The Department of Church and Ministry
includes committees with broad responsibilities, such as
Ministerial Standing and Standards
and Church Growth, and those focusing on specific areas such as
The Department of Mission
operates as a body or through special-purpose task forces. It supports, and then works to implement, Conference initiatives such as Open and Affirming and Prison Justice.
It works closely with ecumenical, interfaith, and other non-profit groups on tasks ranging from Camp Agape to the Campaign for a Livable Wage. It encourages local church mission efforts and provides opportunities for sharing through the annual Mission Connection event and Peacemaker Breakfasts.
The Outdoor Ministry
The Department of Stewardship
has responsibility both to seek resources and insure careful use of those that are available. It includes such committees as Finance, Investment, Properties and OCWM.