Ministry Support Committee (MSC)
The purpose of the Ministry Support Committee is to ensure that proper oversight is given to all ministries
supported by the Synod.
The Ministry Support Committee shall:
Support and promote the renewal, development and redevelopment of racial-ethnic ministries.
Approve on behalf of the Synod any grant requests for Synod funds that meet the fund requirements.
Approve on behalf of the Synod, any General Assembly grants or funding applications from Presbyteries.
Recommend long range goals for the Synod’s role that shall:
Project the establishment of racial ethnic congregations in proportion to the general
(not necessarily Presbyterian) population of the three states.
Review and approve grant application and review annual progress reports on behalf of the Synod.
Support the work of presbyteries’ Committees on Preparation for Ministry.
Administer any Synod-held funds for the financial assistance of theological students from within the bounds of this Synod, who attend seminaries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Supervise all Synod Consultants for Racial Ethnic Ministries.
Promote and support the Association of Smaller Congregations (ASC), which will facilitate mutual support and encouragement for congregations and pastors of smaller congregations, through care, training and leadership.
Promote and support the 1001 Worshipping Communities by working with presbyteries and other groups seeking to embrace this new initiative.
Promote and support the Chaplains Network by providing resources, networking and training opportunities.
Promote and support Worldwide Mission by networking the efforts of new and existing missions worldwide.
Promote and support any other mission adopted by the Synod.