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First Baptist Church of Abbeville

307 North Main St

Abbeville, SC 29620

Phone: 864 366-2597

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 First Baptist Church Abbeville

Committee Descriptions

 

Audio Visual

 

Length of Commitment: Non-rotating
Description: Operate, maintain and continually update all of the audio and visual equipment that is essential to our
              church and its congregation.

 

Auditing

Length of Commitment: 1 year
Description:
Performs an annual audit of all financial records of the church, and makes an audit report to the church.
 

Benevolence/Crisis Care

 

Length of Commitment: 2 years
Description: Represents the church, or brings to the attention of the church, the emergency needs of individuals in
              the community or church membership, and gives appropriate assistance in each case.

 

Budget/Finance

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Recommend to the church a budget of the church finances, provides church financial statements,
              evaluates church finances, approves expenditures through a voucher system.

 

Children’s

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description:
Plan and direct the children’s activities of the Church and assist in the preparation and promotion of all 
              children’s activities, camps and educational programs.

 

Committee On Committees

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description:
Works with the pastor to submit names to bring before the church for election, helping to fill the
              standing committees. Also nominates the chairperson for each standing committee. 

 

Constitution

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Recommends to the church, as needed, revisions to the Constitution and By-Laws, then incorporate any
              amendments into the Constitution and By-Laws within 45 days of the passage of those amendments by the 
              Church membership. Make available to church members copies of any amendments.

 

Counting

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Does the normal counting of the weekly offering, as well as for special offerings.

 

Fellowship

 

Length of Commitment: 2 years
Description: Organizes and prepares for church events such as the Easter sunrise service breakfast, all-church   
              picnic, meals for revival teams, the Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas caroling refreshments, etc. and other 
              events that include food. Also are responsible for ordering supplies for the kitchen facilities. 

 

Floral Arts and Decorations

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Responsible for the beautification of the church buildings with appropriate floral arrangements and
              decorations for special occasions/seasons . 

 

Historical

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Responsible for keeping an up-to-date history of the church. Duties include gathering and preserving
              historical records, setting up and maintaining a storage system of all historical records, and planning and
              implementing special projects as needed.

 

Media Center

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Responsible for the operation, maintenance, storage, improvement, and promotion of the library and
              media facilities.

 

Membership Watchcare

 

Length of Commitment: 2 years
Description: Works with the pastor, deacons, and church clerk on matters concerning church membership, especially
              by presenting a new member packet to each new member and/or family that becomes a part of this
              fellowship, photographs them and places their photograph on the church bulletin board, and welcomes
              them to the church family.

 

Missions Committee

 

Length of Commitment: 2 years
Description: Plan and organize mission trips, events, and activities for the church to help fulfill the missionary    
              vision of the church

 

Music

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description:  Work with the pastor and/or minister of music in promoting all music programs in the Church. Assist
              in engaging volunteer workers for the Music Program and in maintaining music properties.

 

Nursery

 

Length of Commitment: 2 years
Description: Responsible for the enlisting volunteer help to cover the nursery during regular worship services and
              special services when required, and assuring that workers are in the nursery as assigned.

 

Ordinance

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Assist in the Lord’s Supper by preparing the table and cleaning up afterward. Assist in baptism by
              seeing that the baptistry is clean and filled, helping the pastor and candidates during the service, and
              cleaning up afterward.

 

 

Personnel

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Responsible in matters regarding all paid staff and employees.  Assist the pastor in writing, revising, or
              reviewing job descriptions and surveying church staff and paid employee needs.  Assist in resolving
              conflicts within the church staff and paid employees, and in supervising church staff and paid employees as
              requested by the pastor.

 

Properties

 

Length of Commitment: Non-rotating
Description: Responsible for the care, upkeep and maintenance, and development of church properties as approved
              by the church.

 

Public Relations

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description:  Informs the Church membership and/or the public of the mission of the church, special activities, new
              members, special occasions and such.

 

Scholarship

 

Length of Commitment: 2 years
Description:
Conducts the scholarship award program each year.
 

Transportation

 

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Responsible for the repair and maintenance of vehicles owned by the church, as well as making recommendations to the church about policies/purchases concerning the vehicles

 

Ushers

Length of Commitment: 3 years
Description: Responsible for welcoming and assisting the seating of worshipers at all regular and special services.
              Also responsible for the collection of offerings, passing out bulletins and other literature when required.

 

Women’s Ministry

 

Length of Commitment: Non-rotating
Description: Focuses on the spiritual growth of women of all ages and to empowers them through prayer,
              mentoring, discipleship, encouragement, fellowship, Bible study, and special events 

 

 

 

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