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SPC Organizational Structure
The Session is responsible for setting policy for the church and for overseeing operations of the church. Session elders are elected by the congregation.
Session is made up of the following Committees:
- Worship & Music
- Outreach
- Church Life
- Disciple Making
- Church Operations, Communications & Personnel
- Nominating
- Stewardship & Property

The SPC Organization also consists of the Board of Deacons and the Legal Structure.

Read more about each Committee below.

Click here to view the 2017-2018 SPC Organizational Chart.
Church Life Committee
Church Life Committee Purpose/Mission
Encourage and assist everyone to discover, use and develop their God given gifts and strengths for Christ’s work through Southminster Presbyterian Church.  Foster involvement of everyone in church life, organizations and actions and cultivate a feeling of church family. Remove obstructions to participation and involvement.  Develop lay leaders.

Bonnie Bagay - 2017-2018 Chair
Tara Thompson - Staff

Subcommittees Reporting to the Church Life Committee
1.   Membership
2.   Nurture & Fellowship
 
Click here to read the Church Life Committee Charter.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member of Southminster.
Church Operations, Communications & Personnel Committee
Church Operations, Communications & Personnel Committee Purpose/Mission
The oversight of all church operations including all church personnel and security for the church buildings and activities. 

Richard Heyse - 2017-2018 Chair
Dan Merry - Staff

Subcommittees of the Church Operations, Communications & Personnel Committee
1. Columbarium
2. Communications

Click here to read the Church Operations & Personnel Committee Charter.
Disciple Making Committee
Disciple Making Committee Purpose/Mission
Encourage and equip all members of the Southminster faith community to deepen their faith in Christ, to grow in Him and to bring others to Christ.   Recognizing that everyone is in a different stage of spiritual development, provide opportunities to study Scripture, to further members’ understanding relative to issues of Christian faith and life, and tend to members’ spiritual needs through a ministry of compassion.  

Keira Hightower - 2017-2018 Chair
Tamara Grant, Karl Hudson - Staff

Subcommittees Reporting to the Disciple Making Committee
1.   Christian Education
2.   Safe Church
3.   Special Needs
4.   SPC Child Care Center, Alice Adams, Director
5.   SPC Nursery School, Michele Brado, Director
 
Click here to read the Disciple Making Committee Charter.

Click here to learn about Christian education opportunities at Southminster.

Safe Church Committee
The Safe Church Committee is a sub-committee of the Disciple Making Committee under Session.  The role of the Safe Church Committee is to support Southminster as a nurturing shelter and a safe spiritual, emotional, and physical fellowship for children and youth.  This committee works proactively to ensure that our Safe Church Policy is adhered to by all staff, volunteers and members of the congregation. 

The current members of the Safe Church Committee are:​
  • Jeff Bragdon
  • Jen Laman
  • Katelyn Lamm
  • Cecile Usner
  • Sue Wilcher
  • Jared Robinson – Session Liaison
Special Needs Committee
The purpose of the Special Needs Committee is to: advocate and create opportunities for unity, inclusion, and education for people of all ages with disabilities; develop a holistic approach for full personhood; meet the needs of the entire congregation and share what we have with the wider church community; and work with individuals with disabilities to provide opportunities to participate.

Please contact a member of the Special Needs Committee if you are in need of assistance.
Committee members:
  • Robie Bruesewitz
  • Kelly Hough
  • Heather Merry
  • Jessica Robinson
  • Cathy Scott
Outreach Committee
Outreach Committee Purpose/Mission
To make Southminster aware of the constantly changing social needs of God’s world, and the call to spread the word of God and invite others into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Use this awareness to motivate and facilitate active participation in mission opportunities by Southminster members.  

Lydia Balogh - 2017-2018 Chair
Tara Thompson - Staff

Subcommittee of the Outreach Committee
1. Mission Scholarship

Click here to read the Outreach Committee Charter.

Click here to learn more about mission opportunities at Southminster.
Stewardship & Property Committee
Stewardship & Property Committee Purpose/Mission
To make sure that all buildings and grounds of SPC are maintained in such a manner that the ministry and mission of SPC will be advanced.
To educate the SPC “family” to the joys/responsibilities of Christian Stewardship and to make sure that all monies received are accurately accounted for and distributed according to the ministry and mission goals of SPC.  To ensure that committees and members of the congregation are kept informed about the finances of SPC.

Patrick Reisinger - 2017-2018 Chair
Dan Merry - Staff

Click here to read the Stewardship & Property Committee Charter.
Worship & Music Committee
The purpose of the Worship Committee is to provide high quality unique Celebrations of Worship that stimulate the desire of the congregation to communicate with God through Jesus Christ, to facilitate that communication, and to encourage those without church affiliation to make a commitment to Jesus Christ.

Betsy Teti - 2017-2018 Chair
Rich Pinkerton, Dan Merry - Staff

Click here to read the Worship Committee Charter.

Click here to learn more about worship at Southminster.
Deacons
Deacons Mission as set forth in the Book of Order
The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.

Carol Bengston, Steve Jones - 2017-2018 Co-Chairs
Tara Thompson - Staff
 
Subcommittee:
1. Stephen Ministry

Click here to read more about the Deacon ministry.
Endowment Committee LLC
The Endowment Fund was established to provide support for the activities of the church through the gifts, donations and bequests of its members. The investments of the fund will be made for the exclusive benefit of the Church, its members and entities which the Endowment Fund Committee consider to be worthy of support.

Jonathan Parks - 2017-2018 Chair
Dan Merry - Staff

Click here to read more about the Endowment Committee.
Transformational Mission Committee LLC
Transformational Mission Committee LLC (TMC) Purpose/Mission
To serve Jesus Christ by supporting and carrying out Christian philanthropy, including directing and managing the income the Transformational Mission Fund, LLC receives from the natural gas and oil lease on the Windy Ridge Retreat Center property, with the goal of facilitating mission and making decisions that will have a transformative effect on the religious, social and/or humanitarian needs of the recipients.  All action by the Transformational Mission Fund, LLC shall be pursuant to and consistent with the provisions of the Operating Agreement of the Transformational Mission Fund, LLC under the direction of the Southminster Presbyterian Church acting through the Southminster Session.

Chuck Stout - 2017-2018 Chair
Tara Thompson - Staff

Click here to read the TMC Charter.
Windy Ridge Retreat Center LLC
Purpose/Mission of the Windy Ridge Retreat Center LLC
The purpose of the Windy Ridge Committee is to promote and foster the camping ministry of the Windy Ridge Retreat Center and to maintain this facility in God's beautiful outdoors.

Greg Hough - 2017-2018 Chair
Dan Merry, Karl Hudson - Staff

Click here to read more about the Windy Ridge Retreat Center LLC.

Click here to learn more about Windy Ridge.
SPC Bylaws
Southminster Bylaws - September 2011

Southminster Corporation Bylaws - September 2011

Session Minutes

Safe Church Policy
In September 2017 Session approved a revised SAFE CHURCH POLICY for Southminster Presbyterian Church.

CLICK HERE to read or print the Safe Church Policy.

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Part One
The Book of Confessions

Part Two
The Book of Order 2015-2017

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