As we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are awed by the power of His Church. A busy of time of year for church staff, we sometimes forget to take the time to remember what their ministry means to all of God’s children.
As members of the Administrative Personnel Association of the Presbyterian Church (USA), your administrative staff will find that they are spiritually nurtured through the fellowship of other APA members. Through the support system of other lay church professionals, your staff members have a network to help them be more efficient and effective in their ministry to your organization.
Through educational and certification opportunities offered at APA conferences, your administrative staff gain a deeper sense of commitment and truly feels the call of working for a PCUSA church or governing body. When their professional life becomes overwhelming, there is a network of other lay personnel to help them find their way through the deluge of expectations.
Classes offered at Administrative Personnel Association conferences can help ground your support staff. The 2012 Florida Region Conference will be held in Sarasota from May 16th through May 20th. Classes offered include Office Administration I, Interim Ministry, Pastoral Care for Self and Others, Church History, Polity III, Book of Confessions and Presenting Your Church/Organization to the Public: Marketing. Registration forms can be found on the Florida Region’s website, www.floridaapa.org. The deadline to register is April 26th.
Encourage your support staff to become a member of the APA. Information about the certification program can be found on the Florida Region website, www.floridaapa.org. Or contact Barbara Prieto, Florida Region President, at 305-666-8586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership Chair, Florida Region of the Administrative Personnel Association of the Presbyterian Church (USA)