Our congregation is accountable to the Session/Council composed of Ruling Elders. Elected by the congregation, the Ruling Elders are the decision-making body. As shown in the circle above (or as a CHART), the Session/Council is organized into four ministry teams, each flowing/interacting with the other. Congregational members are invited to serve in various program areas under the oversight of the Elder ministry teams.
First Presbyterian Church, Sumter adopted this model so all ministries, functions, programs, and needs of our "Body" would be properly cared for and addressed. Our two-fold aim is to pledge ministry to all members and guests, and ensure accountability to and for the ministries we support.