A clear, concise statement of the committee’s purpose is essential for it to function properly and provides measurable standards. The following will give some ideas for a statement of purpose: The Ethics and Religious Liberty Committee is an instrument to develop awareness, sensitize and lead our congregation to be equipped and mobilized to be instruments of biblically based transformation for families, churches, communities and the nation.
Regardless of the ERLC mission statement, the committee should perform three tasks:
- Study. The committee will make the congregation aware of social and moral issues to which the church needs to respond.
- Education. The committee will educate the congregation regarding issues and concerns that have an impact on family, churches, communities and the nation.
- Action. The committee will provide the church with strategies, techniques and resources to take action regarding these issues and concerns.