The commission structure is based on three biblical priorities that are equal and inter-related in Christian life and should therefore be equal and inter-related in congregational life: love God, love one another within Christ’s body, and love the “neighbor.” Commissions seek to assist the congregation in living out these biblical priorities and the congregation’s vision.

Commissions tend to all ministries of the congregation. Commissions are empowered to make most decisions and establish committees/coordinators/task groups to execute efforts within its arenas. The pastoral team provides avenues for communication and coordination among commissions but is not in charge of them.1

  1. Taken from the FMC Handbook ↩︎