At FPC, we use Committees to lead and organize our various ministries. Committees are comprised of pastors, elders, and lay members who prayerfully work together to manage a specific area of responsibility within the church. Our committees help keep our church ministries running efficiently, they allow members a focused way to use their gifts and expertise, they give congregants the opportunity to mature in ministry and leadership, and overall help us to stay focused on our vision of seeing “More people, more like Christ.”
Below is a list of our committees. After reading through this list, you may have questions about how you can be more involved in a particular area. Feel free to contact any Committee Lead with questions you may have.
Adult Christian Education Committee
In order to become more like our Lord Jesus Christ, we must exchange the mindset of the world and replace it with a Christian worldview in areas such as marriage, the workplace, finances, friendships, and the environment. This committee helps facilitate Biblical training in these areas through focused Sunday School classes, special speakers, conferences, and other events. Please contact the church office for more information.
Budget & Personnel Committee
The Budget and Personnel Committee helps organize the financial and personnel operations of the church. Throughout the year, this committee works closely with the many ministry functions of the church to support the financial needs of the various church ministry programs. The committee works closely with the church Treasurer to create monthly and annual financial reports. The committee is actively engaged in the annual budget process and audit. Committee Lead: Jeff Azadian
Children’s Ministries Committee
The Children’s Ministries Committee partners with parents to train children in kindergarten through fifth grade to glorify God and enjoy Him forever! It is our desire to see all children have the opportunity to know God and hear the gospel! Committee Lead: Scott Fitzgerald
The Fellowship Committee works behind the scenes and provides hospitality with food and drinks for many of our events, but especially for Sunday mornings. Committee Lead: Carmen Queen
Greeters / Ushers / Newcomers Committee
This committee presents a friendly and welcoming face to everyone who comes to worship at FPC on Sunday mornings. They provide information to visitors and help newcomers get integrated into our church community. Committee Lead: Jon Evans
Local Missions Team
The Local Mission Team encourages and facilitates FPC attendees to participate in local outreach and service opportunities in Ipswich and throughout the North Shore. Committee Lead: Greg Smith
Men’s Ministries Committee
“Acts of Brothers,” the Men’s Ministry Committee, helps men establish and build friendships to help us all grow in our faith in Christ. Our vision is to see FPC become a place where men can truly be “brothers” in Christ, and no man feels left behind. Committee Lead: Dave Burbridge
Global Missions Team
The Global Missions Team promotes interest, support, and participation in global missions. Committee Lead: Pam Jaeger
Nursery Ministry Committee
Small Group Ministry Committee
Small groups at FPC give members a place to connect more intimately with others in the community, to care for one another as we share our lives and stories, to develop and change through accountability, and to work together with purpose to serve each other and our community. Contact the church office for more information.
Women’s Ministries Committee
Women’s ministries at FPC point women to the true satisfaction that comes from living lives secure in God’s promise of true hope and peace that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. This committee oversees Women’s Bible Studies and specialty groups, and offers a wide variety of social events and opportunities throughout the year. Committee Lead: Led by Several Women in the Church; please contact the church office.
The worship team promotes Christ-honoring worship in all areas of church life, especially in weekly Sunday services. Committee Lead: Jon Evans
Youth Ministries Committee
The Youth Ministries Committee creates opportunities where the gospel of Jesus Christ is presented to young people (Middle and High school-aged students) and to walk alongside them as they grow in their knowledge of Biblical truth and mature in their faith. Committee Lead: Jon Evans