Presbyterian Men & Presbyterian Men/Volunteers in Ministry in Pittsburgh Presbytery
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NATIONAL: Presbyterian Men (PM)of the PC(USA)
Presbyterian Men is the official organization of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and boasts a mailing list of over 9,000 members throughout the denomination with chapters on the local, regional, and national levels. PM PC(USA) is a lay-led organization that meets annually at their national gathering.
REGIONAL: Presbyterian Men in the Synod of the Trinity
The focus of the organization on this level is evangelizing men throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and parts of Ohio within 16 regional presbyteries. PMn in the Synod of the Trinity meet in April and October in Bedford, PA.LOCAL: Presbyterian Men/Volunteers in Ministry (PM/VIM) of Pittsburgh Presbytery
PM/VIM are volunteers engaged congregationally with building care to witness and make the Kingdom of God more visible within the member congregations of Pittsburgh Presbytery.RESOURCES
PM/VIM focuses on two ministry areas:
- Organizing and using volunteers to assist congregations with their needs regarding the church building and property. Host/Client Church PM/VIM Agreement is designed to expand and clarify ways in which PMMN/VIM can assist your church officers in their stewardship of vitally important building care needs. PMMN/VIM volunteers welcome the opportunity to be of service and invites suggestions you may have to supplement the agreement as we partner in this important work on behalf of the Kingdom!
- Encouraging Presbyterian Men volunteers to use their acquired skills, experiences, and professional development to the glory of God.
You are invited to participate in a presbytery-wide effort to assist other Presbyterian congregations which are undergoing various phases of transformation and/or transition. PM/VIM seek to match volunteer opportunities with your talents and abilities. Click here to view or download a brochure.
BUILDING CARE IS THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF PRESBYTERIAN MEN/VOLUNTEERS IN MINISTRY WITHIN PITTSBURGH PRESBYTERYRecommend skilled volunteers and resources such as lay organizations, consultants, and contractors. Any subsequent relationships between the church and these parties will be negotiated and approved by the church and those parties as stated in the Service Provider & Contractor Agreement. Prior to assignment of PM/VIM volunteers, the participating church will be asked to provide proof of personal liability insurance.PM/VIM will NOT:Exercise oversight or any form of control over planning, project management, scheduling, or financial support. Local sessions remain fully in control over their church building and mission.For more information about PM/VIM, email the Rev. Henk Bossers.
We suggest a closer look at our help list below. This list is not comprehensive but will give you a place to start. To further explore your specific building or property needs, please contact Eric Harrison, Project Coordinator of PM/VIM, at 412-221-6797.
How to do a Church Building Renovation
How to Organize Building Care
How to Solicit Construction Bids
Essential List of Contract Documents & Forms
Property Committee Guidelines
ELDERS, DO THIS NOW!
- Introduce the following motion at your next Session Meeting of your congregation:
“Resolved that __________ (name of local church) Presbyterian Church endorses the intent of the overtures of the Presbyterian Men and request that Pittsburgh Presbytery approve the overtures for consideration by the General Assembly.”
- Receive session approval
- Forward the motion of the session to your presbytery
- Present the six overtures for action at your presbytery for adoption
- Overview Letter: A Leaky Roof Is Never One Thing; It Is Always Many Things
- Overture 1.6: Sanctuary Maintenance & Vision
- Overture 2.6: Presbytery Re-Organization
- Overture 3.6: Call for a New Confession of Faith
- Overture 4.6: Focusing General Assembly Resources
- Overture 5.6: Educational Change
- Overture 6.6: Empowering Younger Generations
- Background Study: From Buildings to Baptism
- Session Ask