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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


2019 Compensation and Personnel Polices for Pastors

2017 Compensation and Personnel Polices for Pastors


2018 Compensation and Personnel Policies for Educators

2017 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