Program Areas


We are looking for people who have the gifts the Presbytery of Charlotte needs to assist it in fulfilling the many parts of its mission. Please review the list of committees and let the COR know which persons – within or outside your congregation – you believe have the talents, abilities, faith, and skills needed to assist a particular committee in its work. Self-Nominations are appropriate and are welcomed!

Brief Description of Presbytery Committees

Committee On Ministry (COM): The COM develops and maintains mechanisms and processes regarding ministers, commissioned ruling elders and certified Christian educators of the presbytery; facilitates relations between the presbytery and its congregations; and settles difficulties in those relationships on behalf of presbytery. 

Committee on Preparation For Ministry (CPM): Encourages persons who have the appropriate gifts and talents to become candidates for the ministry of Word and Sacrament, oversees their education, and examines those who are preparing for ordination. CPM meets on second Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. 

Committee on Representation (COR): Nominates to Presbytery prospective members of Ecclesiastical and Program Committees in accordance with the Book of Order and Presbytery of Charlotte guidelines. Ensures that the committees of Presbytery and other related bodies follow the constitutional guidelines for inclusiveness. 

Council: Council is the coordinating body empowered by and responsible to Presbytery. The Council has the duties and responsibilities given to it by the Book of Order and by the Presbytery. Responsibilities include communication, fiduciary matters, covenants of agreement with institutions, personnel, planning & evaluation, and property issues. Council meets on third Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in January, March, April, June, July, September and November

Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC): Hears and acts upon any ecclesiastical judicial cases at the Presbytery level.

Ministry Resource Committee (MRC): Structured to build relationships and strengthen congregations around the shared vision of the Presbytery. The MRC will offer and develop a range of resources and support (funding, partnership, training, coaching) around the priorities of our shared vision: discipleship, evangelism, pastoral care, mission, worship, community-building, and risking new ministry and mission. New worshiping communities and transformation are foundational to the resourcing work of the MRC. The MRC also supports Ministry Teams throughout the Presbytery. MRC meets on first Thursdays of each month from 12:00 to 1:30 pm. 

Administration Committee: Responsible for the fiduciary areas of property, stewardship, personnel, and finance. This committee is authorized to act on behalf of Presbytery on items necessary to the normal conduct of the Presbytery’s business with Council approval and in accordance with the By-Laws and Standing Rules. The Administration Committee may form task forces to accomplish its work.

3 thoughts on “Program Areas

  • November 2, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    I am a member of First Presbyterian Church in Hamlet and I am interested in the Charlotte Presbytery as a resource for attracting more youth to our church.

  • September 11, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Greetings All,
    I am a member of a church in the Presbytery of New Hope. A friend who formely resided in Charlotte informed me that there was a very good program for mental health counseling available through the Presbytery of Charlotte. She said she made use of it when she resided there some time ago. I have been experiencing some spiritual difficulties as a result of the recent passing of my brother, and I believe I might benefit from some counseling that has a strong religious aspect to it. If such a program still exists, please inform me of how I may possibly be able to take advantage of it from a distance. I can be reached through my e-mail address: . Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide me concerning this issue.


    Mary White
    Lifelong Presbyterian

  • September 11, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Dear Recipients of this Committee: Somehow I misread the program title of this portal. I never expected the note above to be public. I thought it was an opportunity to contact the Presbytery administrators of this site so that I could receive the information I needed. I would appreciate it if someone in authority can remove these two responses from this site. Thank you very much.

    Mary White

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