Committee on Ministry

The Committee on Ministry examines ministers seeking membership in Presbytery and recommends those who shall continue, gives oversight to churches without pastors, develops standards for ministers’ compensation, establishes interim and temporary pastoral relations.

What is the Committee on Ministry?

Think about the significance of the name of this committee. This is a committee and not a commission. It has less authority and power than a commission. Presbytery, however, may delegate to the committee the authority “to find in order calls issued by churches, to approve and present calls for service of ministers, to approve the examinations of ministers transferring from other presbyteries, to dissolve the pastoral relationship in cases where the congregation and pastor concur, and to dismiss ministers to other presbyteries, with the provision that all such actions be reported to the next stated meeting of the presbytery.” It is still one of the preeminent committees of presbytery, listed in the structures specified in the constitution.  Both traditions that joined to form the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) always regarded this committee as preeminent in presbytery. Each held the commission or committee in high regard not only because of its role in church government but also because of the quality and character of the persons who have been its leaders.

The name is “ministry”, not “the minister” and not “ministerial relations”. The name suggests a broader responsibility than parish ministers and the personnel needs of churches. The Committee on Ministry is that committee in each presbytery charged by the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to “serve as pastor and counselor to the ministers of the presbytery, to facilitate the relations between congregations, ministers, and the presbytery, and to settle difficulties on behalf of presbytery when possible and expedient.

Committee on Ministry 2017

Meeting and Deadline Dates

Committee on Ministry Meeting Date

Material Due Date

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Tuesday, December 19, 2017

If you are submitting materials to COM, please submit them to com@presbynyc.org or by mail to the Presbytery office marked for the attention of Committee on Ministry. Materials received after the deadline are usually deferred until the following meeting.

2017 Minister’s Minimum Compensation

We remind you that these are the minimum compensation figures, and sessions are required to consider if the compensation package is adequate for their location (G-2.0804) the experience and skills of their minister as well as the minister’s tenure with the congregation

The minimum remuneration for pulpit supply is $200. A Moderator’s remuneration is between $200 and $300 per session or congregational meeting. Sessions should consider the experience, skill, and effectiveness of the preacher. If the Moderator preaches or performs other ministerial acts (funerals, weddings, counseling, visitation, etc.), they should be paid above and beyond the fee for moderating

 

½ Time

¾ Time

Full Time

 
Weekly Hours

20.00

26.25

35.00

 
 

 

 

Salary, Housing & Utilities:
Cash Salary

22,337

33,506

44,674

1% over 2016
Housing & Utilities

11,319

16,978

22,637

1% over 2016
Total Cash Salary, Housing & Utilities

$33,656

$50,484

$67,311

Social Security Offset
Social Security (6.20%)

2,087

3,130

4,173

Medicare (1.45%)

488

732

976

Total Social Security Offset

$2,575

$3,862

$5,149

 
BOP Dues:
Medical* (24.5% of Annualized Sal/H&U)

10,780

12,369

16,491

Pension (11%)

3,702

5,553

7,404

Death & Disability 1%

337

505

673

Total BOP Dues

$14,819

$18,427

$24,568

 
Transportation

1,171

1,757

2,342

1% over 2016
Vacation

One Month

One Month

One Month

 

Study Leave (2 weeks plus expenses)

1,000

1,000

1,000

 
Total 2017 Minimum Compensation

$53,221

$75,530

$100,370

 
*Medical includes coverage for dependents. If the pastor has no dependents or declines dependent coverage the Medical percentage is 24.5%