Our session for 2018 are as follows:
The Reverends Mia Levetan and Nick Setzer
Class of 2019: Quita Russell
Class of 2020: Tom Burns
Class of 2021: John Ward
2018 Ministry Group Assignments
Clerk of Session: Susan Elms
Adult Andrew: Jimmy Salmon, Molly Garrett
Budget & Finance: Charles Florio, Griff Hubbard
Building & Grounds: Mary Gammans, Quin Tillery
Community & Presbyterian: Charlie Everingham, Kyle Scott
Worship & Music: Kathy Loy, Katie Seager
Youth: Alex Zavaleta, Scott Sandvik
The Nominating Committee is seeking individuals who feel called to serve the church as an office or by someone who is recommending a candidate for consideration. To nominate yourself or someone you feel is called to the position, please fill out the nomination form.
Administrative Operations for the Session of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
In its faith, this congregation will seek to capture God’s timeless truths, justice, and righteousness. The foundation stone of that faith is Jesus Christ who alone is Head of the Church, and of this congregation. All that this congregation seeks to do will be in the name of Jesus Christ and is subject to the authority of Jesus Christ and the Word of God.
This congregation affirms the concept of “The Church reformed, always reforming” as a testimony to the durability and stability of faith, and a declaration to the openness to heed God’s call to change and continue to reform.
This congregation gives consent to differences of opinions. We hold that the early historic principles still apply which states that church members “of good character and principles may differ,” and encourages those members “to exercise mutual forbearance toward each other.” In this way we seek to affirm diversity, openness, inclusiveness, and full participation, and claim unity as God’s gift to us.
In its life and work, this congregation will hold fast to the six great ends of the church that give life and expression to its mission:
Proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind
Shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God
Maintenance of divine worship
Preservation of truth
Promotion of social righteousness
Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world
Ministry Groups of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
In an effort to minister to all of our members, each one is a assigned to a Ministry Group. Although not all are active, nor need to be, the session member who is the leader can maintain communication and nurture participants through prayer, phone calls, e-mail or visits. The groups are structured to keep the church vibrant and alive with a continuous focus on the spiritual growth of each person. Below are brief descriptions of each group.
Responsible for plans and coordinates adult education, fellowship, and evangelism. The committee budgets for materials, provides resources, and recruits leadership.
Budget and Finance
Administers the church’s financial policies and procedures in accordance with approved accounting procedures and in compliance with the Book of Order. God calls believers today to be disciplined and generous in giving support to the ministries of the church.
Building and Grounds
Oversees the maintenance and improvement of the church facilities, grounds, vehicles, and equipment necessary to accomplish the mission of the church. B&G ensures we have adequate insurance coverage of same. The committee also contracts with outside companies to maintain the facility, vehicles, equipment and grounds. Recognizing we all have special gifts and ministries, B&G also provides opportunities for members to help on All_Church Workdays and special projects.
Shelters, nurtures, and provides for the spiritual fellowship of the children of God. CMG is responsible for the coordination, planning and carrying out all aspects of our children’s Christian education and fellowship for age’s birth through 5th grade. This group is also responsible for ensuring that the Angel’s Academy is maintained under the direction of the PDO Advisory Board. The CMG will recommend two-year term members to serve on the Advisory Board. The moderator of the advisory board shall be a church member approved by Session. The CMG Moderator shall review minutes and financials reports from each Advisory Board meeting.
Information and Technology
Oversees the maintenance and improvement of the church’s website, computers, sound system, T.V.’s,printers, and any new technology advances or updates as needed. Also responsible for advertising and how St. Andrew is working to spread the good news of Jesus Christ in Longview, Texas and the rest of the world.
Worship and Music
Responsible for the participation and planning of regular and special worship services to maintain Divine Worship and proclaim the Gospel for the salvation of humankind.
Shelters, nurtures and provides for the spiritual fellowship of the children of God. YMG is responsible for the coordination, planning and carrying out all aspects of the Christian education and fellowship for youth 6th-12th grade.