How the ARP Denomination is Organized

How the ARP Denomination is Organized

Synod Women’s Ministries Board (WMB)
Formerly Women’s Synodical Union (WSU)
Boards
Executive Board of General Synod
Board of Benefits
Bonclarken
Christian Education
Outreach N.A. (ONA)
Dunlap Orphanage
Erskine College
ARP Magazine
Stewardship
World Witness
Officers
President
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Administrator

Dept Chairmen
Historian
Family Life
Spiritual Life
Missions and Outreach

Ten Presbyteries

  1. Catawba
  2. Florida
  3. Virginia
  4. Mississippi Valley
  5. Tennessee-Alabama
  6. First
  7. Second
  8. Northeast
  9. Pacific
  10. Canadian
Nine Presbyterials

  1. Catawba
  2. Florida
  3. Virginia
  4. Mississippi Valley
  5. Tennessee-Alabama
  6. First
  7. Second
  8. Northeast
  9. <none>
  10. Canada
Local Congregations
Session
Diaconate
Sabbath School
Women of the Church
Youth Groups
Men’s Organization
Local Women’s Ministries
Officers and Dept Chairmen (optional)

Circles
Chairman and Co-Chairman
Secretary/Treasurer
Department Chairmen (optional)

Women’s Ministries Board (WMB) [formerly Women’s Synodical Union (WSU)]

WMB is led by the officers who form the Executive Committee.  With the Presbyterial Presidents and the Department Chairmen, they form the WMB Board, which, with the help of committees, provides programs, projects and goals for the local Women’s Ministries.  Members of the Board also serve on Synod’s Board and Committees and enable WMB to coordinate its support of the work of our denomination.

Presbyterials

The Presbyterials, which correspond to Synod’s Presbyteries, are the vital links between WMB and the local Women’s Ministries.

Women’s Ministries (aka: WOC)

Local Women’s Ministries are the heart of WMB and do the real work.  They adapt the ideas of WMB to their own needs.

Both Local Women’s Ministries and Presbyterials have the same officers and chairmen as WMB (with the exception of the Administrator which is only on the WMB level).  Small local groups may adapt to their situations, with two or three officers and two or three chairmen.