Ministry Opportunities

Members and friends of First Presbyterian Church are invited and encouraged to be involved in the ministry of the church. One of the ways everyone can take part is by serving with others to carry out the mission and work of the church.
Please feel free to contact any of the Session members if you have questions about any of these ministry opportunities. Remember, everyone is invited to be involved in the mission and work of First Presbyterian Church!

Session

The local church governing body is the Session which is made up of 12 elected representatives of the congregation. These members serve as chairs of the various committees in the life of the church.

Building and Grounds

Responsible for matters relating to the use and care of the church property. Oversee the maintenance and repair of the church building and grounds to keep it clean and safe for maximum use and comfort.

Christian Education

Responsible for matters relating to religious education sponsored in whole or in part by the church. Develop and carry out a comprehensive Christian program for all ages, including children, youth, and adults.

Finance and Stewardship

Responsible for matters relating to the provision of adequate funds to carry out the church programs as developed by the Session and other standing committees.

Fellowship and Membership

Witness in word and deed to the good news and that others are welcome to join the Christian community. Provide ways for persons to know and be known; to care and be cared for; and to learn from one another.

Mission

Interpret the church's mission to the congregation and provide avenues for the congregation to respond. Includes international, national, synod presbytery, and local mission.

Deacons

The office of Deacon as set forth in scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. It is the responsibility of the Deacons to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress.

Worship and Sacraments

Responsible for matters relating to congregational worship services. Make recommendations regarding the times and places for congregation worship to the Session.

Risk Evaluation and Insurance Committee

Advise and assist the Session in its Christian stewardship of church assets. Responsible for making recommendation to the Session for optimum insurance coverage.

Intra-Church Relations

All personnel are under the jurisdiction of the Committee; conducting annual performance reviews, salary, vacation, etc. Responsible for pastoral ministry. Responsible for church communications and newsletters.