Category Archives: COM

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Prepare to be a Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE)

The Elder Ministries Committee of the Presbytery is pleased to announce a new program of training for persons interested in preparing to help local congregations as Ruling Elders Commissioned to Pastoral Ministry (CREs). The same program can be taken by any member of the Presbytery for their own personal enrichment. Beginning in September, 2016, Union … Continue reading Prepare to be a Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE)

Introducing New Pastors (Nov)

Introducing New Pastors In  November, the Committee on Ministry has welcomed two new pastors to the Presbytery (pending Presbytery action in March) and has approved the change in call for one Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE) and one Teaching Elder (Minister). West COM has approved the call of the Barbecue Churchto Rev. David Sherrod. David was … Continue reading Introducing New Pastors (Nov)

Separation Policy Suggested Revisions

Background on Policy Revision & Input Request The June 11, 2015, meeting of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina approved a revision of its previous Separation Policy which had become unusable due to recent decisions of the PC(USA) Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) rulings called “Tom” and “McGee.” At the same time, the Presbytery invited members and … Continue reading Separation Policy Suggested Revisions

Safe Church Policies

With the adoption of the amendment to G-3.0101 of the Book of Order, every congregation is now required to have (in addition to or as part of its Sexual Misconduct Policy) a Child Protection Policy. These policies are sometimes referred to as Safe Church Policies. To assist sessions in the creation or adoption of Safe Church … Continue reading Safe Church Policies

Retiree Luncheons

The Board of Pensions in conjunction with the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina is pleased to announce the annual Retiree luncheons in the Presbytery. All retirees under the Board of Pensions and their spouse/caregiver are invited to attend one of these luncheons for fellowship and to hear an update on the Pension plan. Tuesday, June 9 … Continue reading Retiree Luncheons

Be a More Effective Church Leader

Training you need to make a difference for Jesus! The Presbyterian Church–like all churches in North America today– is undergoing massive changes. Tried and true methods of church growth and effective mission are less and less effective in the new cultures all around us. Still the church is blessed with many dedicated leaders who want to … Continue reading Be a More Effective Church Leader

Clerk of Session Training Videos

At the Equipping the Saints event, Elder Jay Bender reviewed the many honors and responsibilities of serving as a Clerk of Session.  He covers how to take good minutes, what records to keep, how to support and assist the pastor and proper order. This video series reflects the 2013/2015 PCUSA Book of Order. You can … Continue reading Clerk of Session Training Videos