Standing Committees of Presbytery Mission Cabinet

SC-1.00       Executive Committee

1.10     Membership:

The Executive Committee shall consist of:
1. the Chair of the Mission Cabinet
2-4. one representative of each Missional Community (selected by the Mission Cabinet),
5. the General Presbyter/Stated Clerk of Presbytery
6. the Treasurer of the Presbytery

1.11     Mission

The Executive Committee shall have the authority to act in emergency situations within the authority of the Mission Cabinet when such action cannot wait for the next meeting of the full Mission Cabinet. Any such action taken shall be reported to the next meeting of the Presbytery Mission Cabinet.

SC-2.00       Finance and Property Committee

2.10     Membership:

The Chair of the Presbytery Mission Cabinet shall appoint, with the concurrence of the members of the Mission Cabinet, persons with the necessary skills and background to the Finance and Property Committee.

2.11     Mission

The Finance and Property Committee shall exercise proper oversight over the finances and property of the Presbytery including developing an annual budget, arranging for an annual financial audit, and recommending to the Presbytery actions on financial and property issues.

2.12     Financial Responsibilities
  1. to develop a narrative, goal-oriented biennial budget for recommendation to  Presbytery, in cooperation with committees and related groups, and in consultation with the Councils of Synod and General Assembly;
  2. to communicate to each local church a suggested level of benevolence giving for each annual budget as part of the annual stewardship campaign.
  3. to exercise oversight of budgeted expenditures, financial records and procedures;
  4. to review all “special gifts” (other than those defined in paragraph 15.01.c) received and to present them through the Presbytery Mission Cabinet for action at the next meeting of Presbytery;
  5. to review, as requested by the Committee for Church Revitalization and Transformation, applications for loans or grants from non-budgeted church development funds of Presbytery, Synod, or General Assembly, and to advise that Committee concerning the financial aspects of the applications;
  6. to review the report of the annual financial review with Council each year;
  7. to recommend amendments to the budget to the Cabinet for submission to Presbytery for final action;
  8. to solicit input from all Committees, Synod, and General Assembly prior to development of a proposed biennial budget.
  9. to propose budget policies and procedures to the Presbytery Mission Cabinet for
  10. to manage and invest funds according to the Investment Policy of Presbytery.
  11. to keep the Asset Management Manual up to date and recommend changes to the Mission Cabinet and submission to Presbytery for final action;
  12. to keep churches informed about changes in IRS rules and regulations that affect tax reporting.
2.13     Property Responsibilities
  1. to oversee the care, maintenance, and replacement of real property, equipment, and vehicles owned by Presbytery, except as this responsibility is assigned to a Program Committee or Operational Committee;
  2. to review and recommend insurance coverage on Presbytery properties;
  3. to conduct annual physical inspection of Presbytery’s real properties, furnishings and vehicles, reporting to the Presbytery Mission Cabinet.
  4. to maintain an up to date inventory on all real property; furnishings, equipment and vehicles, reporting to the Presbytery Mission Cabinet;
  5. to consider and make recommendations to the Presbytery Mission Cabinet regarding requests received from churches for permission to sell, mortgage or otherwise encumber their real property or lease their property, in accordance with G-4.0206.
  6. to consider the details of any construction project on Presbytery property beyond routine maintenance, for adequacy of plans, time lines, contractors, etc.

 SC-3.00       Personnel Committee

3.10     Membership:

The Chair of the Presbytery Mission Cabinet shall appoint, with the concurrence of the members of the Mission Cabinet, persons with the necessary skills and background to the Personnel Committee.

3.11     Mission

The Personnel Committee shall exercise proper oversight over the staff of the Presbytery including evaluating the work of the General Presbyter/Stated Clerk, assuring that evaluation of other staff members is carried out annually, maintaining the Personnel Policies of the Presbytery, and providing resource and support to the General Presbytery as needed in dealing with personnel issues.

3.12     Responsibilities

  1. to review and recommend personnel policies
  2. to review the General Presbyter’s conduct of the annual evaluation of all staff;
  3. to review and recommend salaries for Administrative Staff.
  4. to work with the GP/SC in development of an evaluation form and position descriptions.
  5. to evaluate the GP/SC with input from Presbytery committee chairs, and report to the Mission Cabinet in executive session.