Christendom is dying,
but the Church is about to THRIVE!
Feel stuck as a church? Have you tried these three steps? Getting started is easy. Name the reality that Christian influence and power is about to cease in the West.
Help leaders of your church learn the practice and art of providing spiritual care. This is not the job of a pastor alone. It is the responsibility of the whole church.
Local church leaders need to understand the DNA of their congregation and their larger community.
This workshop will help your people explore what makes your church and larger community unique. From this knowledge, you can better provide options that will bless Christ’s ministry among you.
Jesus proclaims that “God’s Kingdom has come near.” During this training, explore how God’s Kingdom embraces the struggles and needs of your specific and local context.
God has uniquely blessed each follower of Jesus to serve at the intersection of their spiritual gifts, passions, and community needs. In this training, provide an opportunity for your people to connect with God’s call.
As churches, we often spend time spinning plates from yesteryear. God bless us!
When we blindly follow the past, we often miss the center of what God is doing in the moment.
In this workshop, learn to realign your efforts to the specific ministries of Jesus.
As presbyterians we have a lot of room to grow in matters of activation. We are skilled at thinking and dreaming. But we do not often know how to put plans into meaningful action.
In this gathering, learn how to build consensus, bring people along, and get moving.
ELDERS and WORSHIP
More and more of our churches are returning to a time when there is less and less pastoral leadership.
The elders are the spiritual leaders of a local congregation. Over a series of classes, empower your elders to lead worship without a pastor. Today is the day to get start eldering.
One sign of health within a local congregation is learning how to be in community together. This means that we help one another grow, gently guide one another, share open and honest communication, and name unhealthy behavior. If you have ever heard a phrase like, “I am leaving the church if…,” you need this training.
In most congregations, our sessions are organizers of church work and events. There is a time and place for this. But the spiritual leaders of a congregation are called to so much more!
In this workshop, learn how to reframe, restructure, and rework what you do at session meetings. Chances are, session meetings can be so much more life-giving than what you currently experience.
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:)
Because no Christian community should lack vitality.
Elder Round Table
Inspired by our “Empowering Elders Beyond Old Routines” Training and by request,
each 1 hour gathering will include a check-in, and a short training to help elders grow as spiritual leaders.
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.
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PO Box 946, New Philadelphia, OH. 44663
Ext. 0 = Administrative Assistant, Bev Potts
Ext. 1 = General Presbyter, Matt Skolnik
Ext. 2 = Chair of Parish Elders, Ben George
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.