Purpose and Responsibilities: The elders are the group of men who are charged with the spiritual and organizational oversight of the church. All aspects of church organization and operation fall under the guidance and oversight of the elders. Each elder, including the pastor, has an equal voice in all matters that come before the Session. The pastor acts as the moderator of the committee, having no vote except in the case of a tie.
Frequency/Time of Meetings: The second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM Meetings are open for attendance by any member (excepting ‘Executive Sessions’, i.e. matters of a private or sensitive nature.)
Contact Person: Wayne Dyson, Clerk of Session
Method of Participation: Prospective elders are nominated on a yearly basis, participate in training classes, and then come before the Session for examination. If approved, their names are placed before the congregation for majority vote. While elders are ordained to their office for life, they must be re-approved for active service on the Session once every three years by the congregation.
Purpose and Responsibilities: The office of Deacon is a biblical one which was created by the apostles themselves. Deacons assist the elders in the worldly aspects of the church’s ministry so that the elders can truly devote their time to the activities involved with the ministry of the Word.
The office of Deacon is one of service. Their two major areas of service are Mercy Ministries and the Church Physical Plant. Visitation of the sick and shut-in, assistance to the needs of members and friends of the church, sending of fruit baskets and flowers to the sick, provision of food and other necessities to the needy and the like fall under the mercy ministries. Maintenance of the church grounds, repairs to the building, major purchases of equipment and materials, and all other such physical needs fall under the care of the physical plant.
Frequency/Time of Meetings: The second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Contact Person: John Quinn, Chairman
Method of Participation: Like elders, prospective deacons are nominated on a yearly basis, participate in training classes, and then come before the Session for examination. If approved, their names are placed before the congregation for majority vote. Deacons are also ordained to their office for life, and must be re-approved for active service once every three years by the congregation.
Current Membership: John Quinn (Chairman), John Sankus, Jr. (Secretary), Rob Brown, Steve Grillo, Josh Rivera