Mission & Ministry
Chairperson: Sandy Smith
This Work Group supports the Presbytery’s cooperative mission and ministry groups. Such groups include Covenant Communities, Mission Partnerships, and Task Forces (“mission groups”). Among other responsibilities, the Work Group guides each mission group’s formation, renewal, and funding process. Its recommendations are sent to the Presbytery Council for approval. The Work Group also provides a Presbytery liaison to each mission group to offer assistance in the process of grant applications, renewals, coordination of schedules through the Presbytery Office, promotion of events of the mission group to the Presbytery’s congregations, and other input to guide mission groups toward healthy and effective mission practices. It regularly provides programs for mission education to equip and strengthen the leadership in the Presbytery and its congregations so they may help meet local and global ministry needs.