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The mission of the Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse is to equip churches to fulfill Christ’s great commission.
The Leadership Team serves as both the “session” and “trustees” of the Presbytery. It is responsible for the preparation and examination of candidates and commissioned ruling elders; the calling of pastors and the validation of specialized ministries; the provision of Moderators for Sessions; review and proposed action on Overtures; the review of Session Minutes; supervision of the Dean of the Commissioned Ruling Elder program; leadership development efforts within the Presbytery; and oversight of all financial, property, and legal matters before the Presbytery.
The Leadership Team is comprised of fifteen ruling and teaching elders organized in three classes. Two of its members are elected by the Presbytery to serve as its Chair and Vice-Chair. In addition, the current Moderator and Vice-Moderator, plus the Stated Clerk of the Presbytery, serve as ex officio members of the Leadership Team.
The Committee on Ministry seeks to promote healthy congregations and pastoral leadership, and to assist congregations in identifying and pursuing their unique calling to serve Christ in their particular context. The Committee fulfills its functions in accordance with Form of Government G-3,0307.
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The Board of Trustees oversees financial, insurance, and property matters within the Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse, in accordance with Presbytery policy, requirements of the Form of Government of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and the State of New York. It works with congregations to sell, lease, or purchase property, and reviews any occupancy agreements between churches and outside organizations.
The Committee on Preparation for Ministry provides an essential function within the Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse, serving as a discernment committee with persons inquiring into their sense of call into ministry as a Teaching Elder within the PCUSA, and to supervise the preparation and progress of Candidates for ministry.
The Congregational Ministries Committee provides resources to congregations, offers training events for members and leaders of congregations, assists in congregational mission studies, and administers the Congregational Vitality Fund of the Presbytery.
The Overtures and Records Committee reviews the Minutes of each stated and special Presbytery meeting, studies overtures from or to the Synod Assembly or General Assembly of the PCUSA, and provides for the review of Session records.
The Permanent Judicial Commission reviews and acts upon any cases of administrative or judicial process referred to them by the Presbytery.