Ministries & Missions

The working groups which are called committees or boards in many churches are called Ministries at CFC to emphasize that the work we do is a vital part of the ministry of our church. 

Emphasizing the work of an empowered laity (in addition to the work of the clergy) has long been a strength of our congregation. Each of the Ministries is also represented on the Deacons.

Ministries & Missions

Manual of Ministries and Missions


The active ministries are:


Ministry of Christian Education: fostering the nurture and faith journey of all from birth through adulthood


Ministry of Church Life: facilitating our church life including ushering, flowers, banners, special services, and coordinating welcome activities

Ministry of Stewardship: entrusted with the care of our church facilities and finances, from buildings and grounds to budget oversight


Ministry of Mission & Witness: through God’s love, reaching out beyond our own needs to help others in this community, in our country, and around the world


Ministry of Gifts & Leadership: to help members discern their gifts and skills, and to identify people for service on ministries and missions


Some other committees working within the church may be called missions. They are:


Finance Advisory: to develop and oversee the church’s endowment funds


Pastor-Parish Relations: to enhance communication among church members and the pastor, to provide wise counsel


Personnel: conducts evaluations for staff, determines compensation policies, coordinating with Stewardship and the Congregation’s Annual Meeting