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Ministry Committee
of the
Armenian Evangelical Union of North America


When God Calls!

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
"Whom shall I send and  who will go for Us?"
Then I said,
"Here I am Lord! Send me!"
(Isaiah 6:8)

When the prophet Isaiah heard the voice of the Lord calling him into service, his response was quick and decisive.

The Ministry Committee is committed to helping people who wish to identify, confirm and develop their sense of call within the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America.

If you feel that God might be calling you into service in His ministry, please read the material in this brochure. It is our hope that through the programs provided, many individuals will find the courage to respond as Isaiah did by saying, "Here I am Lord! Send me!"


What is the Role of the Ministry Committee?

anabull1.gif (2407 bytes) The Ministry Committee serves a vital function in the life of the churches which constitute the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America. It is charged to oversee all activities pertaining to developing/supporting pastoral leadership and advising local congregations in regard to church- and/or Union-related matters.

anabull1.gif (2407 bytes) It is important, therefore, that our churches familiarize themselves with the programs and resources available to them through the Ministry Committee. This brochure outlines the key services available to the local congregation.

anabull1.gif (2407 bytes) The Ministry Committee is a standing committee of the AEUNA,  reporting to the board of directors semi-annually.


Programs and Resources

wpe2.jpg (1372 bytes) In-Care Program for Ministry Candidates. This committee recruits ministry candidates, providing guidance and scholarship support for their seminary education as they prepare for full-time ordained ministry, or missions work within the AEUNA.

wpe3.jpg (1606 bytes) Lay Leadership Program. This program seeks to give lay workers within the AEUNA a chance to develop their ministry skills by providing guidance and scholarship support to full- or part-time seminary students recommended by one of our churches.

wpe4.jpg (1522 bytes) Ordination and Installation. The committee evaluates and recommends applicants to the Board of Directors for ordination and provides guidance in the planning of ordination and/or installation services.

wpe5.jpg (1702 bytes) Ministerial Standing. The committee verifies credentials and maintains a file for each minister granted standing and/or privilege of call by the AEUNA and makes recommendations to encourage continuing education.

wpe6.jpg (1157 bytes)Licensure. In the absence of an ordained minister, a church may request that the committee grant licensure to a qualified candidate to serve the church in a pastoral capacity and perform functions normally reserved for ordained ministers. Such a license is granted for a specific ministry and for a limited but renewable term.

wpe7.jpg (1352 bytes) Pastoral Placement. A church seeking to fill a pastoral vacancy may turn to the committee for help with the search process and information regarding available candidates for the position. A pastor with standing may work with the committee to update his/her ministerial profile for distribution to the appropriate pulpit search committees.

wpe8.jpg (2040 bytes) Guidance and Crisis Management. The committee may be called upon, either by direct request from the pastor, or by a vote of the church council, to provide guidance on any issues related to the life and ministry of the church, including crisis management and conflict resolution. The committee is not authorized to become involved in local church issues unless specifically invited in one of those two ways.1

wpe9.jpg (2239 bytes) Pastoral Relations. Retreats and other events will be planned periodically to provide pastors an opportunity to participate in continuing education, to interact, to share ideas, visions and burdens together.

wpeA.jpg (1509 bytes) Statistics. The committee maintains statistics regarding a number of areas related to the life and ministry of our churches, including levels of compensation and benefits being received by pastors within the AEUNA.


 

For more information regarding
any of these programs and resources,
contact your local pastor, or
the AEUNA Office

 

 

 

 

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