The Education Committee exists to oversee and plan education classes for adults, children and youth, as well as organize seminars for both teachers and the congregation. Our goal is to provide an educational system within Hope Church that starts where individuals and families are spiritually and intellectually and leading them towards maturity in Christ. We believe that learning is loving God with our minds. We seek to accomplish this through a structured plan of learning goals. Adult Sunday School electives are offered on a quarterly basis (see the Sunday School schedule of classes enclosed with this booklet) in accordance with these learning goals. Classes are also available for children pre-school through high school. The Education Committee meets monthly to review and research educational planning.
The Finance Committee oversees all aspects of finances for Hope Church. They receive and count offerings and other income to the church and are responsible for all dispersements of funds. They also work with the Session to prepare and present annual budget proposals.
Missions and Outreach Committee
The Missions and Outreach Committee of Hope Church is committed to improving communication and a sense of partnership between Hope Church and selected local and foreign missions. It also facilitates and encourages evangelistic outreach efforts of Hope Church in our community. The committee regularly provides information to the congregation regarding the missionaries that Hope Church supports, including periodic updates and prayer requests. One of our goals is to see members of Hope Church participate in short term mission trips, both locally and abroad. We also support PCA church planting efforts and local evangelistic outreaches in the Scranton/Wilkes Barre area. The missions committee also coordinates an annual fall missions conference.
The Worship Committee oversees all aspects of our corporate worship. This includes all the music ministries, the decorations, the sound system, the order of worship, etc. They also oversee our corporate prayer, including both the prayer chains and any corporate prayer meetings.