Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Pastor Parish Committee

  Next meeting of the PPRC on Wednesday, November 1  at 6:30PM. 
  
Spotlight on . . . PASTOR-PARISH RELATIONS COMMITTTEE
 
 The PPRC has the primary responsibility of managing the relationship between the clergy and the congregation. “Manage”, here, means to guide, teach, mentor, tend to conflict, and organize celebration of ministry of ordained and lay staff. The PPRC needs to have a clear understanding of the church’s mission and vision and be able to interpret that through the tasks they perform. Other responsibilities include: explaining the nature and function of ministry to the staff and congregation, conferring with the congregation and the pastor about ministry direction, assessing the ministry of the congregation and the pastor, conferring and consulting with the district superintendent, supporting lifelong learning (continuing education) for all staff, and identifying individuals from the congregation whom God seems to be calling for ordained ministry.
 
 The Discipline requires that at least five and not more than nine members be elected for terms of three years each, in three classes. All members of this committee must be members of the church.
 
 
 (Membership in this committee also includes the Lay Member to Annual Conference and the Lay Leader.)