Blackhawk Presbytery
Friday, September 18, 2020
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



Presbytery Council


  • Facilitate coordination and information sharing among boards and committees.
  • Holds accountable Mission, Personnel, and any other committee or ad hoc group reporting to Council
  • Prepare the budget and present to the Presbytery Assembly for final approval
  • Participate in deliberations on legal and real estate matters and work with the Corporate Trustees
  • Continually develop, evaluate, and recommend to the Presbytery Assembly the ongoing vision, priorities, and actions for Blackhawk Presbytery
  • Address issues that arise that do not fall within the responsibility of a particular board or committee.
  • Receive and recommend the nomination of persons for the officer positions of Stated Clerk and Treasurer.
  • Nominate the moderator and members of the Nominating Committee and the Committee on Representation.
  • Recommend to Presbytery Assembly the creation of Administration Commissions other than for installation and ordination which are handled by the Commission on Ministry
  • resent an annual budget for the work of the Presbytery to the Presbytery Council for approval prior to seeking the final approval of Presbytery Assembly.
  • Monitor on a consistent basis presbytery’s financial status.
  • Monitor compliance with the approved budget and work with staff, committees and commissions to make necessary adjustments.
  • Work with appropriate groups to encourage interpretation of presbytery’s financial situation and needs.
  • Participate in the development of presbytery’s revenues through various sources including stewardship interpretation and education.
  • Oversee the business practices Presbytery has in place and assign tasks to appropriate entities within the current structure.
Composition:  The Presbytery Council shall consist of 15 voting members: the moderators of Commission on Ministry, Committee on Preparation for Ministry, Mission Committee, Nominating Committee, Stronghold Committee, Personnel Committee; six at-large members; and the Moderator, Vice-Moderator, and Immediate Past Moderator of the Presbytery Assembly.  The General Presbyter, Stated Clerk, and Treasurer shall serve ex-officio on the Presbytery Council.
Moderator:  Rev. Bob Kopp
          First Presbyterian Church, Belvidere
2020 Unified Budget (approved 11/12/19)