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Holston Presbytery Committees

General Mission Board  –  Facilitates presbytery’s work and co-ordinates its mission and programs; observes its total work  ensuring fullest use of all resources; recommends and initiates action when needed. Composed of chairs of all presbytery committees, plus three members-at-large. Meets quarterly, prior to each stated presbytery meeting.

Administration & Budget CommitteeOversees the administration of Presbytery’s financial affairs and operation of the office.  Meets quarterly, prior to each General Mission Board meeting.

Committee on Ministry – Counsels, supports ministers and congregations; responsible for care, nurture of presbytery member ministers and other church professionals. Serves the Presbytery, ministers and congregations as directed in Book of Order in matters relating to ministry in local churches; examines prospective ministers, visits sessions, works with pastor nominating committees, assists pastors in continuing education. Meets monthly, third Thursday, 3:30 PM.

Committee on Preparation for Ministry – Responsible for receiving, overseeing and nurturing those under the care of the presbytery interested in following their personal calls to the ministry as Inquirers and Candidates. Meets quarterly, prior to each General Mission Board meeting.

Committee on Representation – Works with the Nominating Committee to ensure all persons have fair representation within presbytery as directed by Book of Order. Compiles, with presbytery staff, an Annual Report for Synod.  Meets on a called basis.

Discipleship CommitteeEncourages and assists congregations in defining and fulfilling their mission, and provides leadership development. Oversees campus ministry, youth and young adult ministries.  Meets quarterly, prior to each General Mission Board meeting.

Holston Presbytery Camp & Retreat Center Committee - Oversees programs and operation, budget and financial matters of the Center in Banner Elk, NC and works with Director to provide for maintenance of facility, year-round programs, Summer Camp, and supervision of Camp personnel.  Meets monthly.

Mission and Evangelism Committee – Provides support for work of churches through missions as it calls on us to do Christ’s work where we are. Challenges churches involvement in Five-Cents-a-Meal for local and international hunger needs; recommends actions to Presbytery regarding distribution of monies. Implements programs on ecumenical relations, peacemaking, justice, women’s concerns, human services, environment, health care, criminal justice, aging, energy, and other related issues.  Oversees relationships with the Presbytery-related institutions.  Meets quarterly, prior to each General Mission Board meeting.

Trustees – Serves as the Board of Directors of Holston Presbytery, Inc. at the direction of the General Mission Board.  Meets annually in September.