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The Committee on Ministry Model
Following is a brief outline of the Committee On Ministry (COM) model that was invented in the early nineteen eighties and was honed as a working model over an almost ten year period in a mid-sized congregation. This refinement brought it into being as an effective agent for keeping mission and ministry at the cutting edge of congregational life. At the beginning of this refinement the old Ministerial Relations Committee was deleted from congregational life as an unnecessary and often counterproductive agent of effective ministry. (For more about how this model is implemented in congregations, see the Committee on Ministry section under Governance.)
- Why a Committee On Ministry?
- What Are the COM’s Functions?
- Who Should Be On the COM
- Critical Issues the COM Faces
- The Big Picture Is the Wisest Picture
Download this outline of the Committee on Ministry Model (PDF, 22 pages).
By Rev. Robert T. Latham
lathamrt [at] comcast [dot] net