As followers of Christ we are called to love our neighbors in ways that proclaim the good news of the gospel. Chapel Hill has claimed the call to reach out in many meaningful ways to the members of our congregation and to our community, by organizing our ministry efforts into elder-led groups that we affectionately call ‘Ministry Units.’
Evangelism & Membership
The Evangelism & Membership ministry unit welcomes visitors, integrates new members into the life of the congregation, and coordinates our care for each other during times of celebration.
The ministry unit fulfills its mission in several ways:
- welcoming visitors and providing them with information about our congregation;
- helping new members become more familiar with opportunities to participate in the life of the congregation;
- hosting informal dinners know as ‘Dinner with Friends’ that provide time for intergenerational fellowship;
- reaching out to the homebound, those recovering from illness or injury, or those who have experienced a loss;
- coordinating receptions following major events in the life of the church;
- maintaining a visible Christian presence in our community by supporting community events.
If you are a visitor, or are thinking about visiting with us, and would like more information about Chapel Hill, please contact the church office at 229-3367 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also feel free to contact our minister Rev. Andrew if you have further questions about the church at 229-3367 or email@example.com We would be glad to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have about making Chapel Hill your church home.
Church & Society
The Church & Society ministry unit plans and coordinates the local mission of Chapel Hill, interpreting to the congregation the national and worldwide mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), strengthening the public witness of Chapel Hill to the values of God’s kingdom, and otherwise promoting compassion and care for God’s people. In partial fulfillment of this charge, Church & Society:
- Conduct programs of mission education via Harvesters, Hillcrest Ministries and Project Uplift;
- Assess our community’s needs, with special attention to people who are poor, homeless, victims of prejudice, or otherwise on the margins of society, and we identify local mission opportunities for the church;
- Encourage and facilitate the participation of members in local, state, national and international service efforts;
- Recommend through the budget process local causes the Session might support, and recommend to the Session denominational special offerings;
- Recommend to the Session organizations that might make use of church facilities;
- Promote and encourage ecumenical cooperation;
For more information about Chapel Hill or our Church and Society ministry unit, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 229-3367. We would be happy to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have about the church’s mission work and making Chapel Hill your church home.
The Christian Nurture ministry unit provides for the growth of church members and for their equipment for ministry through programs of study and reflection fostering the life of the mind in service to God. Christian Nurture will work to equip the people of God to participate fully in the church’s service and worship, both personal and corporate. In partial fulfillment of this charge the ministry unit:
- Develops and conducts programs of education for children, youth, adults, and families, including Sunday school, book groups, Bible study, and topical programs;
- Oversees the church school and vacation Bible school program;
- Develops and supervises ministries with youth and children through the Youth Ministry Support Team (YMST);
- Submits to the Session for approval the names of teachers and other educational leaders and curriculum materials to be used in educational programs;
- Works in cooperation with the Worship ministry unit to prepare children and families to participate in worship;
- Encourages participation of children and youth in opportunities to experience fellowship at Heartland Presbyterian Camp and Youth Works mission trips.
For more information about Chapel Hill or our Christian Nurture ministry unit, please email the church office at email@example.com or call us at 229-3367. We would be happy to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have about the church’s educational opportunities and making Chapel Hill your church home.
Interpretation & Stewardship
The Interpretation & Stewardship ministry unit has numerous responsibilities and the congregation is grateful for their dedicated service. In general, this ministry unit is charged with maintaining the infrastructure and tools the church needs to carry out its mission by fostering responsible stewardship, administering church finances, and overseeing personnel and property issues. Specific tasks or areas of responsibility are listed below.
In the area of stewardship and finance, the ministry unit:
- Cultivates the grace of generosity, encouraging all members of the congregation to use their gifts to the glory of God, and providing information regarding opportunities for service;
- Plans and carries out a program to receive pledges and offerings, educates members regarding opportunities for planned giving, and thanks those who give financially or otherwise;
- Through the Treasurer, prepares the annual program budget for Session approval;
- Carries out a program for the receipt, counting, recording, disbursement, and short-term investment of regular and special offerings, and monitors the performance of funds invested with the Presbyterian Foundation or elsewhere;
- Works with the Treasurer to keep accurate records and submit necessary reports;
- Proposes financial policies and strategies for approval by the Session;
- Appoints a Financial Review Committee to perform an annual financial review and audit of all financial records.
For more information about Chapel Hill or our Interpretation & Stewardship ministry unit, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 229-3367. We would be happy to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have about the church’s planning and budgeting, and making Chapel Hill your church home.
Worship & Music
The Worship ministry unit is charged with “the maintenance of divine worship,” (Book of Order F-1.0304) and with nurturing the congregation in both public and private worship, including but not limited to:
- Proposing to the Session the occasions, days, times, and places for worship and for the celebration of the Sacraments;
- Securing persons to preach the Word on those occasions when the pastor is not preaching;
- Organizing and overseeing the ministry of ushers, greeters, liturgists, musicians, singers, servers of Communion, and other leaders of worship;
- Proposing and administering policies for the use of the sanctuary for weddings, ecumenical worship, and other purposes;
- Overseeing the use of special appointments such as flowers, candles, banners, paraments, and other objects of art in the sanctuary and other worship settings;
- Promoting the spiritual nurture of the members through Sabbath worship, spiritual disciplines, and other means of private devotion, with emphasis on the balance between private and public piety.
For more information about Chapel Hill or our Worship ministry unit, please email the church office email@example.com or call us at 229-3367. We would be happy to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have about the church’s worship life and making Chapel Hill your church home.
Building & Grounds
The Buildings & Grounds ministry unit supervises major construction projects, provides renovation, repair, and maintenance of the building, performs grounds maintenance, supervises custodial services and maintains all campus equipment.
For more information about Chapel Hill or our Buildings & Grounds ministry unit, please email the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 229-3367. We would be happy to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have about our campus and making Chapel Hill your church home.