Council

The purpose of the Council is to oversee the mission and ministry of the Presbytery of Hudson River in order to focus, align and coordinate its resources toward the presbytery’s approved ministry goals.

Committee on Representation and Nominations

The purpose of the Committee on Representation and Nominations (CORN) is to nominate persons of deep faith, exceptional abilities and strong commitment to the presbytery and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to the Council, committees, and Permanent Judicial Commission of the Presbytery of Hudson River, striving for the “full expression of the rich diversity of the church’s membership” (Book Of Order, F-1.0403, G-3.0103) within the presbytery.

Committee on Ministry

The purpose of the Committee on Ministry is to oversee all the appropriate requirements of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as related to the pastoral relationships with the presbytery’s congregations and the status of all its members, in such a way that will create and sustain healthy, vital communities of faith and provide strong, transformative leadership for the Presbytery of Hudson River.

Committee on Preparation for Ministry

The purpose of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry is to nurture, guide, and support women and men as they discern/confirm God’s call to ordination as ministers of Word and Sacrament or commissioning as ruling elder, assessing call and skills for ministry and overseeing all the appropriate requirements of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Faith and Order Committee

The purpose of the Faith and Order Committee is to advise the Presbytery of Hudson River on matters concerning theology and polity.

Permanent Judicial Commission

The Permanent Judicial Commission shall adjudicate disciplinary and remedial cases for the Presbytery of Hudson River which may come before it, using the Rules of Discipline (D-5.0000) found in the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Administrative Commissions

When it has been determined by the Committee on Ministry or the Presbytery itself that a situation requires the appointment of an Administrative Commission the Stated Clerk and the General Presbytery shall name the members of the Administrative Commission and invite one of the members to serve as Moderator.  Learn more about Administrative Commissions.

Budget, Finance and Property Committee

The purpose of the Budget, Finance and Property Committee is to manage and oversee the financial and property resources of the Presbytery of Hudson River and provide financial resources for the presbytery’s mission and ministry.  The Disaster Preparedness Team and the Stewardship Team report to the Budget, Finance and Property Committee.

Grants Committee

The purpose of the Grants Committee is to support the mission and ministry of the Presbytery of Hudson River by faithfully ensuring that the grants under its purview support resurrection living, following the guidelines provided by HRP and partnering with those who are seeking effective ways to be the church in a changing world.  Learn more about HRP Grants and the Grants Committee.

Personnel Committee

The purpose of the Personnel Committee is to develop and provide, in collaboration with the General Presbyter/Head of Staff, oversight of personnel policies and procedures that will enable the Presbytery of Hudson River to recruit, retain and motivate its paid staff in a supportive work environment.

Ministry Teams

The purpose of each o our two Ministry Teams (Vibrant Communities of Faith and Strong Transformative Leadership) is to provide, coordinate and/or oversee initiatives, events, connections, resources, projects, programs etc. that help to create, grow, empower and nurture health, vital congregations and strong, transformative leadership respectively, in the Presbytery of Hudson River and for the work of mission in a changing world.  The Vibrant Communities of Faith Team generally focuses on the congregation as a whole and the Leadership Empowerment Team generally focuses on the leaders within the congregations — even though there is much overlap between them.  Learn more about the Ministry Teams.

Partnerships

Hudson River Presbytery encourages and supports the creation of Partnerships by two or more congregations around people’s passion and energy within the life of our presbytery, our congregations and the larger church that furthers the cause of Christ in the world.  Learn more about existing Partnerships.  Learn more about the benefits of and process for creating Partnerships.

Hudson River Presbytery’s ministry is facilitated by its staff, led by its Council and associated committees and commission, and accountable to the presbytery.  Guided by our ministry goals, the presbytery meets four times annually to worship, order its life, shape its collective social witness, equip leaders, and build relationships within and beyond the presbytery.  
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The Presbytery has discerned and is guided by the following ministry goals:

Encourage and support the creation of partnerships [hotlink to partnerships] around people’s passion and energy within the life of our presbytery, our congregations and the larger church that furthers the cause of Christ in the world.

Create, grow, empower and nurture strong, transformative leadership for the purpose of leading resurrection people and healthy, vital communities of faith.

Create, grow, empower and nurture healthy, vital communities of faith for the work of mission in a changing world.