Trinity Presbytery accomplishes its mission and ministry through ministers of the Word and Sacrament, ruling elders and lay persons faithfully serving on the Coordinating Team, teams, committees, commissions, task forces and other agencies, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following.
The Presbytery Coordinating Team (PCT) serves as both the executive and the coordinating body of the Presbytery. It has oversight of the work of Presbytery's Teams and Focus Groups. It is empowered to create such teams, focus groups, committees, commissions, and task forces as necessary to accomplish its work. The creation of new agencies, and any subsequent changes in organizational structure proposed by the PCT, require the approval of the Presbytery. It determines policy and assigns responsibility relating to the work of all agencies of the Presbytery. Within the policies established, all agencies and their committees, commissions, or task forces are expected and authorized to function in ways they deem best to accomplish their assigned work.
The Administrative Enabling Team oversees the administrative, financial, personnel, communications, stewardship, and trustee functions of the Presbytery. It also coordinates relationships between the Presbytery and the institutions supported by it, the councils over which the Presbytery has jurisdiction and all other councils unless otherwise specified in the Manual of Administrative Operations.
The Discipleship Resource Team works to schedule, organize, and encourage the August Stated Meeting of Presbytery as a Networking Presbytery meeting. The August Stated Meeting of Presbytery may consist up to five meetings being held at the same time in accordance with geographic location, size composition, or mission interests. This meeting focuses on best practices or coordinated ministry to enhance the discipleship and ministry of the Presbytery.
The Mission and Evangelism Team has two major areas of focus: (1) Building up Congregations and (2) Combined Mission Participation. It facilitates the delivery of services to new worshiping communities and local congregations to help them become communities of faith, hope, love, witness, and service, so that those who do not know Jesus might come to know, love and serve him, and so that those who do know Jesus might come to love him more intimately and serve him more faithfully. In addition, it seeks to form mission partnerships between our new worshiping communities and member congregations to execute local, national and global mission opportunities, so that our new worshiping communities and congregations are meeting the needs of people across the streets and across the seas.
The Commission on Ministry (COM) provides for the pastoral care and support of church professionals, develops opportunities for fellowship and guidance and colleague groups for clergy, educators, and spouses, and attends to the emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being of church professionals and their families, with particular attention given to persons with special care needs.
The Committee on Preparation for Ministry (CPM) establishes covenant relationships with those who are to be ordained as Ministers of the Word and Sacrament and their sessions and congregations in order to ensure that they receive full preparation for their task under the direction of the Presbytery.
The Nominating Committee (NC) submits to the Presbytery for its approval the names of qualified persons to serve in all elected positions on teams, committees, commissions, agencies, and the Coordinating Team of the Presbytery.
The Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) is the means by which the Presbytery exercises discipline within the context of pastoral care and oversight of church members and teaching elders who are members of the Presbytery. This is accomplished by a session or Permanent Judicial Commission after a due process trial or hearing of complaints against the Presbytery or allegations of offense against individual members.
The Presbyterian Women, having been forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, are committed to nurturing their faith through prayer and Bible study, supporting the mission of the church worldwide, working for justice and peace, and building an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.