As a congregation of the PCUSA, Concord Presbyterian Church
is governed by an elected Council of Ruling Elders, called The Session; who are
responsible for the mission and governance of the church. The Session, in conjunction
with the Pastor, Board of Deacons, Church Staff and Members, lovingly fulfill
their shared called ministry of discipleship in the South Hills of
Pittsburgh. The gifts of Christian
service are carried out through a group of specialized ministry teams, each of
which is dutifully led by a currently seated Ruling Elder.
Mission and Outreach
Team: This team serves as a source for information
and resource concerning issues of charity, social development and justice. With an evangelism focus, its primary platform
involves care and support for Concord’s Food Pantry & Basket Program and participation
with Camp Crestfield.
Building and Grounds
Teams: This team is responsible for maintaining and
improving the Church building and property of Concord including: cleaning, landscaping,
repairs and general upkeep.
Stewardship: This team works with the church treasurer and
financial secretary to monitor the financial welfare. Personnel
is a sub-committee of this
resourceful team. Once yearly, the team promotes the support of the church and
its missions through a Stewardship Month Campaign which guides on understanding
the spiritual component of generosity, charity, commitment, tithing, and
Congregational Care and
Hospitality: This team leads the social events at the
church. They are an internal outreach,
so to speak, as the love of Christ is expressed through special recognitions, celebrations
and Christian networking.
Worship and Membership:
This team focuses on the adoration of Our Lord and exalting His Name
through praise and worship. The Team,
along with the liturgist, Pastor and organist and other musicians work closely together
to glorify God and inspire His people through leading Sunday worship. As folks are moved by the Spirit to become
formal members of our church family, the Team guides persons and communicants in
their spiritual journey.
Christian Education and
Discipleship: The goal of this Team is to provide
encouraging and thought-provoking opportunities for spiritual formation and development
of all God’s children at Concord.
Nominating Team: The objective of the nominating team is to
lead the charge to prayerfully discern the enlistment of called officers and
committed volunteers for future church boards and projects. The Nomination
Chairperson arranges for new officers to be trained and supported in their line
The Board of
Deacons: The board of Deacons is an ordained
ministry which serves God in many different ways throughout the church. They assist with worship and special services
at Concord, while leading a hands-on mission with our Food Pantry, homebound
friends and various special events.