Convener: Rev Nigel McCullough
Secretary: The Deputy Clerk of the General Assembly
Management of Union Theological College, which exists to train effective ministers who will lead Christ’s church, forms a central part of this Councils’ work.
This Council has responsibility of looking after all aspects of selection, training and ongoing development of full-time ministers. In addition, it selects, trains and develops auxiliary ministers, accredited preachers and deaconesses who in turn serve in congregations and communities.
Pastoral Care of ministers and manse families falls under the remit of this Council to encourage and support presbyteries in their provision of pastoral care for ministers and their families.
The PCI conciliation service is managed under this Council which exists to help Presbyterians in dispute to find resolution and facilitate difficult conversations as people work through their issues.
|Ministerial Studies and Development Committee
||Convener: Rev Andrew Faulkner
|Union Theological College Management Committee
||Convener: Very Rev Dr Ivan Patterson
|Reception of Ministers and Licentiates Committee
||Convener: Rev Albert Baxter