The Consistory is made up of the following committees:

 

Administration: Maintains accurate records and informs committees of monthly expenses, coordinates fund-raising activities, provides quarterly finance statements to members, develops and maintains efficient systems and methods for the Church Office.

 

Chapel Programming: Is responsible for securing all events and activities that take place in the Dutch Arms Chapel. The chair of programming is the laison between all outside interests and the consistory.

 

Christian Education: Promotes the general educational work of the church in all its phases and for all ages, initiates, encourages, and helps in the youth work of the church, the Sunday Church School, Vacation Bible School, adult education, and any other educational work deemed advisable, encourages and promotes the attendance of young people at summer youth conferences, retreats, as well as any that are of educational merit to other age groups of the church.

 

Development: The Development Committee is responsible for researching and applying for large scale grants and other financial resources available for the purpose of pursuing major capital improvements.

 

Fellowship: Fosters Christian fellowship within the church by recognition of significant personal events such as anniversaries, sympathy cards, etc, initiates social events appropriate to increasing level of fellowship in the church, oversees the coffee hour supplies, makes phone calls periodically to support members of the congregation who have been sick or have had a special need.

 

Membership: New members and how they are welcomed into the church are the focus of Membership. Maintaining a sponsor program and visitor information are areas in which the committee is involved.

 

Missions and Outreach: Meets international needs through contribution to denominational agencies (e.g. Church World Service), supports RCA missionaries, meets specific short-term needs as well as emergency situations, supports local Council of Churches activities including the Food Pantry, supports the local Pregnancy Center.

 

Public Relations: Handles all of the media relations for the church; from the advertising of events to the scheduling of interviews. Reaches out to all media sources such as radio, newspapers, television and print to help give the church visibility in the community.

 

Stewardship: Program fundraising for the day to day operations and life of the church are the primary concerns of Stewardship. The committee is responsible for events that the church undertakes to build both membership and stewardship.

 

Wardens: This committee is responsible for providing clean buildings and maintaining an appropriate appearance of the church. The warden also makes sure that all equipment operates safely and efficiently, forecasts future maintenance and repair of the buildings and grounds, and provides security for the buildings and grounds.

 

Worship: The Worship Committee is responsible for providing a meaningful worship experience for the entire congregation. This includes all aspects of the worship experience; from oversight of the music ministry of the church, to working directly with the pastor on the format of the service, to encouraging lay participation in corporate worship.