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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:
- Church Life
- Church Operations & Personnel
- Communication
- Disciple Making
- Outreach
- Stewardship & Property
- Worship & Music

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.

Subcommittees Reporting to the Church Life Committee
1.   Membership
2.   Recruiting
3.   Nominating
4.   Nurture & Fellowship
5.   Council of Ordained Leaders
 
Click here to read the Church Life Committee Charter.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member of Southminster.
Church Operations & Personnel Committee
Church Operations & Personnel Committee Purpose/Mission
The oversight of all church operations including all church personnel and security for the church buildings and activities.  Monitoring and coordination with the Board of Directors of the Southminster Nursery School and Child Care Center.  

Click here to read the Church Operations & Personnel Committee Charter.
Communication Committee
Communication Committee Purpose/Mission
Communicate and promote Southminster Presbyterian Church ministry and mission within SPC and outside our church community. Facilitate internal communications to encourage greater involvement in church life. Provide transparency of church activities.

Subcommittee Reporting to the Communication Committee
1.   External Communication
 
Click here to read the Communication 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.  

Subcommittees Reporting to the Disciple Making Committee
1.   Christian Education
2.   Tuesday Night Live
3.   Special Needs
4.   Stephen Ministry
 
Click here to read the Disciple Making Committee Charter.

Click here to learn about Christian education opportunities at Southminster.

The Special Needs Committee Purpose
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; help people acknowledge their brokenness and that we all have needs in common; and work with individuals with disabilities to provide opportunities to participate.
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.  

Subcommittees of the Outreach Committee
  1. Mission
  2. Transformational Mission LLC
 
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.
Relational Reporting to the Stewardship and Property Committee
  1. Southminster Endowment, LLC
  2. Windy Ridge Retreat Center, LLC
Click here to read the Stewardship & Property Committee Charter.
Worship Committee
The purpose of the Worship Commission 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.

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.
 
Click here to read more about the Deacon ministry.

Click here to read the 2015 Annual Report of the Deacons
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.

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.

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.

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 October 2016 Session approved a 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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