FOUNDATION (Undergirds Ministry)
Christian Education Commission
Chairperson: Teaching Elder
Membership: Two Ruling Elders
This commission exists to oversee the educational materials of our faith family. All adult, children’s, and youth curricula (i.e. life groups, youth Bible studies, mid-week children’s program) must be approved by the commission prior to their use in a church-sanctioned environment. This commission must be formed each year by the Session. It must make a written report to the Session, since as a commission, its decisions are decisions of the Session as a whole (see EPC Book of Order). This distinguishes it from a committee which must report and make recommendations to the Session, but is not commissioned to operate as the Session on the matters to which it is assigned.
Chairperson: Prayer Deacon
Ruling Elder Liaison: Current Ruling Elder
Staff Partner: Teaching Elder
Membership: At Large Members of the Congregation
This committee is charged with undergirding all aspects of Longview EPC in prayer. Not only will this committee receive and consistently pray over prayers requests presented to the church, it will develop and maintain a system in which our faith family receives and consistently prays for the worship, spiritual growth, deep relationships and social renewal ministries of the church. Towards this end it will increase awareness of the value and various aspects of prayer to our congregation. The committee also works in concert with the Congregational Care Committee to care for the ongoing prayer concerns of the congregation and maintains regular communication with the Pastors, the Ruling Elder Liaison, the Congregational Care Deacon, and the Administrator. This committee meets quarterly or as needed.
The Prayer Deacon is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the committee, supporting the ongoing prayer work of the Pastors, facilitating meetings, maintaining prayer concerns document, and coordinating special projects and initiatives. The Ruling Elder Liaison is responsible for supporting the work of the Prayer Deacon, regular involvement with the work and activity of the committee, and reporting to the Session regularly on the work and wellness of the committee.