Trinity Presbytery

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Board of Missions

From the "Standing Rules of Trinity Presbytery"


B. Board of Missions: The Board of Missions shall consist of nine members, with the presidents of the two regions of Women’s Ministry (Trinity South and Trinity North) as ex officio members.


The Board of Missions has the responsibility to do the following:


  1. Make recommendations concerning the establishment and dissolution of pastoral relationships so that no ordained minister or probationer shall take charge of a congregation within the bounds of Trinity Presbytery until the Board of Missions has approved the relationship; authority resides with the board to approve the relationship where no questions are raised; otherwise, presbytery shall be called into session prior to the ordained minister or probationer moving to the field.                                                                                                                     
  2. Develop and execute a long-range strategy for planting new churches;                                                              
  3. Redevelop established churches that have become weak;                                                                                   
  4. Develop programs of evangelism and church growth;                                                                                          
  5. Establish multiple church parishes where appropriate;                                                                                                  
  6. Appoint moderators for congregations not being served by ordained ministers of Trinity Presbytery, in order that such congregations may receive the administration of the sacraments, and such other guidance as might be needed;                                                                                                                                                                             
  7. The Chair of the Board of Missions should also serve on the Presbytery Insurance Committee.                                                                                                           
  8. Assist pastoral search committees;                                                                                                                      
  9. Aid congregations that are experiencing disharmony, or other serious difficulties, by responding to congregational requests for assistance or, when that is not forthcoming, initiating the intervention in coordination and cooperation with the Permanent Task Force on Ordained Clergy;                                                               
  10. Publicize and promote the mission programs of the General Assembly’s Board of Missions and the mission committee in local congregations, providing those congregations with information concerning missions materials and other resources;                                                                                                                  
  11. Serve as a channel of communication between the General Assembly’s Board of Missions and the mission committee in local congregations, providing those congregations with information concerning missions materials and other resources;                                                                                                                                  
  12. Sponsor seminars, mission fairs and workshops for individual congregations, a cluster of congregations, or the entire presbytery;                                                                                                                                                                                              
  13. Advise local churches concerning the organization of volunteer work groups for mission projects;