STRUCTURE OF EHCC BODY
STANDING COMMITTEES- FELLOWSHIP
AFFILIATED TO : UNITED CHURCH OF NORTHERN INDIA (UCNI)
SYNOD : WEST BENGAL
COUNCIL : EASTERN HIMALAYAN CHURCH COUNCIL
DETAILS OF EHCC
AREA : Districts of DARJEELING, KALIMPONG, ALIPURDUAR, JALPAIGURI, MEGHALAYA & NEPAL
KIRK SESSIONS : 16 & 6 MISSION FIELDS
CHURCHES : 108+23
POPULATION : 11837+
AREAS UNDER EHCC REPRESENTED BY KIRK SESSIONS AND MISSION FIELDS
EASTERN HIMALAYAN CHURCH COUNCIL HAS MORE THAN 108 CHURCHES IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE DISTRICTS OF DARJEELING, KALIMPONG AND JALPAIGURI, MOSTLY IN RURAL AREAS. A SELF RELIANT COUNCIL HAVING BRANCHES IN COAL FIELD OF MEGHALAYA AND EASTERN BORDERS OF NEPAL, IS AN EVANGELICAL CHURCH LED BY 33 PASTORS AND MORE THAN 250 ELDERS.
Group of Churches of a specific region under the Eastern Himalayan Church Council constitute bodies called Kirk Sessions for decentralisation of power and responsibilities and function accordingly. There are 16 Kirk Sessions under EHCC and the Churches are represented by these Kirk Sessions to the EHCC in its Executive Committee, different standing committees and the general council body. Each Kirk Session has one Moderator as the President of the Kirk Session to look after the Churches and activities under it. Moderator is an ordained and appointed Minister of the EHCC and assigned to one or many Kirk Session(s). He is assisted by other ordained and appointed Ministers as Assistant or Associate Pastors to look after the spiritual and administrative well being of the Church and its members.
Ministers are assisted by Elders elected by the Church members for every three years as representatives to look after the Church.
Each Church, Kirk Session and Council functions in accordance to the Blue Book of the UCNI and Bye-Laws of EHCC. The Church constitute a body called Chhoti Panchayat, the Church Committee and the group of Churches constitute Badi Panchayat, the Kirk Session .