to the Presbytery Assembly consistent with its resources, mission, and purpose.
  6. Designate a committee to recommend overtures and concurrences for the Presbytery to send to the General Assembly.
  7. Recommend to Presbytery Assembly the addition or elimination of elected Standing Committees to assure appropriate working teams to accomplish the purposes of the Presbytery.
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