Committee on New Church Development

Class

Name

Status/Church

Phone

Email

2024

Co-M

TE Eric Pasanchin

Ankeny

515-964-0264 O

CONTACT EMAIL

2022

Co-M

TE Bill O’Connell

Johnston, St. Paul

515-257-3024

CONTACT EMAIL

2022

RE James Anaal

Des Moines, First Arabic

515-771-0557

CONTACT EMAIL

2023

RE Jan Davison

Des Moines, Westminster

515-277-0444

CONTACT EMAIL

2023

Vacant (RE Female)

 

 

 

2024

  TE Ed Wegele

  Mount Ayr, United Baptist

  360-269-0545

  CONTACT EMAIL

 

  TE Ekram Kachu

  Liaison from Leadership Council

  515-556-8032

  CONTACT EMAIL

 

  RE Amgad Beblawi

  Ex Officio

  502-592-3223

  CONTACT EMAIL

13.5.1. The Committee on New Church Development consists of six members. A majority of the members must be ruling elders and ministers of the Word and Sacraments. The moderator of the committee will be nominated by the Committee on Nominating for a term of one year.

13.5.2. The Committee oversees and supports new church developments, fellowships, new worshiping communities, and other church partnerships by the Presbytery.

13.5.3. The Committee recommends to the Leadership Council the establishment of new church developments. All such recommendations must include a plan for financial support and ministry goals.

13.5.4. The Committee responsibilities include (1) supporting new church development pastors and Steering Committees, (2) guiding them in polity, process, evangelism, and congregational development, (3) helping them meet goals determined by the Presbytery concerning membership, ministry and funding, (4) receiving reports from them quarterly, and (5) evaluating them at least annually and (6) explore and recommend alternative forms of new church development.

13.5.5. The Committee reports annually to the Leadership Council on the status of each new church development with a recommendation concerning the next year of funding.