Mission and Ministry of the Presbytery
The mission and ministry of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley is carried out by men and women who give of their time and talents through the work of several divisions and committees.
Committee on Ministry
The COM will seek to enable the presbytery to minister effectively in relating to its congregations and ministers and in recruiting, nurturing and supporting church professionals.
Committee on Preparation for Ministry
The CPM will seek to enable the presbytery to minister effectively in relating to its congregations and ministers and in recruiting, nurturing, and supporting church professionals.
The Development Division seeks to our equip congregations to answer the particular calling that God has for each of them. We encourage our congregations to regularly and systematically evaluate their mission and ministry so that they can most effectively reach the communities of which they are a part.
The Mission Division is to share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by identifying and responding to human hurts and hopes; interpreting and promoting the mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA), involving and inspiring all people of the Presbytery to share in Christ’s ministry of peace and justice, supporting current local and international mission efforts of the Presbytery, and celebrating and discerning the Holy Spirit’s prompting on behalf of the Division.
The priorities of the Nurture Division are to provide leadership development, encouragement, guidance, and resources to the churches in the presbytery. The Division also provides programmatic opportunities for all ages that may not be provided in a particular congregation.