As a church with a congregational policy, the members of First Church are partners with the pastor and other staff in providing leadership to the church. Each commission at First Church is responsible for providing strategic direction on a specific area of church life. Current commissions are: Care of Parish, Christian Education, Facilities, Finance, Investment, Outreach & Membership, Social Action & Awareness, and Worship. Individuals may serve as a voting commission member, or if they are not members of the church, as a friend of a commission. In addition, individuals may participate as a volunteer in a particular project of the commission to which they are especially drawn. Commissions typically meet monthly.