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The Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys includes 51 congregations with 5,818 members. They range in size from fewer than 25 members to more than 400 and are involved in everything from local support groups to international missions.

Information on COVID-19
 



 
Upcoming Events
2022 Presbytery Meetings

Saturday, February 5 via Zoom from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Jan 21: Presbytery packet deadline
Jan 24: Presbytery packet posted to website
Feb 4: Deadline to RSVP for presbytery meeting
Rules, Motions, Motion Form


Tuesday, April 5 in person from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. (location: Spicer, Hope)
Mar 18: Presbytery packet deadline
Mar 22: Presbytery packet posted to website
Mar 28: Deadline to RSVP for presbytery meeting

Tuesday, June 7 via Zoom from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
May 20: Presbytery packet deadline
May 24: Presbytery packet posted to website
Jun 6: Deadline to RSVP for presbytery meeting

Tuesday, August 16 via Zoom from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Jul 19: Presbytery packet deadline
Aug 2: Presbytery packet posted to website
Aug 15: Deadline to RSVP for presbytery meeting

Saturday, October 8 in person from 10:00 – 3:00 p.m. (location: St. Cloud)
Sept 23: Presbytery packet deadline
Sept 26: Presbytery packet posted to website
Sept 30: Deadline to RSVP for presbytery meeting

Tuesday, December 6 via Zoom from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Nov 18: Presbytery packet deadline
Nov 22: Presbytery packet posted to website
Dec 5: Deadline to RSVP for presbytery meeting
 





Ruling Elder Training


2022 Ruling Elder Training
led by Stated Clerk Rev. Pamela Prouty and Rev. Dr. Douglas Dent



2021 Ruling Elder Training 101, learn about the duties and responsibilities of being a Ruling Elder and meet other REs from around our presbytery

led by Rev. Pamela Prouty

Ruling Elders Rule! We had a great time together at the Ruling Elder training. Following are some books which I recommended. The recording of the training is above. And as always if you have questions or concerns or ideas for other trainings which could be done, please contact me.
  • Spiritual Leadership for Church Officers by Joan Gray
  • Presbyterian Polity for Church Leaders 4th Edition by Joan Gray and Joyce Tucker
  • Principles of Presbyterian Polity by Carlos Wilton
  • Ten Dumb Things Churches Do and How to Avoid Them by Philip Wiehe



Deacon Training


Deacon Training 101 – More Than Just a Social Visit: Practicing the Ministry of Caring in Your Congregation

led by Rev. Leanne Thompson

Here are links to the handouts Leanne is sharing with viewers.
Holding Space for You
Becoming an Active Listener
Conversation Starters
Prayer Guide



Unmasking the Post Covid Church




Race and Christianity Webinar, Session 3, October 28






Race and Christianity Webinar, Session 2, September 30




The Academy (for commissioned pastor training and enrichment for anyone): thepresbyterianacademy.org

Pastor Nominating Committee Training video

Pastoral Leadership Opportunities


The following congregation within the bounds of our presbytery is currently seeking pastoral leadership:


Maine Presbyterian Church, rural Underwood - Interim Pastor
  Ministry Information Form - 
03870.AB0


First Presbyterian Church, Slayton, Pastor
  Ministry Information Form - 
03805.AB0

Harrison Presbyterian Church, rural Spicer - Solo Pastor
  Ministry Information Form - 03878.AA0


First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago - Interim Pastor
  Ministry Information Form - 
03811.AA1 

The Ministry Information Forms for these opportunities are posted on the Church Leadership Connection web site -- http://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/clc/




Map of the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys
Church directions in our Presbytery: www.pcusa.org/search/congregations/

Training for Ruling Elders: https://equip.pcusa.org/


2022 Per Capita - $43.00 Total
$28.52 for Presbytery
$5.50 for Synod
$8.98 for GA


Remittance Form
2022 Compensation Policy
2022 Per Capita Apportionment and Mission Pledge Form