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Ministry Team Leadership Opportunities

The ministry of Faith Presbyterian church is organized according to Commissions consisting of members of the congregation and led by designated Commission Leaders who are accountable to the Session.

Commission Leaders have focused responsibilities. THEY DO NOT DO EVERYTHING THEMSELVES. So, for example, coordinating does not mean doing it all yourself. It means looking ahead, recruiting volunteers, and partnering with others toward the goal.

Volunteer participation is key to the faithfulness of our ministry teams - as opportunities both to serve God and neighbor. 

Please take the Time and Talent inventory, (see the members pages) to help discern the best place for you to volunteer.

For more information, please contact Dr. Tom at pastor@faithchurch.co or at 596-4895.

Faith Ministry Teams & Ways to Get Involved

At Faith, we have 6 Commissions that are dedicated to serving our community and congregation in different areas. All are led by volunteers - those drawn to service through organizing, rallying and delegating to other volunteer members of their Commission.

Worship Commission: plans and provides our worship gatherings. It continuously evaluates our worship to ensure that God’s Word is faithfully proclaimed and fruitfully received. (Bylaws 6.3)

Commission Leader: Helen Olson

Other team members include: Music Director Carol Bisanz, Organist Charlene Noland, Commissioned Lay Pastor Barb Gilliland, and Dr. Tom

Sample WC Leader Activities:

  • Consulting with Pastor on topics, themes, resources for worship
  • Assisting Pastor and Music Director in selection of specific music and liturgical elements
  • Supervising decoration of sanctuary for various occasions
  • Ensuring timely purchase of worship materials (bulletins, candles, devotionals, etc)
  • Supervising coordination of worship volunteers

Additional volunteer opportunities for:

  • Volunteer greeters and ushers who warmly welcome and serve members and visitors alike as we enter and worship together. See Alice Franey.
  • Our youth acolytes as they faithfully bring in the light of Christ each week
  • Volunteer lay leaders and liturgists who assist in the liturgy and order of worship

Education Commission: provides opportunities for the family of Faith Church to grow in their Christian faith through education and experience. This team employs a variety of settings, including large group instruction, and small group gatherings for relationship building, education, service, prayer, and other activities. (Bylaws 6.2)

Commission Leader: Curt Bellew is the Session Liaison.

Other team members include: Linda Madden (Children), Julie Judson, Sarah and Curt Bellew, Sharon DeReus, Mary Mardiguian, Dr. Tom

Sample EC Leader Activities:

  • Previewing Sunday school and small group curricula with team members
  • Coordinating Sunday school and small group ministries, to include recruiting and supporting Sunday school teachers and small group facilitators and coordinating class topics and schedules
  • Planning retreats and partnering with other leaders

Additional volunteer opportunities for:

  • Small group leadership
  • Children's Sunday school
  • Adult Sunday school
  • Children's Worship
  • Youth Group
  • Library

Fellowship Commission: facilitates our community bonds by hosting entertaining and interesting events. (Bylaws 6.5)

Commission Leader: Llana Williams is the Session Liaison

Sample FC Leader Activities:

  • Coordinating coffee time following worship
  • Coordinating potluck gatherings
  • Finding and promoting special mission-aligned events
  • Support volunteers of special event leaders

Additional volunteer opportunities for: 

  • Lead one of the many small groups dedicated to fellowship
  • Craft Fair
  • Annual picnic
  • Thanksgiving dinner
  • Coffee time

Service Commission: provides opportunities for the family of Faith Church to grow in their Christian faith through education and experience. This team employs a variety of settings, including large group instruction, and small group gatherings for relationship building, education, service, prayer, and other activities. (Bylaws 6.4)

Commission Leader: Tanya Karimi is the Session Liaison.

Additional volunteer opportunities for: 

  • Community Hands Workday
  • Community Garden
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network
  • Urban Peak

Caregiving Commission: encourages our spirits and helps us to keep body and soul together through challenging times by maintaining regular contact with congregants, offering special educational and training opportunities, and providing spiritual and physical support in times of need. It includes the Board of Deacons, individually commissioned Deacons with specialized assignments, Commissioned Lay Pastors, Ministers of Word and Sacrament, and anyone gifted with the spirit of compassion and service. (Bylaws 6.1)

Commission Leader: Armen Mardiguian is the Session Liaison.

Other team members: Board of Deacons, Barbara Gilliland, Dr. Tom

Additional volunteer opportunities for: 

  • Become a Deacon
  • Host an event
  • Join our Stephen Ministry

Administrative Commission: ensures that all our Ministry Teams have a safe, functional, beautiful and hospitable place to “do” their ministries (Bylaws 6.6)

Commission Leader: Lloyd Nordhausen, Dan Pocius is the Session liaison.

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