Boards and Committees

Boards and Committees

Adult Spirituality

The adult spirituality team works to provide GPC members and visitors with classes that:

  • explore the history and tradition of the Reformed faith
  • study God’s Word and help us learn how to live out our faith
  • encourage the sharing of individual experiences as we grow closer to the living God

Children and Family

The Children and Family ministry works to coordinate and facilitate our Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and young family programs.

Communications

The communications ministry works to share the story of our church – its ministries, programs, opportunities, people, and faith – with our members and the greater community through creative communication techniques and marketing tools.

Deacons

The members of this elected board are charged with ministering to the sick, those who are in need, the friendless, and to anyone who may be in distress.

Fellowship

The fellowship ministry organizes events that provide opportunities for fellowship at GPC:

  • post-worship receptions
  • “Lemonade on the lawn” fellowship after worship services during the summer months
  • Scotch doubles bowling
  • picnics
  • progressive dinners
  • scavenger hunts
  • talent shows

Finance

The finance ministry works with the church’s treasurer, and business manager and session committees to manage the financial affairs of the church.

It is responsible for developing the annual operating budget, producing monthly financial reports, maintaining the church’s financial policies and procedures, reviewing and authorizing major expenditures, overseeing the GPC trust funds (in concert with the designated trustees), and coordinating the annual audit.

Hospitality

The hospitality ministry welcomes visitors to GPC, helps them get familiar with our various programs, and works to integrate new members into the life and work of our church.

Mission and Outreach

The mission and outreach ministry plans and oversees the annual mission budget and provides information for local and national mission opportunities.

Music and Worship

The music and worship committee works to provide an environment that will enhance the worship experiences of our congregation.

Nominating

The nominating committee is responsible for providing qualified candidates for nomination to Session and Deacons.

Personnel and Administration

The personnel and administration committee provides policies, guidance, and support to the staffing and general administration of GPC.

Responsibilities include maintaining job descriptions and personnel policies for the church, conducting regular performance and salary reviews, and working to fill any non-ordained staff vacancies.

Properties

The properties ministry (formerly the Board of Trustees) works to ensure that all church buildings, grounds, and equipment are maintained in good working order.

It also oversees the church’s custodial staff and administers the use of church buildings by community organizations.

Session

This elected board is responsible for overseeing, guiding, and directing the ministries, programs, and mission of the church.

Stewardship

Stewardship is often narrowly defined as fundraising but, at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church, the Stewardship committee is also committed to broadening the lens for understanding stewardship by:

  • casting a vision of stewardship as a way of life
  • raising questions about the best use of resources
  • inspiring and facilitating generosity
  • celebrating ways in which GPC makes a difference!

Youth

The youth ministry team enables and promotes all of our youth programs: Youth Connection, youth Sunday School, and our annual youth mission trips.