It shall be the duty of the Committee on Candidates and Credentials to supervise the taking under care of candidates for the gospel ministry, to assign parts of trial for licensure and ordination, and to conduct the examinations for the same.
Christian Education (CEC)
The Committee on Christian Education shall consist of two ministers and one ruling elder.
Ministers: Lodge, Smith
It shall be the duty of the Committee on Christian Education to promote the work of Christian education within the bounds of Presbytery and to cooperate with the Committee on Christian Education of the General Assembly in its work.
Foreign Missions Committee (CFM)
The Committee on Foreign Missions shall consist of two ministers and one ruling elder.
Ministers: Church, Yonkman
It shall be the duty of this committee to excite interest in foreign missions among the churches of the Presbytery. 1.The Committee shall regularly advise the Presbytery concerning its responsibilities under the Working Agreement between the Presbytery and the denominational Committee on Foreign Missions, and shall serve normally as the Presbytery’s agent in discharging these responsibilities. 2. It shall be the duty of this committee to supervise and encourage the Presbyterial Society of the Presbytery in its foreign missions work.
Fraternal Relations (FRC)
The Committe on Fraternal Relations shall consist of three presbyters.
Elders: Keegan, Stevenson, Williams
The Committee on Fraternal Relations shall be responsible for ecucmenical relations with other ecclesiastical bodies in New Jersey that belong to denominations with which the Orthodox Prebyterian Church has formal fraternal relations.
Home Missions (HMC)
The Committee on Home Missions shall consist of nine presbyters, at least three of whom shall be ministers and at least three of whom shall be ruling elders.
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This committee shall have the oversight and direction of all home mission and church extension work within the bounds of Presbytery, including the Boardwalk Chapel, subject always to the review and approval of Presbytery.
Judicial Matters (CJM)
The Committee on Judicial Matters shall consist of three members, including at least one ruling elder and one minister, divided into three classes.
Class of 2018: Stevenson
Class of 2019: McDaniel
Class of 2017: Keegan
The Committee is to act in advance of a meeting of the Presbytery to receive appeals and complaints, to advise whether appeals and complaints are in order and properly before the Presbytery, to gather, summarize, and/or index the relevant documents and data, and to recommend the whole order of the proceedings, but not the disposition of the appeals or complaints.
Ministerial and Diaconal Needs (CMDN)
The Committe on Ministerial and Diaconal Needs shall consist of two ministers, three ruling elders, and three deacons.
Ministers: Pearce, Slack
Elders: Freeman, Hoogerhyde, Kafka
Deacons: Ferrell, Folkerts, Wagner
The committee shall receive requests for financial needs and emergencies from the sessions or diaconates of established churches or mission works of the Presbytery, or from committees of the Presbytery and to gather information on pastors’ salaries.
The Diaconal Documents page is for the express use of deacons within the Presbytery of New Jersey. Please contactRev. Bill Slack, Committee Chair, for further information.
The Diaconal Committee has submitted Guidelines and procedure for assistance with a pastor's health insurance premiums. You may access this document under the PNJ Documents page.
The Audio Recording Committee shall consist of the Stated Clerk and two additional presbyters.
Stated Clerk: Stevenson
The Stated Clerk or his designee may, at his discretion, record the proceedings of the PNJ for archival purposes upon his written or public announcement of his intentions to do so; provided there is no sustainable objection from the floor.
Visitation and Sessional Records (CVSR)
The Committee on Church Visitation and Sessional Records shall consist of two ministers and one ruling elder.
Minsiters: Allay, Yonkman
It shall be the duty of this committee to arrange for the visitation of every church of Presbytery at least once every five years, for the purpose of mutual counsel and assistance and to conduct an annual examination of sessional minutes of the churches of Presbytery.
Young Peoples (YPC)
The Young Peoples Committee shall consist of two ministers and one elder.
Ministers: Barshinger, Taylor
It shall be the duty of the Young People’s Committee to supervise the youth work of the Presbytery, and to oversee the planning and conducting of the Spring and Fall rallies or other activities deemed advisable.