Gifts Discernment Committee

Mission:

To connect CMC members with areas of the church that need their skills.

Members:

  • Brendon Derstine 2020 (Chair)
  • Linda Gnagey 2021
  • Elaine Stoltzfus 2020
  • Eric Saner 2021
  • Simone Horst 2021
  • Jennifer Davis Sensenig (Pastoral Team liaison)

Resources:

Positions and Term Lengths at CMC

  • Church Council
    • Congregational Chair (2/2 yr term) (2 years as Vice Chair, 2 years as Chair)
    • 5 Commission Chairs (1/2 yr terms) (1 year as unofficial Vice Chair, 1 year as Vice Chair, following congregational vote, 2 years as chair)
    • 1 Young Adult Member at Large (1 yr term)
  • Pastoral Elders (3 yr)
    • 3 Elders with Staggered End Dates
    • 1 Young Adult Appointee (1 yr term, if desired)
  • Gifts Discernment Committee (3 yr term)
    • 1 Chair
    • 3-4 Members at Large
    • 1 Pastoral Representative
  • VA Conference Delegates (3 yr term)
    • 4 Members
    • All Pastoral Representatives
  • Mennonite Church USA Delegates (4 yr term)
    • 4 Members
  • Administration Commission
    • Commission Chair & Vice-Chair (1/2 yr term): 1 year Vice Chair, 2 years Chair
    • Finance Committee (3 yr term)
      • Chair
      • Treasurer
      • 4-6 Members at Large
    • Facilities and Grounds Committee (2 yr term)
      • Facilities: 1 Chair, 3-5 Members at Large
      • Grounds: 1 Chair, Members as Needed
    • Endowment Fund Committee (3 yr term)
    • Archivist (3 yr term)
    • Grants and Compassion committee (3 yr term)
      • 1 Pastoral Rep
      • 1 Chair
      • 3 Members at Large
    • Offering Counters (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair
      • 3 Members at Large
      • 2 Subs
    • Office and Technology (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair
      • 2-3 Members at Large
    • Rental Manager (2 yr term)
    • Memory Garden Trustee (3 yr term): 3 Members
    • Green Congregation Committee (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair
      • 2-4 Members at Large
    • Emergency Response Coordinators (2 yr term): 2 Coordinators
  • Community Life Commission
    • Commission Chair & Vice-Chair (3 yr term): 1 Year Vice Chair, 2 years Chair
    • Adult Christian Ed. Committee (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair
      • 2 Members at Large
      • 1 Pastoral Representative
    • Hospitality Committee (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair
      • 5 Members at Large
      • 1 Substitute
    • Small Group committee (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair
      • 3 Members at Large
      • 1 Pastoral Representative
    • Greeters/Welcomers (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair/Scheduler
      • 11 Members at Large
    • Lending List Coordinator (2 yr term): 1 Representative
    • Retreat coordinators (2 yr term, assist 1st year)
      • 1 Chair
      • 4 Members at Large
      • 1 Pastoral Representative
    • New Attenders (2 yr term)
    • Prayer Companions (3 yr term)
  • Outreach Commission
    • Commission Chair & Vice-Chair (3 yr term): 1 Year Vice Chair, 2 years Chair
    • Standing Committee (3 yr term)
      • 5 Members at Large
      • 1 Pastoral Representative
    • Community Preschool Inc. Board Rep (3 yr term)
    • Patchwork Pantry (3yr term)
    • Highland Retreat contact Person (3 yr term)
    • Mennonite Disaster Service Rep ( 3yr term)
    • Everence Rep (3 yr term)
    • Gift and Thrift Rep (3 yr term)
    • Virginia Relief Sale ( 3yr term)
    • People Helping People (2 yr term)
    • Open Doors (2 yr term): (2 members)
    • Bridge of Hope (board position)
    • New Bridges (Board, term varies according to board term)
    • Faith In Action Representatives (2 year term)
  • Worship Commission
    • Commission Chair & Vice-Chair (3 yr term): 1 Year Vice Chair, 2 years Chair
    • Standing Commission members (2 yr term)
      • 1 Worship Leader Coordinator
      • 1 Music Coordinator
      • 1 Worship Arts Chair
      • 2-3 Members at Large
      • 1 Pastoral Representative
    • Worship Arts Committee (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair who attends Worship Commission Meetings
      • 3-5 Members at Large
    • Ushers Committee (2 yr term)
      • 1 Coordinator
      • 12 Ushers total
      • 2 Subs
    • Sound System Volunteers (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair
      • 5-6 Members at Large
    • Arts Council (2 yr term)
      • 1 Chair
      • 2-4 Additional Members
  • Youth Commission
    • Commission Chair & Vice-Chair (3 yr term) (1 Year Vice Chair, 2 years Chair)
    • Jr. MYF Sponsors (2 yr term): 4 Sponsors
    • Mentor Program Coordinator (2 yr term)
    • MYF Sponsors (2 yr term): 4 Sponsors
    • Care Box coordinator (2 yr term)
    • Sunday School Superintendent (2 yr term)
    • Venture Club Sponsors (2 yr. term): 4 Sponsors
    • Library Committee (2 yr term): 1-3 Members
    • Nursery Committee (2 yr term): 2-4 Members