Committee on Ministry Documents

Committee on Ministry Documents

The Committee on Ministry – (COM) supports National Capital Presbytery’s (NCP) responsibilities for the care, oversight, and accountability for teaching elders and educators. These include examining, receiving, and dismissing minister members; offering encouragement and support to teaching elders and educators; seeking healthy relationships between teaching elders and congregations; and helping congregations secure appropriate pastoral leadership and educators in times of transition.

The work is carried out by five teams of teaching and ruling elders – Care, Congregational Transitions, Examinations, Ministry Relations, and Specialized – and with the oversight of the COM Coordinating Committee. COM’s authority is based in the Book of Order, G-3.0306 and G-3.0307 [Book of Order references here].

For information on the work of each team, its leadership, and the members of the Committee on Ministry, please click here.

Care for Pastors and Educators


2018-2019 Compensation and Personnel Polices for Pastors


2018 Compensation and Personnel Policies for Educators

Procedure documents for Educators:
Conducting a Dual Search
On Calling a Christian Educator in NCP
When an Educator is Departing

Interim Ministry

Procedure documents for Interim Ministry:
Selecting an Interim Pastor-Associate Pastor

Membership in NCP

Procedure Documents for Membership in NCP:
Calling a Designated Pastor as Pastor

Ministry Relations and Evaluation

Pastor Nominating Committees

Procedure documents for Pastor Nominating Committees:
Calling a Pastor or Associate Pastor
Establishing a New Associate Pastor position
Securing Pastoral Leadership for Immigrant Worshipping Communities
Admitting Ministers from Other Denominations


Stated Supply

Procedure documents for Stated Supply:
Selecting a Stated Supply Pastor

When Pastoral Relationships End

Procedure documents for When Pastoral Relationships End:
When a Pastor Leaves