Muskingum Valley Presbytery, PO Box 946, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Explore. More.

We help Churches EXPLORE God's IMPACT Locally & Abroad.

Ready for a great conversation?

We’ve got one for you!

It’s a chance to be part of mining this past year of COVID for bright spots
and then building the future of your church.
Join us for this three-round conversation circle scheduled for:

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm through ZOOM

You’ll connect with different people from throughout the Presbytery for
each round to discuss and get curious about three different topics on what
we’ve learned, what we envision, and how we can accomplish that vision.
The full group will share what bubbled up in the individual conversations and
begin the process of helping the church plan for a vibrant, healthy future.

It’s a great way to hear other’s ideas and thinking (and share your own)
with those who are looking towards the future too!

More information about Conversation Circles

ZOOM link to join Conversation Circles on June 22nd from 6pm to 8pm

Your hostess for the evening:

Jennifer Crow  (see bio)

Your co-host for the evening:

Landon Cole   (see bio)
Journeying Ahead

The church
is moving forward! 

What has the church learned during COVID-19? Here is one of many lessons.

Ask for a partner! Your church is not alone:)

Spring Trainings 2021

Because no Christian community should lack vitality.

Empowering Elders Beyond Old Routines

February 17th, Wednesday (Past)

This 1 hour workshop is designed for elders and pastors and is designed to help local leaders empower elders to lead the church in this new world.

You may have missed this training or want a refresher for your congregation or session. Just ask for more training and we will find a way to help you out.

Request this training!

Working with Difficult People

March 3rd, Wednesday (Past)

None of us is perfect, but now and again we run into situations when tension is high or when the personalities among challenge our patience and leadership. In this workshop, learn skills that will help you lead with strength and love.

You may have missed this training or want a refresher for your congregation or session. Just ask for more training and we will find a way to help you out.

Request this training!

Hiring, Overseeing, and Firing within the Church

March 17th, Wednesday (Past)

Sometimes we make the wrong hire because we ask the wrong questions. Other times we do not manage people well. Still, there are those rare moments when we need to end an empolyment relationship. 

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Budgets in a Time of Uncertainty

March 31, Wednesday (Past)

Does the mission drive your budget or does your budget drive your mission?

How do we plan when we do not know what is coming?

In this workshop, you will go away with skills that will help you make a positive impact in your ministry.

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Finding Ways to Serve as a Senior Citizen

April 7, Wednesday (Past)

Muskingum Valley is filled with seniors who love their church and communities. They have a passion to share God’s love. Yet, sometimes we struggle to find new ways to serve as we age.

In this workshop, you will share your passions, but also help one another find new ways to serve.

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Church after COVID

April 21, Wednesday (Past)

What have we learned in the age of COVID? What does it mean to be a church with people who worship from around the world? How do we engage, interact, and build community in an age of technology?

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Christ the Center

Rick Hastings, our 2021 Moderator shares his vision for the year.

Elder Round Table

Inspired by our “Empowering Elders Beyond Old Routines” Training and by request, there will be three Elder gatherings this spring to continue the conversation. 

Each 1 hour gathering will include a check-in, and a short training to help elders grow as spiritual leaders.

Helping People Find Their Place to Serve (Past)

Tuesday, March 23rd, 6:30 PM

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Developing a Hybrid Community (Past)

Thursday, April 22nd, 6:30 PM

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Praying as a Session (Past)

Wednesday, May 19th, 6:30 PM

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Inside-Out Faith

 Jesus goes to people and so did the early church.

Instead of asking where all of the people have gone, our churches will be more faithful to ask: where is Jesus going?

Living in community with those who are outside of our bounds is the setting of God’s good news and the context of discipleship.

Contact Us

Want to add to our shared ministry?  Have a question? Let us know!

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    PO Box 946, New Philadelphia, OH. 44663

    Call 855-603-0604
    Ext. 0 = Administrative Assistant, Bev Potts
    Ext. 1 = General Presbyter, Matt Skolnik
    Ext. 2 = Chair of Parish Elders, Mark Unrue
    Ext. 3 = Stated Clerk, Tim Pollock
    Ext. 4 = Chair of Administration, Sheila Ellenberger
    Ext. 5 = MVP Treasurer, Mike Mast

    The Presbytery office is located inside the First Presbyterian Church in Uhrichsville
    at 633 N. Main St., Uhrichsville, OH.  The conference room is across the hall from the sanctuary.    The business office is located upstairs.