The Administrative Commission oversees many aspects of the life of the Presbytery. Specifically they act as the Trustees of the Presbytery, have responsibility for Accounting and Budgeting and manage the Presbytery staff. The Treasurer of the Presbytery shall serve as an advisory member with voice and without voice.
The Congregational Issues Commission will work with congregations that need assistance in dealing with concerns related to congregational life that are not only conflict situations, but for which outside consultation might be helpful. This commission will work closely with the Leadership Development Ministry to help focus resources on congregational health and vitality.
In accordance with G-3.0307, the Presbytery designates a Commission on Preparation for Ministry (CPM) that shall be composed of twelve members.The Commission shall fulfill the functions related to the process of preparation of ordination as Teaching Elder as set forth in G-2.06 and shall provide for the training and nurture of Ruling Elders who apply to become Commissioned Lay Pastors (CLPs).
The Coordinating Commission (CC) shall set forth the Presbytery’s mission directions, goals, objectives and priorities as it is guided by the Presbytery’s Mission Statement, shall regularly review the Presbytery’s Mission Statement, and, together with all Commissions and Ministries of the Presbytery, shall be responsible for coordinating the work of the Presbytery between its meetings and for ensuring that the decisions made by the Presbytery are carried out
Pastoral Transitions Commission
The Pastoral Transitions Commission will shepherd a congregation from the moment a Pastoral leader decides to leave, is removed from office or retires until a new leader is formally installed. This commission is responsible for working with the Session to determine the best course of action for a congregation searching for new, permanent leadership, including all the various steps of the PNC process including examining and receiving the new teaching elder/CRE, approving any Interim contracts and new terms of call. The Commission will also work on a suggested Installation Commission for the newly called Pastor.
Camp Burnamwood is located on a 500-acre stretch of land nestled between the foothills of Central Appalachia and the Kentucky Bluegrass. Established in 1958, Burnamwood began as a cooperative venture of three Presbyterian groups in Eastern and Central Kentucky.
During the summer, Burnamwood hosts residential summer camps for 1st grade through 12th grade students. Additionally, throughout the year, it hosts youth and adult groups from around the nation in the Burnamwood Appalachian Ministry (BAM). Burnamwood also provides weekend retreats for youth as well as opportunities to rent out the camp. We believe strongly in the value of camping ministry, recognizing it as vital to the faith development of all people – children, youth, and adults.
The COR shall be composed of six members who shall be nominated by the Coordinating Commission & elected by the Presbytery.It is tasked to an intentional purpose: to ensure the church’s commitment to inclusiveness and the principles of unity and diversity (per G-3.0103).