Convener – Rev Jim Reid


1.         For all ministries (Ministers, Deacons, Readers, Ordained Local Ministers)

–           encourage recruitment

–           supervise and support (as appropriate)

–           organise pastoral care (including Probationers and Licentiates)

–           promote and encourage continuing professional development.

2.         Oversee the training of Presbytery Approved Preachers

–           monitor their performance and deployment

3.         Draft Contracts of Service for Ordained Local Ministers and Readers and keep them under review

–           review terms and conditions of the employment of Church workers.

4.         Nominate and supervise part-time hospital Chaplains.

5.         Organise the annual retreat for Parish Ministers and others chosen to attend

–           the annual Pulpit-Interchange Sunday

6.         Oversee the Study Leave programme organised by the Ministries Council.

7.         Presbytery Planning

–           review the Plan annually.

–           assess levels of ministerial assistance within parishes.

–           review placements of Readers and Ordained Local Ministers annually (in conjunction with the Plan)

–           keep under review opportunities for collaborative ministries between and amongst congregations.