Committee on Committees Seeks Volunteers

The Committee on Committees is currently considering nominees for Standing Committees for the upcoming church year. These positions are for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2020. Some committees meet only a few times per year, while others meet monthly.

Those eligible to serve on Standing Committees are members who do not already hold membership on a standing committee (or, if presently serving, whose terms will expire in 2019). Because of staggered terms, each standing committee usually has only two or three vacancies in any given year. For this reason it may not be possible to place every volunteer on a committee at the present time.

Distinctive Purpose Committees serve in an ongoing capacity. New members are added during the year on an as needed basis.

Members of the Committee on Committees are: Mike Fuller (chair-elect), Anne Garner, Roy Janse, Chesnee Marshall (chair), Debbie Paden Mobley, Rob Pyett, Cherington Shucker, and Jenna Manning – staff liaison.

Committee descriptions follow. Please consider the types of committees in which you have interest and for which you have special talents or experience. Click the button below to complete the interest form.

Interest Form

STANDING COMMITTEES

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Faith Formation
(Foundation/Roots)

Children’s Ministries
Staff Liaison – Becky Ramsey
This committee shall coordinate with the Minister to Children to establish and carry out nurturing activities for school-age children in a Christian environment. These activities shall provide for the children’s growth in a spiritual, social, experiential and educational setting.

College Ministries
Staff Liaisons – Matt Rollins, Mary Carol Anderson
This committee shall plan, direct and implement church programs, such as college lunches and Bible studies specifically related to college and graduate students under the direction of the Minister of Spiritual Formation and Outreach and the Minister of Youth.

Preschool Ministries
Staff Liaison – Juli Morrow
This committee shall coordinate with the Minister of Preschoolers to establish and implement church programs related to preschoolers.

Spiritual Formation
Staff Liaisons – Matt Rollins, Jennifer Craig
This committee coordinates with the Minister of Spiritual Formation and Outreach in planning and implementation of spiritual formation opportunities for the congregation and community. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Spiritual Enrichment Events
  • Lenten booklet
  • Summer Joint Sunday School
  • Advent Joint Sunday School
  • Support of Sunday School classes and community groups

Youth Ministries
Staff Liaisons – Mary Carol Anderson, Will Raybon, Sarah Carter
This committee shall coordinate with the Youth Ministry staff to plan and implement church programs specifically related to youth.

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Core Operations
(Trunk)

Finance
Staff Liaisons – Jim Dant, Gail House, Stacey Shinas
This committee has joint responsibility with the Administrative Assistant – Financial Services for monitoring financial activities and internal controls of the church. Upon counsel with the senior minister (and staff and appropriate committees, if necessary), the Finance Committee approves and presents the annual Mission and Ministry Plan to the Diaconate and the church for approval.

Personnel
Staff Liaison – Jim Dant
This committee shall coordinate with the Senior Minister to develop and administer personnel policies and guidelines for all church personnel. These policies shall promote a positive employee relations climate that fosters a culture of personal growth and continuous performance improvement. It shall coordinate with appropriate staff personnel and search committees in the filling of staff vacancies.

Property
Staff Liaisons – Jimmy Paul, Frank Smith
This committee shall coordinate with the Director of Facilities in the supervision of facilities and grounds maintenance and repair. The committee shall establish policies for the use of church facilities and vehicles.

Stewardship
Staff Liaisons – Jim Dant, Gail House
This committee shall coordinate with the Senior Minister to develop overall member stewardship in church life and work and to coordinate the planning and implementation of the annual financial stewardship program.

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Mission Partnerships
(Branch)

Ministry Education and Formation
Staff Liaison – Mary Carol Anderson
This committee works with our staff and congregation to facilitate a teaching environment that provides supervised ministry, education and formational experiences for seminary graduates in a two-year Pastoral Residency Program and for college students in a summer Youth Mentoring Team.

Missions and Affiliations
Staff Liaison – Laura Stout
This committee shall monitor the activities and policies of the various organizations with which the church is or may become affiliated and work with the Missions Coordinator to provide leadership, foster communication, promote involvement, and educate church members in local, national, and global ministry. The committee shall have the responsibility for budget submittal and expenditure authorization for all ministry partnership related finances.

Scholarship
Staff Liaisons – Mary Carol Anderson, Will Raybon, Sarah Carter
This committee shall coordinate with the Minister of Youth to establish policies for and promote congregational involvement in scholarship funding. It shall receive and act on all requests for scholarship assistance.

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Fellowship
(Branch)

Recreation
Staff Liaison – Mary Carol Anderson, Will Raybon
This committee shall coordinate with the Minister of Youth and the Assistant Youth Minister to organize and run church-wide activities for recreational and fellowship purposes.

Senior Adults
Staff Liaison – Frank Smith
This committee shall coordinate with the Minister of Neighborhood Partnership and Christian Fellowship to plan and implement special programs and events for senior adults.

 

DISTINCTIVE PURPOSE COMMITTEES

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Core Operations
(Trunk)

Communications
Staff Liaison – Jenna Manning
This committee shall coordinate with the Church Operations Coordinator to study the communication needs of the church, both internal and external, and to plan and implement programs and/or printed and electronic materials to meet these needs.

Garden Friends
Staff Liaison – Johnny Anderson
This committee is under the direction of the Grounds Committee and Property Committee. Its vision is to enhance hospitality and beautification of the FBG entrances and grounds to provide a welcoming and invitational environment.

Grounds
Staff Liaisons – Johnny Anderson, Frank Smith
This committee shall coordinate with the Minister of Neighborhood Partnership & Christian Fellowship and Facilities staff in the oversight of all elements, groups and committees related to the care of the church grounds. Such areas would include the Remembrance Garden,  playgrounds, ball field,  water garden, service road, irrigation, exterior lighting, parking, landscaping and entrance signs. It could have representatives from the Remembrance Garden Committee, Garden Friends, Activities, First Baptist Day School and SAVER Committees.

Technical Operations
Staff Liaisons – Bootie Cothran, Kimberly Coates
This committee shall coordinate with the Media and Technology Director to provide for the operation and maintenance of the sound, telecast, broadcast lighting, and recording equipment and facilities.

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Mission Partnerships
(Branch)

Neighborhood Partnership
Staff Liaisons – Frank Smith, Laura Stout
This committee shall coordinate with the Minister of Neighborhood Partnership and Christian Fellowship and the Missions Coordinator to plan and implement ministry programs to the residents of inner city neighborhoods.

Sustaining And Valuing Earth’s Resources (SAVER)
Staff Liaison – Bootie Cothran
We envision a world that understands and values all of God’s Creation so that it may be sustained for future generations. To bring this into reality, SAVER will lead our church and community in the stewardship of God’s Creation through our efforts in education, sustainable food and landscapes, community outreach, building efficiency, and youth engagement.

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Liturgy
(Branch)

Communion
Staff Liaison – Kimberly Coates
This committee in coordination with the Music and Worship Ministry Assistant shall be responsible for the preparation for the Ordinance of Communion. Other members of the committee clean the silver after each service. When supplies are low, they inform the Music and Worship Ministry Assistant.

Flower Guild
Staff Liaison – Kimberly Coates
This committee in coordination with the Music and Worship Ministry Assistant shall be responsible for the provision and decoration of the Sanctuary and Narthex during the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

Sanctuary Guild
Staff Liaison – Kimberly Coates
This committee in coordination with the Music and Worship Ministry Assistant shall be responsible for keeping the pew pockets in the Sanctuary and Carpenter Chapel filled with the appropriate cards, hymnals and Bibles. When supplies are low, they inform the Music and Worship Ministry Assistant.

Ushers
Staff Liaison – Kimberly Coates
This committee in coordination with the Music and Worship Ministry Assistant shall enlist and train ushers to serve at all regularly and specially scheduled worship services.

Wedding
Staff Liaison – Peggy Paul
This committee shall coordinate with the Administrative Assistant – Office and Personnel Services to help plan and advise on weddings at the church.

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Fellowship
(Branch)

AYMC
Staff Liaisons – Mittie Taylor, Matt Rollins, Mary Carol Anderson
The AYMC mission statement is to strengthen the connection between the congregation of First Baptist Greenville and the Greenville community and also to provide an inexpensive and inviting place to be healthy, to belong and to serve. In furtherance of this mission the AYMC Committee will:

  • consist of members dedicated to its mission
  • provide oversight and accountability in its review of operations
  • assure careful stewardship of the AYMC facility
  • develop policies to promote the mission statement
  • advocate for the safety of all AYMC participants
  • be responsive to the broader church congregation and customer base
  • hold regular meetings and communicate as needed between meetings
  • proactively support the staff assigned to the Activities and Youth Ministry

Receptions
Staff Liaison – Peggy Paul
This committee shall coordinate with the Administrative Assistant – Office and Personnel Services and the church caterers to plan and conduct all church-wide receptions.

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Congregational Care
(Branch)

Greeters
Staff Liaison – Matt Rollins
The purpose of this committee is to welcome worshipers and provide assistance, to members and visitors alike, on Sunday mornings at the exterior doors. The Minister of Spiritual Formation and Outreach is the staff liaison for the committee.

Ministry to Families
Staff Liaison – Kyle Matthews
This committee shall coordinate with the Minister of Pastoral Care to provide care and assistance to the homebound through several sub-committees:

  • Visitation
  • Flowers to Friends
  • Wednesday Night Supper Delivery
  • Medical Appointment Transportation
  • Bereavement 

Special Needs Committee
Staff Liaison – Juli Morrow
This committee evaluates special needs of the church. Examples of this committee’s work include establishing a special needs Sunday school class for preschoolers and children. We also arrange transportation for those who want to attend worship but do not have access to transportation.

ORGANIZATIONS

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FBC Foundation Trustees
Ex-officio:  Jim Dant, Stacey Shinas
The purpose of this organization is to manage a trust to carry out the purposes of First Baptist Church. Contributions shall be used to fund missions, property, leadership development and general ministries as determined by the appropriate designated committees. Trustees serve rotating terms; they are nominated by the Diaconate and elected by the congregation as provided in the trust agreement. The Chair of the Diaconate and Senior Minister shall serve as ex-officio members of the Foundation. The responsibilities of the trustees will be to provide for the management and oversight of the Foundation.

Remembrance Garden/Columbarium
Staff Liaisons – Jenna Manning, Johnny Anderson
The purpose of this organization is to provide oversight of the garden for the permanent interment of cremated remains and the memorialization of others interred or entombed at other locations. The organization is composed of members as determined by the Remembrance Garden Rules and Regulations.

First Baptist Day School
Staff Liaisons – Dewanda Martin, Rosemary New, Kathy Stewart
The committee will act as an advocate for First Baptist Day School (FBDS) as well as review and approve the financial aspects of the school. This committee will have a minimum of seven members and operate on a school year calendar (July 1-June 30). One member will be ex-officio and represent the Parent Council and serve a term of one year. The remaining committee members will be FBG members with an interest in or connection to one or both of these schools and serve a term of three years. The staff liaisons will be the Directors of Education Practices and Director of Operations.